Hays Larks 6, San Antonio Angels 0
The Larks jumped out on familiar turf and never looked back. The 2016 runners up came out agressively and banked two runs thanks to Keone Givens triple. Clayton Rasbeary scored twice with a pair of hits including a solo homer. Alex Lopez was the stabilizer for the Larks going eight strong innings while scattering seven hits and walking just one.
San Diego Waves 7, Mulvane Patriots 5
Although Mulvane created intrigue with a four run sixth inning, the San Diego Waves had already staked themselves to a four run lead in the first. Eric Del Prado was the run producer with three RBI singles to create the difference. Meanwhile, teammate Jordan Mopas tied an 83 year old record by getting hit by a pitch three times.
Cheney Diamond Dawgs 9, Seattle Studs 8
The Diamond Dawgs have a couple of heartbreaking losses to the Seattle Studs over the lengthy histories of both teams. But the Diamond Dawgs were the heart breakers on Sunday. Trailing 8-2 before the sixth, Cheney struck for four runs in the inning to cut the defecit to two. Cheney struck for one in the eighth and then two in the ninth before holding on for the victory behind Connor Queen’s 4.1 scoreless innings of relief. Grant Devore led the offense with four hits including a game-opening double in which he scored on a biazrre play that saw the relay man bounce a ball of his nearest teammate’s head.
Wellington Heat 7, USA 3
The Heat caught the attention of all World Series participants with an offensive onslaught. Mike Lowe was in the middle of the action for the Heat as they lead for a majority of the game.