The Central Kansas Hornets got an early lead against the Lil Yankees in the first game of pool play at the NBC 11-and-under baseball tournament on Saturday at the Sports Complex.
But a rally led to a 10-9 loss in extra innings for the Hornets, who lost 6-4 against the Goddard Fireballs to end pool play.
The Hornets led 5-1 heading into the third inning, but the Lil Yankees started a rally that ended in the bottom of the fifth with El Dorado ahead 9-5.
“We scored four runs in the top of the sixth to push the game into extra innings,” Hornets Head Coach Cory Riggs said. “We tied the game at nine.
“We started out fast, and we just got sluggish as the game went on.”
A hit batter with the bases loaded brought in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth, ending the game.
Play resumes today at 10 a.m. with championship and consolation brackets.
The championship bracket is single elimination as eight teams advance from pool play to compete for the title.
The championship game is set to start at 5:30 p.m.
At Great Bend
Lil Yankees 9, Goddard Fireballs 8
Lil Yankees 10, Central Kansas Hornets 9, eight innings
Wichita Cubs 8, Cardinals 6
Goddard Fireballs 6, Central Kansas Hornets 4
Wichita A’s 12, Southwest Hitters 4
Topeka Renegades 13, Southwest Hitters 3
Wichita Bulldogs 14, Drillers 6
Wichita Bulldogs 5, Kansas Crush 4
Kansas Crush 13, Drillers 1
Manhattan Titans 2, Cardinals 1
Topeka Renegades 14, Wichita A’s 12
Manhattan Titans 4, Wichita Cubs 3