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Garrett Hainer gets a hit in the league tournament semifinals game against Cheyenne Wells. Hainer was 2-for-3 on the night with 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored as Eads defeated the Tigers 17-1.
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Eads Majors Baseball Team Advances to Title Game in the Lamar League Tournament with Win over Cheyenne Wells in the Semis

By Betsy Barnett

July 4, 2024

It’s tournament time in southeastern Colorado and all the area teams have finished playing league games in the Lamar League. Eads won the league and was seeded No. 1 with a stellar 10-0 record. After defeating Springfield, 17-2, in the quarterfinals and Cheyenne Wells, 17-1, in the semifinals, they face off against Wiley in the title game on Friday, June 21.

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Cheyenne Wells had defeated McClave in their quarterfinals game, in an exciting 3-1 contest. That win set the Tigers up against Eads on Wednesday, June 19.

Briggs Bogenhagen started the game for Cheyenne Wells on the hill against McClave on Monday, June 17. Bogenhagen was stellar registering 14 outs on the Cardinals.

In the top of the fourth inning, Cheyenne Wells was trailing 1-0 when they grabbed the lead by scoring two runs and making the contest a 2-1 affair. In that inning Bogenhagen doubled bringing in one run, then Gunner Golding singled, bringing in that second run.

Traysen Smith came in for Bogenhagen in relief and registered no hits or runs or walks striking out 2 Cardinals.

Bogenhagen won the game from the hill as he surrendered six hits and zero runs over four and two-thirds innings, striking out eight and walking none. Deacon Mallard took the loss for McClave as he went all five innings, allowed three runs on seven hits, struck out seven and walked two batters.

The Tigers outhit McClave 7 to 6. Smith had 2 hits, including a double. Bogenhagen and Gavin S added doubles of their own. Hits also came from Jude R, Golding, and Hunter D.

For McClave it was Cash with two hits, including a triple. Singles came from Logan, Matt, Deacon, and Nate.

The loss for McClave finished their summer season. Some of the players will move on to play on the all-star team that will be announced this week.

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Eads defeated Springfield, 17-2, in Lamar on Monday, June 17th in the quarterfinals game of the Lamar League tournament.

It was a close game for two innings. Eads scored 5 runs in the bottom of the first inning after giving up a run to Springfield. The Longhorns added a second run in the top of the second inning while Eads failed to score leaving the contest tight with Eads leading 5-2.

That was before, however, the Eagles exploded in the third inning scoring 12 runs. In that inning Jaxon Bohlander walked with bases loaded, scoring one run, Chael Cordova homered with a monster hit over the big left field wall with one aboard, scoring two runs; Garrett Hainer singled, scoring another un, Liam Eder singled, scoring one run, Will Barnett also singled, scoring two runs, and Bohlander singled, scoring one run, and error then scored a run, and Quinn Britten then singled, scoring two runs.

In the bottom of the first inning, the Eagles jumped out to a 5-1 lead after one run scored on a dropped third strike, Brantley Buller drew a walk, scoring one run, Madyx Hough drew another walk, with bases loaded, scoring another run, and an error scored one more run.

Liam Eder was the winning pitcher giving up just one hit and two runs, one earned, over three innings, striking out five and walking four. Logan P. the loss to Springfield. They went two innings, allowed five runs, four which were earned, on zero hits, striking out four and walking five.

Chael, Will, and Quinn each drove in two runs for the Eads Majors team. Jaxon Bohlander led Eads with two walks. Overall, the team had a strong eye at the plate, piling up seven walks for the game, Mason Sierra, Bohlander, Madyx Hough, Will Barnett, and Brantley Buller stole multiple bases apiece with 16 bases stolen altogether by Eads.

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The semifinals game was moved to Eads on Wednesday, June 19th due to the weather in Lamar, but also saving both teams quite a bit of travel time. Eads won the semifinals contest, 17-1.

The Tigers got on the board first when Briggs Bogenhagen doubled, scoring one run. That first-inning run was the only one allowed by the multiple Eads pitchers.

But Eads upset everything in the bottom of the first inning when they put seven across utilizing six hits and taking a 7-1 lead. The biggest blow that inning came from a single by Garrett Hainer that drove in two runs.

The second inning saw Eads explode for eight runs on six hits. Cordova, for the second game in a row blasted a homerun ball over the fence in center field. Quinn Britten doubled, scoring one run, Mason Sierra singled, scoring one run, Will Barnett doubled, scoring two run.

Sierra was on the hill for Eads and got the win. He would give up two hits and one run over one inning of work, struck out one and walked none.

Madyx Hough and Will Barnett each came in relief on the hill. Madyx had an inning of work and gave up just one hit, no runs, no walks, and struck out one.

Barnett also worked through an inning of pitching on the bump and gave up no hits, no runs, no walks, and no strike outs.

Gunner Golding took the loss for Cheyenne Wells. Golding worked throughone inning, allowed seven runs, five earned, on six hits, striking out one and walking three.

Cheyenne Wells only had three hits in the game with Traysen Smith getting one hit, Jude R. one hit, and Bogenhagen with one hit.

For Eads Liam Eder went 2-for-3 with a walk and 3 runs scored.

Sierra went 3-for-4 with two singles.

Will Barnett was 1-for-2 as he walked twice, hit a double, scored two runs, and gained 4 RBIs for his teammates.

Jaxon Bohlander was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a hit.

Chael Cordova pounded out yet another homerun over the fence as he went 2-for-2 with 1 walk, 2 RBIs and three runs scored.

Brantley Buller went 1-for-3 with 2 RBIs and one run scored.

Quinn Britten went 1-for-2, including a double, with two RBIs and one run scored.

Garrett Hainer was a perfect 2-for-2 with one walk, 2 RBIs, and three runs scored.

Eads will take their perfect record of 10-0 into the Lamar League and enter the title game against the winner of Wiley and AVF – Lamar Black.

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