The Sedalia Travelers fell to the Lee’s Summit Outlaws 9-4 during a hot afternoon game this past Saturday, July 6 at Liberty Park.
Lane Soendker was the pitcher for the majority of the game, giving up 13 hits. “Lane did the best he could for us and threw a lot of strikes. You know it’s hot out there, and I think he got tired a little early,” said coach Mark Carey of Soendker’s performance on the mound.
Lee’s Summit started the game by scoring early in the first, as well as scoring 3 runs on two hits in the third. Herb Boyers of The Outlaws would go on to hit a huge triple in the 4th as well for two more runs.
“Credit to Lee’s Summit, they’re a good ball club. they only have three losses in the division right now. For us to hang with them for a while out there is a victory in itself.” Carey said.
The Travelers finally got on the board in the fourth, with a single from Henry Tietz bringing Zach Bishop home.
Sedalia’s defense made short work of the Outlaw’s in the fifth, with the first three batters gaining all three outs.
The offense also made their best attempt at a comeback in the fifth, starting with a single by Ian Dotson bringing Darion Lawrence home after his own double down the left field line. Dalton Christian followed that up with a 2 run home run to bring the Traveler’s within one run.
Sedalia was unable to keep the momentum going in the 6th, going scoreless while also keeping Lee’s Summit without a run in the inning.
The Outlaws would go on to blow the game wide open in the top of the seventh, scoring an additional four points to end the game.
The Travelers will go on to play in the Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament July 10-14, and will return home for the District Tournament July 18-22. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia News Journal.