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. The host and #1 seed WELLINGTON HEAT, after losing to #2 seed Kansas Cannons on Saturday, battled their way back out of the loser's bracket, faced off with the CANNONS and won both on Sunday and then Monday to claim the KCLB Regional Tournament Championship. HEAT starting pitcher Ramos went 7 innings and gave up just 1 "unearned" run. Lyon blasted "2" HR's for the hometown club, something he's been able to do with some frequency throughout the summer. Congratulations HEAT - League Champions and now Regional Tournament Champions! NEXT on the slate...NBC BASEBALL WORLD SERIES @ Lawrence Dumont beginning August 3rd!
7PM - Wellington Heat 5 Kansas Cannons 4
(HEAT are REGIONAL KCLB TOURNAMENT CHAMPS!)
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'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 - big time action is just over the horizon!! GO HEAT!!