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RUSSELL — Hoisington’s Jerred Bieberle drilled a two-run single in a seven-run fifth inning to power the Cardinals past Ellinwood 9-5 Sunday at the AA Russell Zone baseball tournament. Ellinwood ends with a 7-12 record.

HOISINGTON 9, ELLINWOOD 5 (G6) — Hoisington erased a 2-1 deficit with a seven-run fifth inning to power past Ellinwood. Braxton Donovan and Jacob Specht scored on walks. Hunter Hanzlick scored on a steal. Derek Boxberger scored on a wild pitch. Cole Steinert scored on Bransen Schulte’s sacrifice fly. Bieberle’s single scored Trey Byers and Bransen Schulte. Byers scored Hoisington’s ninth run on Steinert’s groundout.   

Hoisington’s Donovan scored on a first-inning wild pitch. Ellinwood’s David Hammeke scored on a passed ball and Ryan Niles scored on a fourth-inning hit batter. Ellinwood’s Tyler Stuhsatz scored on a passed ball and Kyler Doll and Tyler Knop scored on sixth-inning walks.    

ELLINWOOD 5, LINCOLN COUNTY 2 (G4) — Pitchers Jayce Christiansen and David Hammeke combined for a solid performance. Gage Hosman drove home two runs. Ryan Niles singled three times.

Hammeke singled home Tyler Knop to ignite a five-run third inning. Evan Johanning scored on a walk. Gage Hosman singled in Levi Swenson and Hammeke. Tyler Stuhsaltz singled home Kyler Doll. 

SMITH COUNTY 13, ELLINWOOD 1 (G1) — Smith County’s Aaron Mors homered and doubled twice while driving home four runs. Trenton Colby and Jon Hunnacutt also drove in two runs.

Ellinwood’s David Hammeke singled twice and drove home Kyler Doll for Ellinwood’s second-inning run. Ryan Niles, Doll and Gage Hosman also singled.

Hoisington 100 070 1 – 9 7 0

Ellinwood 000 203 0 – 5 6 0

Boxberger, Donovan (3), Braden Schulte (4), Hanzlick (6) and Hanzlick, Specht (7). Swenson, Hammeke (3), Hosman (5), Christiansen (5), Knop (7) and Doll. W–Boxberger. L–Hosman. 2B–H–Steinert.

Ellinwood 005 000 0 – 5 11 0

Lincoln Co. 001 000 0 – 1 8 0

Christiansen, Hammeke (4) and Doll. O’Hare, Shipley (5) and Stanley. W–Christiansen. L–O’Hare. 2B–E–Johanning.

Ellinwood 010 0 – 1 5 1

Smith County 21(10) x – 13 14 0

Mors, Kaiser (4) and Hunnacutt. Stuhsatz, Knop (3), Hosman (3) and Swenson. W–Mors. L–Stuhsatz. 2B–SC–Mors 2, Timmons, Benoit, Hunnacutt. 3B–SC–Reneberg. HR–SC–Mors.