By: Joshua Martin
The McDonalds Double Play Baseball Kick-off Tournament was held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Hill and Blemker Fields in Vincennes, Ind.The first game at Hill Field featured the North Knox Warriors vs. the Vincennes Lincoln Alices. The Alices defeated the Warriors by the final score of 3 runs to none. Levi Archer, pitcher for the Alices, threw a no hitter against the Warriors. Archer had six strikeouts in seven innings. The Alices scored three runs off of five hits and one error and the Warriors had one error as well. The Alices would strike first in the fourth inning and score two runs and one in the sixth. The Warriors would face the White River Valley Wolverines for the second game played at Hill Field.
The Warriors would defeat the Wolverines two runs to one with the Warriors having six hits and two errors. The Wolverines would have one hit and two errors. Shanson Lamb, of the Warriors, had an astonishing twelve strikeouts that would help push the Warriors past the Wolverines. Lamb also drove in the two scoring runs on a bases clearing single. The only scoring inning would come in the sixth with the Warriors putting up two and the Wolverines with one. The third game would be the White River Valley Wolverines and the Vincennes Lincoln Alices.
The Alices would defeat the Wolverines in five innings with the ten run rule. The Alices had ten runs off of nine hits with Joe Bobe blasting three of them with one RBI and Levi Archer with a huge homerun and two RBI’s. The Alices also had one error. The Wolverines would score no runs with three hits and three errors. The second place victors from pool A, Warriors would take place on Blemker Field against the Edgewood Mustangs.
The Warriors would fall to the Mustangs by fourteen runs to four in six innings. The Mustangs shut down the Warriors in the first inning by posting five runs on the board and score one in the second, third and fourth. The Warriors answered back by getting two in the fourth and fifth but it wasn’t enough as the mustangs closed out the fifth with four runs and the sixth with two. The Mustangs would finish with fourteen runs and fifteen hits with two errors. The Warriors would scrape away with four runs six hits and two errors. The championship game would be the Evansville Central Bears and the Vincennes Lincoln Alices at Hill Field.
The Alices would fall to the Bears in the final game by four runs to the Alices three. Bailey Montgomery would lead the Alices with three hits and two RBI’s. The Bears would strike first in the third with one run, two in the fifth and the final nail in the coffin was one on the seventh. The Alices would put their first points on the board until the fifth with three runs which would be the only scoring inning for the Alices. The Alices would finish the evening with three runs, nine hits and two errors. The Bears capitalized on four runs, six hits and no errors.
The Alices would end up placing second and the Warriors finished fourth in the six team McDonalds Double Play Baseball Kick-off Tournament.