The Lee’s Summit Legion Outlaws took second place in the Rod’s Sports Tournament last weekend at Hidden Valley Park in Blue Springs.
The Outlaws finished second after falling to the Rod’s Sports A’s of Blue Springs 8-0 in the final June 15. The Outlaws managed only one hit in the loss, which snapped a six-game winning streak.
The Outlaws reached the final with a 4-3 win over Post 58 of Belleville, Ill. Jackson Markham pitched 4 1/3 strong innings of relief to gain the win after starter Miles Kilgore left after 1 2/3 innings with a sore arm.
After Post 58 put up two in the top of the third inning, the Outlaws tied the game in the bottom of the third on a two-run double by Seth Soto. They took the lead in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Dalton Woods and an RBI single by Brett Conrow.
The Outlaws opened the tournament June 13 with a 13-5 victory over Post 21 and a 3-1 win over Post 201 Manchester. Soto drove in three runs and Quentin Bradford had two RBIs against Post 21 in the five-inning run-rule victory. Against Manchester, the Outlaws were held hitless until the fifth inning and scored all three of its runs in the sixth. Bradford doubled home two of the Outlaws’ runs. Winning pitcher Jackson Markham held Post 210 to three hits and one run over 5 1/3 innings.
On June 14, the Outlaws swept a double-header against Sedalia Post 642, winning the first game 11-8 and taking the nightcap 6-5 at Liberty Park in Sedalia.
Soto’s two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh gave the Outlaws the win in the second game. In the first game, the two teams combined for 25 hits and six lead changes before the Outlaws took the lead for good when Blake Bruning drew a bases-loaded walk that scored Brett Conrow in the top of the seventh inning.
The Outlaws also beat the Lee’s Summit Legion Pirates 11-4 in the first game of a doubleheader June 11 at Legacy Park. The second game was suspended due to curfew. Woods scored four runs and drove in two while Bradford and Herb Byers both had two RBIs for the Outlaws.