Meadville claims Missouri High School Boys Fastpitch State Championship

Written by Bob on October 17th, 2012

Submitted by Eric Lewis / Head Boys’ Fastpitch Coach Winston High School

DANNER PARK, CHILLICOTHE, MO – Meadville High School swept through the 21st Annual Missouri Boys State High School Fastpitch Softball Tournament, July 28-29, to claim the championship by defeating Tina-Avalon in the final, 13-4.

Meadville won three games to claim the title. In it’s opener, the Eagles defeated Grundy 8-6, and then knocked off Mercer, 15-2, to advance to the championship game. Meanwhile, the Tina-Avalon Dragons opened by downing North Harrison 17-2, then held on to turn back the reigning state Champion Jefferson Eagles, 6-5, before falling to Meadville.

    The Top Finishers:
    1. Meadville Eagles
    2. Tina-Avalon Dragons
    3. Jefferson Eagles
    4. Mercer Cardinals
    5. North Harrison Shamrocks won the Consolation Championship with a 11-2 win over Winston.

The teams entered in the tournament include: Grundy, Ridgeway, Hale, Winston, Newtown-Harris, Tina-Avalon, North Harrison, Meadville, Mercer, and Jefferson. Defending champion Jefferson won four consecutive state titles (2008-2011) and eight in the past nine years.

The Missouri All-State Team: Meadville: Derek Smith, Derrick Knifong, Kolton Friesner and Trevor Corzette. Tina-Avalon: Noah Meyers and Joe Ray. Jefferson: Zach Jermain, Sam Kelley and Jordan McCrary. Mercer: Thomas Mallinson and Caleb Wyatt. North Harrison: Garren Gibson and Luke Stanley. Newton: Micah Busick.

Other high schools playing boys’ fastpitch include Gilman City, Pattonsburg, Northwestern, and Breckenridge.

To read and see photos about Missouri boys’ fastpitch, visit: Missouri Boys’ Softball News and Photos

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