CLASS 2: Four was the lucky number for the Blair Oak Falcon’s baseball team. They won four games in the Class 2 playoffs scoring four runs in the semifinals and finals. Thursday night, the Falcons beat South Pemiscot 4-2 to claim the Class 2 baseball championship.
Senior Jared Verslues got the championship win pitching six innings and giving up one run on four hits while striking out six. Travis Henke, son of former major leaguer Tom Henke, earned the save allowing one hit and striking out two in the seventh.
The Falcons jumped on top early scoring all their runs in the first three innings. They scored one run in the first and second innings and followed that with two runs in the third. South Pemiscot made a run at it but came up short scoring two in the fourth to make it a 4-2 game. Neither team scored again after the fourth as the Falcons cruised to its 21st win of the year.
Verslues went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Scotty Boone pitched the whole way for South Pemiscot. In seven innings of work, Boone gave up four runs, three earned, on six hits and struck out 16 batters.
Blair Oaks finished the year 21-2.
South Pemiscot ended 24-5.
CLASS 1: Sacred Heart beat Stoutland 11-4 in a lopsided Class 1 final. The 11 runs came on only seven hits, but three costly Stoutland errors made way for six unearned runs.
Cory Kyle and Rusty Bragg both went 3-for-4 in the game for Sacred Heart. Both players also drove in a run. Tyler Wrinkle only had one hit, but he had two RBIs.
Sacred Heart scored in all but two innings. The most damage being done in a five-run fourth. Pitcher Austin Mullins got the complete game victory allowing four runs, three earned runs, on nine hits and striking out 10.
Class 3 and 4 finals are scheduled for Saturday.
Related web sites:
Missouri High School Baseball Tournament Information