The Superior Diamonds, an 11-year-old traveling baseball team, finished sixth in the Webster Big League Classic 11U tournament with a 1-3 record last weekend.
The Diamonds (3-3) opened with a 10-3 loss to Four Corners, which plated four runs in the first inning and built a 10-0 lead before Superior scored three runs in the fourth. The time limit stopped play after the fourth inning with Four Corners copping a 10-3 victory.
Ryan Hughes had a two-run single for the Diamonds; Drew DeBruyne added a single and RBI; and David Fender doubled. David and Derek Fender, Cody Jones and Austin Buck pitched for Superior.
Superior then lost to Spooner 5-2. The Diamonds tallied two runs in the first inning on Judd Erickson’s RBI double and DeBruyne’s RBI single. Hughes’ single sent DeBruyne to third with two outs, but a fly ball ended the inning.
Spooner countered with three runs in the bottom of the first inning, single runs in the second and fourth and withstood a Superior rally in the sixth to pull out the win.
Erickson finished with a single, double and RBI. Kyler Frias, Luke Denninger, Erickson, Hughes and DeBruyne pitched an inning each for the Diamonds.
Superior broke out of its offensive slump against St. Croix Falls. Hughes doubled, singled twice and had two RBIs to lead the charge. Following were David Fender, with a double, triple and two RBIs; Erickson with two singles and two RBIs; DeBruyne with two singles and an RBI; Derek Fender with a double and two RBIs; Denninger and Nash Tollers with a single and RBI each; and Austin Buck with two runs scored.
Hughes, Tollers, David Fender and Kylar Frias shared mound duties for the Diamonds with Frias picking up the win.
Superior, which trailed 10-4, rallied for seven runs in the top of the sixth inning then held St. Croix Falls scoreless in the bottom of the frame.
David Fender’s double drove in the tying run and Hughes’ single knocked in the winning run in the 11-10 victory.
The Diamonds’ bats went silent again in their final game as they lost 10-0 to Menomonie in the fifth-place game.
Derek Fender was Superior’s only runner thanks to a walk as the team went hitless in the four-inning game. Derek Fender, Denninger, Erickson and David Fender pitched for Superior.
Cal Ripken League
Mariners 12, Cubs 4
Mariners’ Gunner Johnson and Brandon Wing held the Cubs to one hit. Johnson also led the way at the plate with a home run, double and three RBIs.
The M’s also got two singles from Caden Welch, Bryce Connolly, Brandon Wing and Cody Jones, and a single and three runs scored from Oscar Flaherty.
Stephen Gee hit a two-triple for the Cubs.
Red Sox 7, Brewers 4
Austin Willoughby was the winning pitcher and singled twice for the Reds Sox. Hunter Paine and Alex Nikstad added two singles apiece, Max Curtis doubled, and Keegan Rice and Trevor Dalbec singled.
The Brewers (5-3) got two singles and an RBI from Sam Heskins; two singles from Isaac Rios; a single and two RBIs from Dominic D’Auria, a single and RBI from Drew DeBruyne, and a singl e from Brandon McClure.
Blue Jays 4, Cardinals 0
Mike LaJoie struck out seven batters in three innings and Ben Rhodes singled twice to lead the Cardinals past the Blue Jays.
David Fender and Kain Walberg singled and Mason Moen pitched three scoreless innings for the Cardinals (0-8).
Blue Jays 11-12, Brewers 6-4
The Blue Jays (9-1) swept a doubleheader from the Brewers. Spencer Udeen picked up the win in both games. He also tripled and singled at the plate in the opener and singled in game two.
In the first game the Blue Jays also got a home run and two doubles from Max Plunkett, two singles from Devon Pettit-Sullivan, doubles from Beau Rhodes, Caden Willie and Matt Berger, and a single from Connor Fonger.
For the Brewers, Justin Earnest double and singled; Isaac Rios, D’Auria and Brandon McClure doubled; and Sam Heskin and Ryan Hughes singled.
In game two for the Blue Jays, Fonger double and singled; Willie singled twice; Pettit-Sullivan tripled; LaJoie doubled; and Alex Dennis singled.
For the Brewers (5-5), Rios had three singles; Brandon McClure doubled and singled; Hughes singled twice; and Earnst, DeBruyne and Austin McClure singled.