A slugfest took place at Hoover and Millraney Field on Tuesday night as Edward Jones and Bob Young’s Nursery put on a show, scoring 35 combined runs.
Edward Jones enjoyed a nine-run inning in the contest, while Bob Young’s had a seven-run inning, but Edward Jones ultimately came away with the 18-17 victory advancing them to Friday’s semifinal round.
Hayden Fults led Edward Jones at the plate as he put up an impressive 4-for-4 showing with three singles and a triple. Jonas Bailey went 3-for-3 with two home runs, a single and six RBIs. Owen Fry tallied three more hits, while Jordan Price and Barrett McGinnis added two hits apiece.
Bob Young’s was led by three 4-for-4 performances by Keegan Thompson, who had three singles and a double, Lucas Young, who had three singles and a triple, and Aiden Young, who had three singles and a triple as well. Syler Simmons, Noah Greer and Trace Ashford added two hits apiece.
Bob Young’s scored four runs in the top of the first inning thanks to a 2-RBI triple by Lucas Young and a 2-RBI single by Ashford, 4-0.
Edward Jones came back in the bottom of the inning with a vengeance, scoring nine runs courtesy of an RBI triple by Braylon Hankins, a RBI single by Bailey, a three-run triple by Fry, a two-run home run and a two-run home run by Bailey, 9-4, after one.
After Bob Young’s scored a run in the top of the second to cut the deficit to four, Edward Jones didn’t score in the bottom of the inning , keeping a four-run advantage, 9-5.
Bob Young’s grabbed the lead by one in the top of the third thanks to timely hitting up and down the lineup, scoring five runs, 10-9.
A 2-RBI single by helped Edward Jones grab the lead once more, 11-10, in the bottom of the inning as the game remained close, after three.
Bob Young’s enjoyed a seven-run outburst in the top of the fourth to take the four-run lead, 17-11.
Edward Jones scored two runs in the bottom of the inning to keep it close, 17-13, heading into the fifth and final inning.
After Bob Young’s went down in order in the top of the fifth, Edward Jones scored five runs in the bottom of the inning to win the game in dramatic fashion, 18-17.