The Lincoln County Regulators finished in ninth place in a 104-team tournament at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
The tournament began on July 7 and finished July 12. The Regulators, made up of 12-year-old players, had a 7-2 record and were eliminated in the round of 16 by the Wilson Park Titans from Atlanta.
The Regulators started the tournament with a 5-3 win over Aurora, Ohio’s Aurora Athletics. Brett Eurey picked up the win on the mound with eight strikeouts in four innings. Robbie Cowie picked up the save with six strikeouts in the final two innings. Pate Craig went 2-3 at the plate and Will Walker was 1-2 with two RBIs.
The Regulators defeated New Jersey’s Granite State Marauders 8-0 in Game 2. Mark Bowden threw a complete-game shutout with 11 strikeouts. Parker Chapman and Walker both went 2-3 at the plate, Nolan Saunders went 2-2 and Eurey went 1-2 with a home run.
The Regulators beat the Elkridge, Md. Hurricanes 8-3 in Game 4. Cowie struck out nine batters while Dayne Homesley went 2-2 at the plate. Logan Carpenter hit 1-1 with three RBIs.
The Three Village Patriots from Long Island, N.Y. fell to the Regulators 13-4 in Game 4. Carpenter won the game on the mound with Chapman picking up the save. Chapman also went 1-2 at the plate with two RBIs and Craig went 2-4 with four RBIs on a grand-slam home run. Eurey also hit a home run.
The Regulators lost their first game of the tournament 15-0 to the Orland Park Warriors from Illinois.
The Regulators defeated the Toronto Cambridge Cubs 16-0. Walker with 2-3 with two home runs and six RBIs. Mack Bowden and Saunders also both hit home runs.
The Regulators beat the Western Massachusetts Storm 6-5 in Game 7. Walker went 1-3 at the plate with a three-run home run.
The Regulators got their final win of the tournament in Game 8 against the White Marsh, Md. Warriors 5-0. Cowie struck out 11 batters in 5.2 innings. Walker went 1-2 with a home run while Cowie went 2-3 with a home run.