The Game Time Gym Gold BNBA baseball team finished in a tie for first place in pool play at the St. Louis Pirates Tournament by winning one of two games Saturday to go 3-1 in the first two days of the tournament in the St. Louis area.
Tyler Cook nailed down the first win in relief of Brad Jahnke. Cook struck out the only hitter he faced to record the 27th out of the game with the bases loaded in a 5-3 victory over the Springfield Prairie Fire. Brad Jahnke went 6 2/3 innings got the win.
Cory Phillips had two hits, and Brian Huff drove in a run.
In its first game, the Gold (11-1) suffered its first loss of the season, a 9-1 setback by the host St. Louis Pirates. Harold Riggins doubled in the Gold's on run, and Cook had two hits.
Blue still alive in pool play
The BNBA Blue split two games at the Wooden Bat Tournament in Lombard on Saturday, defeating the Glenside Storm, 10-0, before falling to Racine (Wis.), 5-1.
The Blue started its victory with four straight hits that led to a four-run first inning in a game that was won by the 10-run rule in the sixth.
Zach Lauer (3-0) struck out three, walked four and was one of six Blue players to drive in a run.
In the second game, the Blue (10-3) ran into a team with eight players signed to go to Division I schools in the fall.
Kyle Camp (1-1) shouldered the loss by allowing 10 hits. He allowed five runs, just two earned as Racine turned an error into a big inning.
The Blue continue pool play today at 11:30 a.m.
Silver advance at Danville tourney
The BNBA Silver went 3-1 in pool play to advance to the tournament round of the Danville Tournament on Saturday.
Sean Sebring led the Silver (8-8) to an 11-2 win over the Danville Dragons. The Normal West standout went 4 for 5 with two doubles, three RBI, three stolen bases and four runs scored. Andrew Martinez was 3 for 5 with three RBI, and Brody Mikel tripled, doubled and knocked in four.
In the second game, three Silver pitchers gave up 18 hits in a 21-7 loss to the Danville Speakers. Scott Wiley had three hits.
The Silver face Champaign at 10 a.m. today. The championship game is scheduled for 3 p.m.