10::00 Gates Open
11:00 San Antonio vs. Hays
1:30 Mulvane vs. San Diego
4:00 Cheney vs. Seattle
7:00 Wellington vs. USA
7:00 Stars & Stripes Concert
San Diego Force 3, Colorado Sox 0
If the saying that pitching and defense wins championships is true, both San Diego and Colorado displayed plenty of both in a 17 inning marathon to kick off Championship Week. San Diego had plenty of opportunities to back Dalton Shelberg who threw ten scoreless innings. Tanner Pinkston and Tyler Plantier each had three hits but it was the run produced by Trevor Abrams that broke the stalemate. San Diego will play Santa Barbara on Monday. The 17 innings matches the marathon played last season by the Kansas Stars and Hays Larks for amount of zeros before a score.
Everett Merchants 5, Liberal Bee Jays 4
Jake Levin was the primary run producer as the Merchants staved off the Liberal Bee Jays.John Samons picked up the win with 2.2 innings of work while holding the Bee Jays to just a run.Garrett Scott was 4-4 in the loss for Liberal.
Kansas Stars 3, Colorado Cyclones 2
The Stars appeared enamored with Cyclones starter Brent Jones as the righty threw six scoreless innings against a collection of Major League Veterans. Jones only allowed three hits and utilized his defense expertly. But the Stars struck for all their runs in the ninth inning when Brandon Inge doubled in a run to tie the game before Dan Uggla and Mat Diaz added RBI. The Stars pitching staff showed its power as Roy Oswalt, Jason Marquis, Brett Tomko, Joe Nathan, and Heath Bell combined to hold the Cylcones to just one run.
Santa Barbara Foresters 6, Derby Twins 4
Hank LaFort was solid in the field but made his presence felt offensively with a 3-3 night while scoring two runs.Steven Coe contributed two hits as well as the Foresters backed Evan Lee. Lee went 5.2 and picked up the win in a game that started at 11:40pm.