The Clay Youth League 12's All-Star team took home the District Six championship trophy on Tuesday night with a dominating 11-0 win over the Riley All-Stars.
Starting pitcher Billy Newton was impressive both on the mound and at the plate for the 12's, allowing just one hit and striking out six. He also picked up a single in the first inning and drilled a homerun to centerfield in the third inning.
The CYL 12's did most of their damage in the second inning with two outs after scoring a pair of runs in the first frame.
Justin Kearney got the 12's rolling in the inning with a two-out walk, joining Seth Lunsford on base, who reached via an error.
Cam Lumsdon then brought them both home when he ripped a double to make the score 4-0.
The CYL crew weren't done yet.
Grant Zimmerman joined Lumsdon on base with a walk and Trent Lancaster brought Lumsdon home with an RBI single to up the score to 5-0.
Three more runs would eventually score in a variety of ways for the CYL squad who led 8-0 through the first two innings, scoring six runs with two outs in the second inning.
Newton would set Riley down in order in the bottom half of the second inning and add a run to his squad's lead with his round tripper in the top of the third inning.
He would also make a nice play in Riley's half of the frame after a leadoff single.
A linedrive up-the-middle off the bat of Riley's catcher was snared by Newton and their leadoff batter was erased off first when he strayed too far on the catch. Newton struckout the final batter of the inning.
The CYL 12's would add a final pair of runs in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Hunter Robertson.
With the victory, the CYL 12's All-Star squad advances to State Tournament play in Newburgh Friday night, receiving a bye as the District Six champion. Riley also advances and will face Newburgh in their first game.
Cal Ripken 10-year old State Tournament
Forest Park will play host to the Cal Ripken 10-year old State Tournament beginning this Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m.
The Clay County 10's will kick off their tournament at 7:30 p.m. when they face Greencastle, the District 6 runner-up squad on Thursday evening.
Also competing in the seven team, double-elimination tourney will be Shakamak (District 6 champs), Newburgh (Disctrict 7 champs), Ellettsville (District 5 champs), along with LYO (District 7 runner-up) and Bloomington (District 5 runnerup).