Lakers move unbeaten streak to six games with win over Timberland in championship
Camdenton continues to roll.
The Lakers remain undefeated on the season as they are currently enjoying a 6-game win streak and now have a tournament title to add to the resume after capturing the Laker Wood Bat Tournament championship on Saturday with a 5-4 win over Timberland.
After a 14-0 drubbing over Parkview on Thursday to open up Ozark Conference play, Camdenton kicked off tournament play on Friday and took down Marshall by a score of 11-1.
The Lakers managed to utilize 10 walks and picked up six hits on the evening with Andrew DiBello, Brandon Pasley, Riley Stidham, Drake Miller, Preston Crabtree and Paxton DeLaurent all adding an RBI each. Nolan Moriearty also kept the offense flowing with a hit of his own.
Riley Stidham kept Marshall at bay as he worked all five innings and allowed just a single run on three hits while walking two batters and striking out three.
Camdenton played host to St. Joseph Christian in the nightcap on Friday and it did not take long for the Laker bats to get going again as Camdenton put up 15 runs over the first two innings. The Lakers added three more in the fourth and another two in the fifth to finish things off and collected 14 total hits while taking advantage of 11 walks.
Nolan Moriearty and Austin Carter led the Lakers with two hits each. Meanwhile, Preston Crabtree, Addison Stanley, Stidham and Carter all recorded two RBIs while DiBello, Cole Linch, Jaden Keller, Pasley, Moriearty and DeLaurent all had an RBI as well.
Camdenton pitcher Ethan Folks took care of business on the mound as he allowed just two runs on two hits while walking three batters and striking out seven.
Last but not least, the Lakers took on Timberland in a rematch of last year’s title game on Saturday and earned some redemption in the finale with a 5-4 win.
After Camdenton built an early 3-0 lead, Timberland answered with two runs in the third inning and a single run in the fifth and sixth to tie the game up at 4-4 after the Lakers added another run in the fifth.
Then, Miller decided to become the game-winning run in the sixth after effectively utilizing the base paths. After reaching on an error, Miller managed to take second and third base before coming home on a passed ball.
Moriearty had two hits and an RBI as the Lakers posted five total hits on the day while Andrew DiBello picked up a hit and two RBIs, DeLaurent added a hit and an RBI and Carter recorded the other hit.
Pitcher Jack Welsh worked six and one-third innings for Camdenton allowing eight hits and a single walk while striking out six. Moriearty came in to record the final two outs and picked up the save to help seal the championship and keep the Lakers undefeated.
Camdenton (6-0) will take its unbeaten streak to El Dorado Springs on Tuesday for a contest at 4:30 p.m.