The Wellington Dukes pulled out a convincing 19-9 victory today over North Dakota at the 2019 BABE RUTH MIDWEST PLAINS REGIONAL in Charleston, MO. The DUKES had 14 hits, walked 15 times and left 9 stranded. The winning pitcher was John Long.
Chi Barton received player of the game honors for Wellington. Chi had a perfect throw from right to 3rd to nail a runner. He was the only pitcher in the game to have a 1-2-3 inning. Chi went 1/2 at the plate, scoring 1 run, a Double, 3 RBI's and 3 BB's. Mr. Barton's presence was felt this day for sure.
This concluded pool play, the top 2 seeds out of each division advance to single elimination championship play on Sunday. The DUKES ended up at 1-2 in pool play and will not advance. I believe their season ends at 18-15. Congrats on the big finale victory today gentlemen!
Washington 2/4 3R 1BB 1LOB
Jimenez 1/3 3R 1RBI 2BB 2LOB
Nuss 3/3 5R 1RBI 1BB (DBL)
Popplewell 0/2 2R 1RBI 2BB 3LOB
Rinehart 3/4 3R 3RBI 1BB 1SO 1LOB
Barton 1/2 1R 3RBI 3BB 2LOB (DBL)
Ledbetter 0/2 1R 1RBI 3BB 1SO 2LOB
Cunningham 2/3 2RBI 1BB
Higginbotham 1/4 1RBI 5LOB
Long 1/3 1R 1BB 1SO 3LOB
WP-John Long 2.0 innings 4H 3R 2ER 1BB 1SO
Julian Jimenez 1.0 inning 2H 2R 2ER 2BB 1SO
DeAndre Washington 2.0 innings 3H 4R 4ER 4BB 3SO
Chi Barton 1.0 inning 1SO
This was Seniors DeAndre Washington, Julian Jimenez, Jack Nuss, Matthew Rinehart, Chi Barton, Michael Ledbetter, and Brayden Higginbotham's last hurrah together on the baseball field - a place they've shared for many years. They went out in style for sure. As a group, the "7" went 11/22 at the plate, scored 16 of the 19 runs, and drew 12 of the 15 walks. They were all UTILITY players this day - positions were switched around numerous times, due to pitching changes, etc. These guys can play just about anywhere on the field. An awesome bunch for certain. GO BIG RED!!