Completing their season after rain delays and the Fourth of July gave the boys age 9-11 youth league a break in programming.
Donald Hillis Realty defeated Edward Jones by a sound margin Thursday, grabbing a 13-1 victory heading into the tournament as the No. 1 seed. The tournament starts Monday.
Donald Hillis will have a bye Monday, beginning Tuesday with the winner of Brent’s Computers, the No. 3 seed, versus Edward Jones, in the No. 6 slot.
Hillis jumped off to a big rally in the first inning, scoring 5 runs and keeping Edward Jones at bay limiting them to 1 run in the bottom of the inning by Lake Sadlon.
Scoring for the 5-run head start by Donald Hillis were Jaxsyn Patterson, Garryn Duggin, Kenyon Reno, Kyler Robinson and Seth Cruse.
Patterson, Duggin, Reno and Robinson all scored again in the second inning for a 9-1 lead as Edward Jones struggled on offense.
Putting a bow on it, Patterson, Duggin and Robinson scored for the third time in the third and Cruse tacked on one more for the 13-1 victory.
Brent’s and Edward Jones kick off Monday’s tournament games at 5:30 p.m. on Sam Martin Field at McMinnville Civic Center, followed by A-Plus Fasteners vs. Juicy’s Wellness Café at 7 p.m.
Tournament action continues with the Donald Hillis vs. Edward Jones/Brent’s Computers on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., with the A-Plus game winner taking on Bob Young’s Nursery – No. 2 seed in the season – at 7 p.m.
The loser’s bracket begins Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to see who can make it around to play in the final game, as the teams have a second-chance in the double-elimination tournament.
The loser’s bracket finals is scheduled for Monday, June 24, at 5:30 p.m. The championship is scheduled for Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., with game two to follow, if necessary.