Regional KCLB baseball action got underway Friday at Hibbs-Hooten. The double-elimination tournament continued Saturday and Sunday with loser and winner bracket play on slate throughout the weekend.
4PM - Wellington Heat 11 McPherson Pipeliners 8 (Pipeliners eliminated)
7PM - Wellington Heat 8 Kansas Cannons 3 (both have 1 loss / will play for Championship Monday @ 7PM!)
Complete results not available - The #1 seed HEAT fell to the #2 seed CANNONS Saturday evening in Day 2 action at the KCLB Regional. Final score was CANNONS 10 HEAT 4. The Cannons jumped out on the HEAT, leading 6-0 after 2. In the 3rd, Alex Lyon had an RBI single, scoring Dubler. The HEAT would add a couple more runs, 1 in the 5th and 1 in the 6th on an Itchy Burts hit that scored Alex Koch. Score now CANNONS 6 HEAT 4. The HEAT held on until the 9th, the CANNONS put up 4 more to extend their lead to 6. The HEAT couldn't answer - game over. FINAL HEAT 4 CANNONS 10
10AM - McPherson Pipeliners win over Valley Center Mud Daubers (score not available)
1PM - Park City Rangers 2 Clearwater Outlaws 2
4PM - Kansas Cannons 10 McPherson Pipeliners 0 (5 innings)
7PM - Wellington Heat 10 Park City Rangers 0 (8 innings)
The HEAT battled back and emerged unscathed from the loser's bracket on Sunday, downing the Pipeliners and the Cannons, to force a final CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Monday evening at Hibbs-Hooten @ 7PM.
The HEAT'S recent 1st place league finish vaulted them past the POOL PLAY round (July 27th) at the upcoming NBC BASEBALL WORLD SERIES @ Lawrence Dumont Stadium in Wichita. Championship Round action will commence on Aug. 3rd.! Stay tuned!!