CONNORSVILLE, Ind. ?- The Elkins 14-year-old All-Star team opened regional tournament action with an 11-1 victory in over Northern Illinois Thursday at Connorsville Babe Ruth Complex.
Caleb Riggleman notched the win for Elkins in five innings of work. He gave up one run on three hits, walked two and struck out six.
"Caleb pitched well for us today," Elkins manager Chris Broughton said. "He was in control the whole game and that's what we need in this tournament."
Elkins’ Caleb Riggleman delivers a pitch in 14-year-old Babe Ruth Regional action Thursday in Connorsville, Ind. Elkins won the contest, 11-1
Daniel Crawford and Joseph Severino had two hits each and drove in two runs to lead Elkins at the plate.
P.J. Lanham also had two hits for Elkins.
Riggleman had one hit and drove in three runs, while Cole Harlan, Jordan Schumacher, and Sam Ross had one hit each for Elkins.
"This was a great team effort this afternoon,"?Broughton said. "We need to continue to stay focused and play our best baseball, and hopefully good things will come,"
Elkins will play Wisconsin at 10 a.m. and Northern Indiana at 3 p.m. today.
Western Kentucky 6,
SOMERSET, Ky. - The Elkins 13-year-old All-Star team lost to Western Kentucky 6-5 in nine innings Thursday in Ohio?Valley Babe Ruth tournament action.
David Gainer had two hits, one RBI and scored a run to lead Elkins at the plate.
Caleb Riggleman had one hit and scored two runs, while Kyle Riggleman had one hit and drove in a run for Elkins.
Greyson Teets, Ben Huffman and Daniel Hamrick all had one hit each.
Cory Gillespie scored two runs for Elkins
Kyle Riggleman took the loss for Elkins in two innings of relief. He gave up two runs on one hit and struck out two.
David Gainer started the contest going the first seven innings. He gave up four runs on four hits and struck out five.
"I thought the kids played well today," Elkins manager Jack Crumm said. "The kids did what we needed them to do, but came up a little short at the end. "We hit the ball hard today, but right at people. I thought our pitching was good today with David and Kyle pitching well but we just had a couple mistakes. I think we'll be ready for our next game, though."
Elkins will play in an elimination game on Saturday at 3 p.m.