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Boys Baseball Roundup, May 14: Woodland trounces Richland in season finale

Woodland wasted little time with Richland on Thursday, scoring eight runs in the first inning, then added 15 more in the next frame to beat the Rebels 23-0 in three innings.

The Cardinals batted around in the first inning, with the big blow in the inning coming from Trenton Braswell who drove in two runs on an RBI single.

Tyson Moyers and Lane VanGennip also had RBI doubles in the inning, driving in a run each.

The second frame is where things got out of hand for the Rebels, giving up 15 runs, capped off by a bases-clearing triple by VanGennip that drove in three more runs, giving Woodland a 23-run advantage.

VanGennip ended the game with six RBIs while going 2-for-3 in the game.

Cecil Abernathy (one hit, three RBIs) and Hunter McAlister (two hits, three runs scored, three RBIs) led Woodland (12-6-1) offensively.

On the mound, three different pitchers threw an inning. As the starter, Braswell went an inning giving up no runs or hits while striking out two.

Braiden Rister threw a perfect second inning, while VanGennip threw the third and final inning giving up the lone hit for Richland.

VanGennip did strike out two.

Woodland will start district play on Saturday against Clearwater as the third seed in the Class 3 district at Saxony Lutheran High School.

Game time is at 2 p.m.

Richland (0-11) will start their C1D1 against Cooter on Monday at 12 p.m. at Cooter High School.

Cape Central 10, Goreville (IL), 9

Cape Central seized victory in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to an RBI single by Carter Crosnoe, to beat Goreville on Thursday 10-9.

The Tigers trailed 9-8 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Crosnoe drove a 3-1 pitch to left field, scoring Brian Heguey from third base.

Cape Central trailed 9-7 going into the bottom half of the seventh, but a Jake Simmons leadoff single, followed by back-to-back hit batters and a fielding error, put the winning run on the third.

Crosnoe and Heguy led the Tigers with two RBIs each, both also recorded two hits as well as Paul Kitchen collecting two hits.

The winning pitcher was Kitchen, who threw two innings of scoreless relief, striking out one and walking one.

Starting pitcher Kevin Robinson threw one inning, giving up one earned run on one hit, striking out two and walking two.

The Tigers (14-11) will host Charleston in its season finale today. First pitch is at 4:30 p.m.

Delta 11, Risco 1

Lanson Cox drove in two runs while Gage Horman recorded two hits in a Delta lopsided win on Thursday over Risco 11-1.

The Bobcats scored two runs in the first inning, two in the third frame, five more in the fourth inning and two in the fifth.

Risco committed 13 errors, most of which allowed runs to score.

Horman recorded the win on the mound pitching the complete game, only giving up one run on two hits, striking out five and walking one.

Delta (3-9) will play Leopold in the first round of the C1D2 district at Bell City today at 12 p.m.

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