The 2006 Missouri High School Baseball Tournament is over at all levels…
CLASS 4: Vianney High took an extra inning to knock off Hazelwood Central 3-1. It was the second championship in three years for Vianney. The run to the title was much easier for Vianney than the actual title game. Vianney won their three previous tournament games by a margin of 32-9.
CLASS 3: Webb City won their second consecutive state championship beating Lee’s Summit West 6-5. The 2006 champs never trailed in the game but almost let LSW tie the game allowing three runs in the seventh. Webb City shortstop Eli Dykens led the way offensively going 3-for-4. LSW didn’t help its own cause in the field; they committed five errors in the game. Winning pitcher Shane Moreland pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up one unearned run on two hits and striking out two.
CLASS 2: Blair Oaks jumped on South Pemiscot early and never let go winning the Class 2 championship 4-2. The Falcons struck out 16 times but found a way to combine walks with some timely hitting to score all of its runs in the first three frames. Jared Verslues had two hits in the game for Blair Oaks. Tyler Lueckenhoff went 1-for-3 but drove in a key two runs. Verslues also did damage on the mound. He pitched six innings giving up one earned run on four hits and striking out six. Travis Henke, son of former major leaguer Tom Henke, came on in the seventh to get the save.
CLASS 1: Sacred Heart continued their dominance in the Class 1 tournament. Their closest margin of victory through the four games was four runs. They finished off the feat beating Stoutland High School 11-4 in the finals. Nick Turner went 2-for-3 and scored four times for Sacred Heart. Jaric Reid had three hits in the game and drove in four RBIs to help his team win. Sacred Heart starter Austin Mullins pitched a complete game surrendering three earned runs on nine hits and striking out 10.