Blues place third in TLL baseball tournament

BELOIT – The Beloit Blue K-18 baseball team are now 6-3 on the season after placing third in the host Twin Lakes League baseball tournament on Saturday. The number one seed Smith Center team won the league championship over Runner-Up, number two seed Waconda, 13-9 in seven innings.   

Beloit was defeated by Waconda in their first contest at 10-2 in five innings. They came back to defeat Lucas in game two 26-19 in seven innings. Beloit will now travel to Concordia to begin the K-18 East Regional tournament, seeded as number three. They will face the number two seed Concordia F&A team with a 6 p.m. pitch on Tuesday, July 10, at the Meats Field . The winner of the game will advance to the 7:10 p.m. game on Thursday, July 12 at the Doyeen Field. 

Against Waconda on Friday night, Beloit Blue scored their only two runs in the top of the first inning as Benson Berndt and Landon Kadel both crossed home plate on single hits. Ethan Holler and Mason Fuller were both left on base as the third out was called. 

Waconda's Simon Fisher, Kyler Cunningham, Jace Schoen and Dayton Lantz all scored in four runs in the bottom of the first inning for a lead they held for all five innings. Cunningham, Asa Carr  and Cooper Brown all scored runs in the bottom of the second to extend their lead to 7-2. 

Beloit held Waconda scoreless in the bottom of the third inning and allowed one run in the fourth by Brown as they led 8-2.

Schoen and Lantz  added two more runs in the bottom of the final fifth inning for the Waconda 10-2 win over Beloit. 

The Beloit Blue faired better in the second game after a long seven inning game win over Lucas, 26-19. 

Lucas bats opened the game with seven runs before Benson Berndt, Landon Kadel, Brysn Corbett and Mason Fuller scored in four runs for Beloit, as they trailed, 7-4.

Blue held Lucas to two runs in the top of the second inning and added four runs at the plate to come back within one run, 9-8. Corbett, Brennan Walker, Ethan Holler and Mason Fuller hit the scoring runs on three singles and a walk. Jarett Eitzman was left on third and Owen Eilert on second base before Ben Thompson was called out stealing second.

Beloit allowed Lucas one scoring run in the top of the third inning and they added five runs to pull ahead, 13-10. Corbett, Walker, Holler all scored on singles and Eitzman hit a double. Thompson hit as the last scoring run and Berndt was left on second base.

Lucas came back to reclaim the lead, 16-14. in the top of the fourth inning scoring in six runs and allowed Beloit one run by Corbett. 

The Blues returned the favor in the fifth inning holding Lucas to one run and added six of their own for the 20-17 lead. 

Berndt opened the Beloit bats in order with the first scoring run followed by Kadel and Corbett making base on singles. Holler hit a double and Fuller walked on base. Eitzman ended the scoring runs with a single. 

Lucas was held to two scoring runs in the top of the sixth inning and Beloit made their rounds scoring in six runs. Kadel made base on error and Corbett hit a double. Walker, and Holler hit singles and Fuller walked on base. Eitzman made base on a single as the last scoring run. Eilert hit a single but was called out on third. Beloit led 26-19 and retired the Lucas bats in the top of the final seventh inning for the win. 

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