Midwest Labor Day Classic Recap
September 6, 2022 | Blake Dowson
Aces Baseball used a big five-run third inning to pull away from P2p Millers Boxwell, ultimately cruising to a 8-0 win in the championship game.
Brayden Kennedy carried the heaviest load on the mound for Aces Baseball, tossing the first five innings while allowing just three hits and striking out seven. Lincoln Norris and Brady Hicks both had two hits in the contest for Aces Baseball, and both scored two runs as well.
The championship game in the 15u bracket was an offensive show, with Iowa Select 2026 Scout and P2p Millers Hoffman combining for 24 hits and 16 runs. When the dust settled, Iowa Select came away with a 10-6 victory.
Ty Donels was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored for Iowa Select in the contest, one of three players to score twice – Xavier Perez and Garrett Luett joined him in that category. Perez, Luett, Isaiah Scott, and Zander Murray all drove in a pair of runs.
Down 5-2 heading into the fifth frame of the 16u championship game, Iowa Select 2025 Scout tagged Hitters 2025 with five runs in the frame and went on to win by a 7-5 final.
Kaden Phan doubled home the first two runs of the inning, and passed balls scored the next three. Jaxton Schroeder, who singled to lead off the inning and scored on Phan’s double, was 3-for-3 in the game, including a triple.
Colin Bentley battled on the mound for Iowa Select, sticking around long enough to see his team take the lead. He gave his teammates a gutsy six-inning performance while they worked on the comeback.
GRB Rays Green 17u earned itself a championship at the Midwest Labor Day Classic with a 6-3 win over Hitters 2024.
Eason Hurd earned the complete game victory on the mound for GRB, tossing the full seven innings at 99 pitches, striking out four in the process.
Landen Seymour had two hits and two walks out of the leadoff spot for GRB, scoring and driving in one run apiece. Hurd, hitting out of the three-hole, had two hits himself, while scoring one and driving one in. Sam Vargas joined in on the offensive production, scoring a run and driving in a pair.
Six combined runs in the first inning from Iowa Sticks Munson and Halos Scout 2023/2024 were followed by four innings of zeros, before Halos Scout pushed across five runs in the bottom of the sixth and went on to win by a 7-4 final score.
After the four-run first inning, Bennett Wolfe settled down nicely on the mound for Halos Scout, throwing five total innings and allowing just three hits, striking out five. Dylan Campeau finished off the final two innings, striking out two and not allowing a run.
Josh Diorio and Austin Drayna, hitting out of the two- and three-hole, respectively, both had two hits in the contest. Diorio scored twice and drive two runs in, as well. Devin Gudenschwager, the team’s leadoff man, scored twice and drove in three.