The Northeast Prospects 16s held their final tournament on Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30, going 1-1 losing their fist game to the Monett, Missouri Bullpen 1-10 and winning their second game against the Neosho Wildcats 14-2.
Their first game of what was to be a three game tournament took place on Friday, June 29 at the Jim Beauchamp Baseball Field in the Grove Sports Complex.
The game against the Bullpen took an early lead with the Prospects up by one but quickly took a turn when the Bullpen tied up the game in the second.
Unable to score additional runs the game went all seven innings seeing the Bullpen continue to score unanswered against the Prospects 16s.
Kash Coble was pitching the first game for the Prospects which took place in 98 degree sunny weather.
The second game of the weekend was held at 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 against the Neosho Wildcats.
The Wildcats took an early lead against the Prospects 16s which consists entirely of Grove players.
The Prospects were trailing by two runs at the close of the first inning but managed to score one in the second to get on the board.
Layne Rutherford was on the mound pitching for the Prospects showing promise on the mound after preventing additional runs.
The third inning was where the Prospects took off by putting nine additional runs on the board.
The boys went through their line up completely with only one out before getting closed down for the inning.
Of note was a triple by Chase Coughran that also brought in three RBIs as well as Hayes Pavatt and Wyatt Wall who both hit a double with two RBIs.
The Prospects put four more runs on the board in the fourth inning putting them up 14-2.
Rutherford was able to put down three in row to close the game due to the run rule taking effect.
The Prospect 16s were scheduled to face off against Poteau at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, however the game was canceled due to inclement weather
“The energy was higher today then yesterday and I’m not sure if that was because of the heat,” said Coach Eric Hunsperger. “We came out swinging and kept swinging.”
The boys finished up their season with a win and will be done for the summer until the start of the school year.