Malden claims title at own nine-team baseball tournament

Friday, April 24, 2015
DUSTIN WARD - dward@dailystatesman.com Portageville ace hurler Hunter Jackson fires a pitch to the plate Friday night against Bernie. Jackson earned a complete-game victory against Bernie.

MALDEN, Mo. - The Malden Green Wave took home the top prize at its own nine-team two-day tournament Saturday.

Malden beat Cooter 6-2 and Portageville 13-3 in five innings in the championship pool. Cooter beat Portageville 9-2 in the other championship pool game.

Bernie finished first in the runner's-up pool as it secured an 8-1 victory against New Madrid County Central and 2-0 win against Scott City.

Bloomfield, Doniphan and Caruthersville all finished 1-1 in the consolation pool. Bloomfield won the tiebreaker of least runs allowed to secure a first-place finish in the consolation pool. Bloomfield allowed eight runs, Doniphan allowed 15 runs and Caruthersville allowed 17 runs.

On opening day Friday, defending champion Bernie was eliminated from championship contention when it suffered a 6-2 loss to Portageville in the ninth game played on Friday at the two-day nine-team tournament.

Portageville beat Caruthersville 10-3 in its other Pool B game Friday. Bernie secured a second-place finish in Pool B with a 13-3 victory against Caruthersville.

Malden beat New Madrid County Central 7-0 and Bloomfield 9-3 to secure a first-place finish in Pool A. New Madrid County Central beat Bloomfield 14-0 in five innings to secure a second-place finish in Pool A.

Cooter beat Scott City 6-5 and Doniphan 7-4 to secure a first-place finish in Pool C. Scott City beat Doniphan 10-0 to secure a second-place finish in Pool C.

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