The Lee’s Summit Outlaws jumped ahead early and held on for an 11-7 victory over Sedalia Post 642 to complete a doubleheader sweep Sunday in America Legion baseball play at Liberty Park in Sedalia.
The Outlaws won the first game 13-0 in five innings.
After the Outlaws struck for four runs in the bottom of the first inning for a 4-1 lead, Sedalia cut the lead to 4-3 with two runs in the second. The Outlaws responded with a run in the third and blew the game open with six runs on eight hits in the fourth.
Jaxson Hill went three for three and scored three runs and Jeremy Root went three for four and drove in two runs to lead the Outlaws’ 14-hit attack. Justin McEnroe finished two for three and scored three runs while Justin Root, Grant Hill and Cade Ragland also had two RBIs apiece.
In the opener, Lee’s Summit scored five runs on six hits in the second inning, including two-RBI singles by Oscar Medrano and Justin McEnroe, and five more on three hits in the fifth inning to take control. The Outlaws finished the game with 15 hits.
Justin Root drove in three runs, two of them with a second-inning double, and McEnroe also drove in three runs for the Outlaws. Medrano, Jeremy Root and Gunnar Gronberg drove in two runs each.
Talbot Buford and Medrano combined to pitch a shutout, holding Sedalia to three hits.
The Outlaws were 22-8 overall before playing two games against Post 499/Fike Monday at Hidden Valley Park in Blue Springs. They return to Blue Springs Wednesday to begin play in the Wood Bat Tournament. The Outlaws open against the Odessa Post 286 Bulldogs at 11 a.m. at Blue Springs High School and then play Elsberry, Mo., Post 226 at 4:30 p.m. at Hidden Valley.