Jim Ellis

Miami News-Record

Jim Ellis

Miami News-Record

Fairland 5, Diamond, Mo. 2

Blake Robertson pitched and batted Fairland to a 5-2 victory over Diamond, Mo., in a Mickey Mantle Classic Pinstripe Pool game here Wednesday afternoon.

Robertson struck out six and walked one while scattering four hits.

He also had two singles and scored twice.

Diamond got both of its runs in the first inning. Fairland finally got on the board in the third with a run, then took a 3-2 lead in the fifth.

The Owls pushed across a final two runs in the sixth inning.

Jacob Bryant had two hits and scored twice while Jordan Alexander and Jon Henry had a single each. Alexander scored a run and drove in one while Henry reached base three other times on walks.

Kansas 5, Quapaw 4

A seventh-inning rally fell short as Quapaw dropped a 5-4 decision to Kansas in a Pinstripe Pool game here Wednesday in the Mickey Mantle Wooden Bat Classic.

The Comets broke out to a 5-0 lead by scoring three times in the first and once each in the third and fifth innings.

But Quapaw got two runs in the bottom of the fifth on a wild pitch and a bases-loaded walk by Jeffery Laue.

John Garner was hit by a pitch to start the Quapaw half of the seventh.

Coltin Sappington ripped a two-out double then Laue delivered a two-run single.

The game ended when Corey Steele grounded out to first.

Nick Abernathy and Laue had two singles each. Derek Lee and Sappington doubled and Connell Cawyer added a single.

Cody Bright, Zac Carnes and Jared Lamont had a double and single each for the Comets. Johnny Lewis chipped in with a pair of single.

Afton 7, Commerce 5

Five runs in the top of the fifth inning gave Afton a shot in the arm as the Eagles notched a 7-5 victory over Commerce in a Yankee Pool game Wednesday night at the Mickey Mantle Wooden Bat Classic.

The big inning, which was aided by four Commerce errors, gave the Eagles a 7-4 advantage.

The Tigers used an RBI single by Jarrett Pannell to narrow the gap to two.

And CHS was pounding on the door with two out in the bottom of the seventh as Tyler Maxville walked and Kyler Ng was hit by a pitch by Afton starter Dusty Henry.

Kasey Ng lofted a fly ball that sailed into foul territory on the left field side of Mantle Field — but Afton left fielder Cecil Jones made a nifty play to end the game.

“Cecil had to come a long ways to make the catch,” Afton coach O. Jay Bowen said.

Commerce had taken a 4-2 lead in the fourth on an error and RBI singles by Maxville and Kyler Ng.

But the Eagles sent 11 batters to the plate in the fifth to take charge.

Jones and Trevor Maupin had a pair of singles for the Eagles.

Jake Mustain doubled and Eric Wilmoth added a single.

Kasey Ng had a double and single while Braden Smith doubled and Maxville, Pannell, Kyler Ng and Blake Witten chipped in with a single each.