Midwest City, OK Bounces Back
Following a tough defeat on Saturday to Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Midwest City, Oklahoma got back in the win column to stay alive Sunday at the Legion World Series. The Outlaws eliminated Kernersville, North Carolina by a 6-1 count. In a game where both starters went the distance, Midwest City was able to take advantage of mistakes and to get the timely hits that eluded Kernersville for much of the game.
Kernersville opened the scoring in the top of the first with an unearned run. However, Midwest City pitcher Dalton Bernardi was able to keep them off the board for the remainder of the contest. Midwest City got single runs in the fourth and the fifth, before two-run innings in the seventh and eighth put the game out of reach. Pete Schultz took the loss for Kernersville, which finishes its season at 35-16. Josh Halbert led the Outlaws offensively with a 3 for 5 night and two runs scored. Jason Nelson, Tanner Hessman, and pitcher Dalton Bernardi each added two hits. Alex Swim and Corey McKinney had two hits apiece for Kernersville.
Midwest City, which has improved to 63-10 will move to Monday's action, where they will play Las Vegas at a time to be determined by the result of Sunday night's Game 11. Eden Prairie, Minnesota will play Roseburg, Oregon on Monday as well.