WICHITA—Four out of five games were played in the National Baseball Congress World Series Monday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
In elimination games, the San Diego Stars downed the San Diego Force 2-1, the San Luis Obispo Blues downed the Casa Grande Cotton Kings 4-0, the Hays Larks downed the San Diego Stars 6-2 and the El Dorado Broncos downed the Colorado Sox 8-2.
The game between the Nevada Griffons and Wellington Heat was rained out and will be made up at 1 p.m. today.
El Dorado gave up a pair of runs to Colorado in the bottom of the first, but came back with eight runs in the fourth inning for the win.
El Dorado starter Landon Busch went seven innings for the win, allowing two runs on two hits with a walk and four strikeouts.
Chayse Gulzow and Derek Miller each tossed a 1-2-3 inning for the Broncos.
John Coen and Tyler Ware each went two for three hitting for the Broncos, each driving in a run. Wade Stramp, Thomas Clay and David Parrett each added an RBI. Coby Roming went two for four.
The Broncos do not play Tuesday but will play an opponent-to-be-named on Wednesday.
The victory assures the Broncos of a top 10 finish.
El Dorado played without outfielder-pitcher Christian Cox. Cox is out of the tourament after suffering a broken jaw, three broken teeth and a thumbnail ripped off in the Broncos' loss to the Seattle Studs.
The ball came of the bat and hit him in the face.
Mitch Gibbons and Brandon Baeckel each drove in a run for the Sox.
Colorado starter Tommy Rodgers took the loss, striking out three. T.J. Moody struck out seven in 3 1-3 innings.
The Hays Larks stayed alive with a win over the San Diego Stars. Hays pitcher Jason Zgardowski threw for 7 1-3 innings for the win, allowing a run on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts. D.J. Carr and David Owen finished the game.
Taylor Petersen went two for five hitting for the Larks, driving in two runs. Jake Placzek went two for four with an RBI. Zair Koeiman also drove in a run.
For the Stars, Robert Scott went three for five hitting with an RBI. Kellen Lee went two for two with an RBI.
Stars starter Augustin Lopez took the loss, striking out three in 3 2-3 innings.
In the opening game Monday, Andres Enriques hit a two-run triple with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to lift the San Diego Stars over the cross-town rival San Diego Force.
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Lucas Whitmore went the distance for the Stars to get the win, allowing a run on nine hits with a walk and five strikeouts.
Connor Little took the loss for the Force, going 8 2-3 innings and allowing two unearned runs on six hits with three walks and 11 strikeouts. Tyler Elrod pitched to Enriquez, who finished the game two for four hitting.
Alex Scheiwe went three for four hitting for the Force. Shawn Walters went two for four. Timothy Williams drove in the Force's sole run.
San Luis Obispo Blues pitcher Trevor Fitts went the distance in a shutout win over the Casa Grande Cotton Kings. Fitts allowed three hits, one walk and three strikeouts.
Jimmy Allen went two for three hitting for the Blues, driving in two runs. Blake Allemand went two for five with an RBI.
The Blues scored two runs in the second inning and two more in the seventh.
Tyler Adams started and took the loss for the Cotton Kings.