Masters Heating & Air, with a sterling 13-2 record, earned the top seed in the Hoosier East Baseball Alliance Reese (12-U) Tournament, which begins Monday with games at Monmouth and Decatur.
Trupointe of Monroeville will meet Oetting Insurance of Monmouth in the 8 p.m. game at Monmouth on Monday. Erie Haven (8-7) will meet Miller Land Surveying (5-9) in a first round game, also at 8 p.m. Monday, at Rube Wynn Field.
2012 MONROE MINOR LEAGUE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS— Wendy’s pulled out the tournament championship over Colquest last week in an eight-inning affair performed in the 100+ degree weather. Names were not provided for the team pic. (Photo provided)
Colquest took second place in the tournament after winning the season title in the MYL. The championship game, played last Thursday, went into eight innings and was played in 100+ degrees. The members are: front L to R: Owen Johnson, Cashton Reynolds, Micah McClure, Sam McKean, Gavin Cook. Back L to R: Cesar Roggerio, Ethan Brown, Kam Brown, Jake Haviland, Blake Heyerly, Aiden Roggerio. (Photo provided)
IN ALL-STAR GAME — Brian Hakes, Gunnar Cale and Landon Baker, members of the Bellmont Sectional and Regional championship baseball team, competed on Sunday in the 3A Indiana Elite North vs. South All-Star Game played at Decatur Central High School in southwestern Indianapolis. Hakes played third base, Cale left field and Baker shortstop for the North squad and one of its coaches was Ben Fawbush, the head Bellmont coach. The game ended in a 10-10 tie, called due to a time limit. Games also were held in 1A, 2A and 4A senior divisions.
MONROE—The Farm Bureau Lifers came out of the loser's bracket of the double elimination Monroe Little League tournament to claim the 2012 title by handing Monroe Grain a pair of losses Thursday night.
Had Monroe Grain, who beat the Lifers earlier in the week, won the opening contest Thursday, the tournament would have been over, but Farm Bureau pounded out a 14-2 win to force a second game. In the nightcap, the Lifers jumped out to a 8-2 lead and then held on for a final 14-10 triumph.
MONROE—Hunter Lotter finished a brilliant performance on the mound for the Bank of Geneva Tuesday night in the Monroe Little League tournament at Don Ray Field by working out of a bases loaded situation and the Bankers snared a 9-6 win over the Brickhouse.
Lotter, who got 16 of the 18 Brickie outs via strikeout route, whiffed the final two batters of the game with the sacks loaded. His teammates had just scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to reclaim the lead in the game.
Adams Central's traveling senior league team, sponsored by Kintz Insurance, traveled to the Wahoo Frenzy in Wabash, Indiana last week and came home hoisting the gold.
The tournament featured 16 high school teams including regional teams like Bellmont, Homestead, Garrett, Bluffton, Mishawaka, West Noble, and Plymouth.