It was an eventful night at the Morrison Ruritan Ball Parks as the league held five championship games for five different leagues.
The Junior League championship was arguably the most competitive and most anticipated of the night. Allgas and High Funeral Home faced off in the championship with Allgas taking a big victory over High’s, 20-4.
High’s initially looked great with two plays made by Braylon Torres to make two outs. Allgas never got a chance to score in the first inning.
By the second inning, competition started heating up as both teams were making runs. Levi Jones of Allgas made an impressive home run, flying into home plate. By the bottom of the second, Allgas was 7 runs ahead, but when it was High’s time to bat, they gave Allgas a run for its money.
High’s pitcher Isaiah Robledo managed to score a home run, allowing Harmoni Kennerly to score right in front of him. After two innings, Allgas was leading 7-4.
This was unfortunately the end of High’s good luck as Allgas scored 10 runs, two of which came from Ethan Cantrell. It was a 17-4 lead.
High’s couldn’t muster enough hits to stay above ground and a scoreless inning proved disastrous.
During the fourth, Robledo almost scored another home run as he would test the fielders while he was running to gain a base. Thanks to Allgas dropping the ball a few times trying to tag him, this tactic worked until he made it to home plate where he was finally tagged out. It was aggressive base running that almost resulted in his second home run of the night.
Allgas was able to keep High’s from scoring and ended the game and the tournament with a one-sided win. Elly Bain and Dakota Certain took home the Director’s Choice awards for Allgas.
Donald Hillis Realty took home first in Junior Coach Pitch. Captain D’s placed first for Coach Pitch. McMinnville Funeral Home won the Youth League. Allgas won the Junior League, and Farm Bureau won the Senior League.