Jackson eliminated from tourney

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Jackson's Senior Babe Ruth team fell to defending state champs Mineral Area 5-0 on Friday in an elimination game at the State Tournament in Jefferson City.

Jackson was held to just four hits after scoring eight runs in an opening round loss on Thursday. In Thursday's eight-inning 10-8 loss to Jefferson City, Jackson led 8-0 before giving up a late rally.

"That kind of unraveled it for us tonight," Jackson coach Paul Sander said.

Kyle Brown took the loss on Friday, allowing three earned runs on seven hits.

Jackson finished its season 29-10.

"We had a lot of fun and helped put Babe Ruth baseball back on the map in Jackson," Sander said.


Heartland 12-U wins two

The Heartland Nationals 12-and-under Babe Ruth softball team picked up a pair of victories on Friday at the regional tournament in Burlington, Colo.

Heartland, which won the state tournament to advance to the regional, picked up a pair of mercy-rule victories after receiving a bye in the opening day of the tournament on Thursday.

In its first game Heartland beat Greensburg, Kan., 11-1 in four innings. Danielle Gibbons was the winning pitcher, as Heartland had seven hits on offense.

The second game saw Heartland knock off Independence, Kan., 12-0 in four innings. Brooke Glastetter pitched the first three innings and Rachel Feed pitched an inning. Heartland had seven hits on offense.

The tournament concludes Sunday, with the winner moving on to the Babe Ruth World Series.

Heartland 10-U wins two

The Heartland 10-and-under girls softball team won its first two games at the six-team Babe Ruth Midwest Regional in Hugo, Colo.

Heartland opened with a 14-0, four-inning victory against Southern Plains of Colorado, as Summer Burger allowed just one hit in four innings.

Ashton Elfrink followed with a one-hitter in the secound round as Heartland edged Neosho Valley of Burlington, Kan., 3-2. Courtney Scheeter and Sierra Miller each had two hits.

Heartland, with players from Chaffee, Benton, Kelso, Oran and New Hamburg, plays at 2 p.m. today in the event, which concludes Sunday.

-- From staff reports

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