Gavin Lohse fires a ball to first base for Team Hovey during a game earlier this season in the LARA 8-and-under machine pitch league. Team Hovey has picked up three wins in the last week.
Here are LARA baseball recaps from June 12 through June 24. If you would like to submit information on your team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get them included.
8-and-under machine pitch
Team Hovey 16, Wea Eagles (Team Myers) 6
Team Hovey put together a strong performance against the Wea Eagles as it scored nine runs in the first two innings to get a 16-6 win.
Hovey scored two more runs in the third and five more in the fourth to seal the win. The Eagles scored two runs each in the second, third and fourth innings.
Danny Johnson and Scott Wallace each led the Eagle bats with a pair of hits, while Blaise Vohs smacked a third-inning double into the outfield.
On defense, Cooper Riley ran down a pop fly at shortstop in the third inning to help hold Hovey to just two runs.
Team Hovey 10, Wea Eagles 2
Team Hovey scored three runs in the first inning and four more in the third to take a 10-2 win over the Wea Eagles coached by Jeff Myers.
Eight different players had hits for the Eagles, who scored a run in the third and fifth innings.
Cooper Riley, Roy Bauer, Harry Krafft, Bobby Johnson, Wyatt Guetterman, Michael Foote, Scott Wallace and Danny Johnson each had a single in the loss.
Team Carlson 9, Wea Eagles 8
Down by five runs to Team Carlson after the first two innings, the Eagles nearly made a big comeback, but fell one run short in a 9-8 loss.
Cooper Riley and Blaise Vohs each had a pair of hits that included a double a single. Keegan Rogers and Trevor Myers also finished with a pair of singles.
Catcher Harry Krafft gave the Eagles a lift on defense as he picked up a bunt attempt, tagged the runner and then tagged out a runner trying to score from third to get an unassisted double play.
Team Hovey 16, Wea Eagles 2
Hovey scored five runs in first, second and fourth innings to pull away from the Wea Eagles in the 16-2 win.
Trevor Myers and Keegan Rogers each finished with a pair of hits to lead the Eagles’ bats. Cooper Riley hit a 2-run double in the fourth inning to prevent the shuout.
Roy Bauer also provided some good defense for the Eagles as he tagged out runners on back-to-back plays at second base.
Team Willey 17, Eagles 11
Ten players had two more hits from Team Willey who used a five-run third and fourth innings to pull away from the Wea Eagles in a 17-11 victory.
Willey had 26 hits in its 32 at-bats. Will Showalter led Willey with four hits and Evan Moreland had three hits, which included a double.
Logan Henry, Carter Willey and Matt Stohs also finished with three singles. Erik Liens, Cameron Jenkins, Aden Spradling, Bryce Bicknell and Conner Millbern each had a pair of hits for Willey and Spradling also added a double.
Trevor Myers and Michael Foote had big games for the Eagles, who are sponsored by Alpha Mortgage. Myers and Foote each finished the game with three singles each.
Wyatt Guetterman, Keegan Rogers, Cooper Riley, Harry Krafft and Scott Wallace all had a pair of hits as well for the Eagles. Blaise Vohs provided some strong defense as he ran down a high fly ball at shortstop.
Louisburg Fireballs (Team Crooks) 13, Osawatomie-Miller 7
The Louisburg Fireballs, coached by Joe Crooks, used a five-run first and third inning to pull away for a 13-7 victory over Osawatomie-Miller at Lewis-Young Park.
Alex Foxworth and Drake Crooks gave the Fireballs a boost with the bats as they hit back-to-back triples. Dawson Rizzo also made a big catch on the infield to lead the Fireball defense.
Louisburg Fireballs 8, Osawatomie Trojans 7
The Fireballs got a mixture of good hitting, pitching and defense in its 8-7 win over the Osawatomie Trojans in Osawatomie.
Colin McManigal pitched a complete game for the Fireballs as he struck out eight Trojans batters to lead the way. Outfielder Alex Foxworth backed him up on defense as he made two catches in centerfield and catcher Dagan Klugman caught two runners stealing.
Offensively, Colton Mungle hit an inside-the-park home run for the Fireballs and Jordan Brown added a triple in the win.
Louisburg Fireballs 6, Osawatomie-Wendt 2
The Fireballs used a 3-run third and a 2-run fourth inning to break open a close game and win 6-2 over Osawatomie-Wendt that completed a doubleheader for Louisburg.
Drake Crooks got his first hit of the season and the rest of the Fireball batters reached base by either hit or walk.