Star City’s Blake Wynn scores easily from second base on Austin Capps’ double as Woodlawn catcher Colton Williams waits for the throw from deep center field Saturday in Star City. (Special to The Commercial/Mike Adam)
STAR CITY — A three-run seventh inning put Star City ahead for good Saturday in a 9-7 victory over Woodlawn to open the second day of the Los Toritos Spring Break Tournament.
Tye Brown and Jackson Haynes singles and Cole Muckelroy walked to load the bases in the inning. Zach House then hit a double to clear the bases and pull Star City (5-5) from a 7-6 deficit.
House hit a solo shot in the sixth to give the Bulldogs a 5-4 lead, but the Bears (6-5) responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.
House was 3 for 4 with two doubles and batted in four runs. Haynes was 2 for 4 with a double and RBI.
Austin Powell was credited with the victory, striking out three and giving up one hit in the seventh. Blake Wynn allowed four runs on three hits and struck out three in the first five innings, and Austin Capps allwed three runs on three hits in the sixth.
For Woodlawn, Steven Allbright went 2 for 4 and Jacob Richardson doubled and drew two walks.
Star City will play Monticello at 1 p.m. Monday in the tournament’s consolation final. Woodlawn will face Warren at 10 a.m. Monday for seventh place.
Fordyce 2, Junction City 1
STAR CITY — The Redbugs (10-1) advanced to the championship game of the Los Toritos Spring Break Tournament by knocking off the 2A perennial power Dragons.
Freshman Ross Rogers struck out 10 in six innings for the victory. Braden Chambers earned the save.
At the plate, Tommy Tidwell was 2 for 3 with an RBI single and Chambers went 1 for 3. Chambers scored on a passed ball.
Fordyce will take on Hamburg at 7 p.m. Monday for the title. Hamburg defeated Malvern 9-1 Saturday in the other semifinal.
Warren 3 (5 inn.)
STAR CITY — Monticello scored eight runs in the bottom of the second and six in the third to overcome a 3-0 deficit in a consolation-bracket game of the Los Toritos Spring Break Tournament.
Three Monticello players each had two hits. Will Naron batted in four runs and finished with a triple and a double, and Cole Connelley was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI for the Billies.
For Warren, Sam Rauls went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored, Justin Gorman hit an RBI double and Dylan Rook singled and scored a run.