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  • Published Friday, August 3, 2012, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Updated Sunday, August 12, 2012, at 8:16 a.m.

Seattle moves to quarters

The Seattle Studs advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Nevada (Mo.) 7-0 in a winners bracket game. Three Seattle pitchers combined to toss the second Studs shutout of the tournament.

Damon Porter started for Seattle and allowed two hits in 5 2/3 innings. Seattle got all the runs it needed with a three-run third inning. That followed the four-hit shutout in Seattle’s first-round win over Conejo on Wednesday.

"It takes a lot of pressure off of us as an offense," Seattle outfielder Caleb Brown said of Seattle’s pitching. "Benson was so good, and coming into this game we had confidence that Damon was going to do the same thing. It takes the pressure off as an offense so you don’t have to press so much."

Brown, Seattle’s leadoff hitter, hit a one-out double in the third to drive in a run and ignite the big inning. Bobby Joe Tannehill, who along with Brown had a pair of hits, made it 2-0 with a single, and the Studs added a run on a bases-loaded walk.

The shutout was often in jeopardy, as Nevada put runners in scoring position in six innings. But each Seattle pitcher was able to escape trouble, with Taylor Thompson and Tom Deboer combining for 3 1/3 shutout innings.

Seattle’s pitching has made it impossible for the Studs to lose, but after scoring two runs Wednesday it was important for the Studs to help their pitchers more. They did so by producing a pair of multi-run innings and by collecting nine hits and four walks.

"We always have confidence in our offense, but when you come to something like this, where it’s the best teams from really good leagues, you’re always going to run into guys that can pitch," Brown said. "Pitching and defense are always going to show up over offense, so you have to play good defense and pitch better than the other team."

Seattle veterans

The Studs have traditionally had a roster combining college graduates and players in the middle of their collegiate careers. That’s the case again this year, with mainstays Thompson and infielder Derek Jennings returning to the team.

Thompson is in his seventh tournament and Jennings his sixth and last. Jennings was named to the NBC All-America team in 2008 and 2010 and Thompson earned the honor in 2010, when the Studs advanced to the championship game. Seattle also lost in the 2008 finals.

"I love coming here," Jennings said. "I love Wichita, it’s another home to me, I love coming down here. It gets tougher and tougher as the years go on — I have a fiancee, I have a kid and they definitely don’t enjoy me coming down here. It’s a sacrifice I make because it’s so awesome to be here."

Jennings has played only briefly beyond the college level, spending 21 games with Gateway of the Frontier League last season before the 27-year-old exceeded the league’s age limit. He calls that the pinnacle of his baseball experience.

Because of his new family responsibilities, Jennings won’t return to the Studs next summer. But the Seattle roster probably won’t change much — it has 13 players who have completed their college careers.

"I love it," Jennings said. "It’s very rare that you find teams like that, but it’s one of the only teams that has given me an opportunity to play every summer on a yearly basis. If (coach Barry Aden) didn’t make this opportunity available to us, I wouldn’t get to play baseball."

Friday’s Games

Baseball 1’Round the Clock

Valley Center Diamond Dawgs 4, Crestwood (Ill.) Panthers 2, Crestwood eliminated

Liberal Bee Jays 3, Colorado Sox 2, Colorado eliminated

San Diego Force 5, Plaza Tire (Mo.) Capahas 2, Plaza Tire eliminated

Seattle Studs 7, Nevada (Mo.) Griffons 0

Haysville Heat 8, North County (Calif.) Waves 6

Santa Barbara (Calif.) Foresters vs. Casa Grande (Ariz.) Cotton Kings

Newton-Rebels vs. Hays Larks

Saturday’s Games

Baseball 1’Round the Clock

Omaha Strike Zone vs. Nevada (Mo.) Griffons, 8 a.m.

Valley Center Diamond Dawgs vs. Tulsa Braves, 10:30

Santa Barbara-Casa Grande loser vs. Topeka Golden Giants, 1 p.m.

Dodge City A’s vs. St. Joseph (Mo.) Mustangs, 5

El Dorado Broncos vs. Seattle Studs, 7:30

Kansas Cannons vs. North County (Calif.) Waves, 10

San Luis Obispo (Calif.) vs. Impact Sports (Colo.), 12:30 a.m. (Sun.)

Sunday’s Games

Baseball 1’Round the Clock

Games begin at 8 a.m., schedule not yet set.

Valley Center 4, Crestwood 2

Crestwood, Ill.0000002002 8 1
Valley Center21000001x4 8 0

W — Suminski 1-1. L — Tingle. S — Fisher (1).

Liberal 3, Colorado Sox 2

Colorado Sox000200000002 7 3
Liberal Bee Jays000110000013 7 4

W — Ashford 1-0. L — Sandoval 0-1.

San Diego 5, Plaza Tire 2

San Diego Force0002000002 5 0
Plaza Tire00000410x5 11 3

W — Byrd 1-1. L — Holthaus 0-1. S — Orozco (1). HR — San Diego, Nordgren (1).

Late Thursday

El Dorado 3, Plaza Tire 1

Plaza Tire CapahasEl Dorado Broncos
abrhbiabrhbi
Bieser cf3110Corona 2b2100
Kimball 3b3001Godinez dh1000
J. Blum 2b4020Coughenour lf2001
K. Campbell 1b3010Slade lf0000
Parmley ss3000Baptista 1b4011
Hagedorn c3000Harris rf3000
Bennett dh3000Lawrence rf1000
Gibbons lf2000Duarte 3b3010
J. Campbell lf1000Buchanan c4010
A. Blum rf3000Perez ss4010
Colley cf2200
Totals 28141Totals26342

Plaza Tire0000000011 4 2
El Dorado00101010x3 4 1

E— K. Campbell (1), Parmley (2), A. Perez (1). LOB — Plaza Tire 2, El Dorado 9. DP— Plaza Tire 1, El Dorado 3. 3B — Bieser (1). SF — Coughenour (1). S — Kimball, Coughenour. SB — J. Blum (1), Corona (1), Buchanan (1), Colley 3 (3).

Plaza TireIPHRERBBSO
Hunter L, 0-1633376
Kendall210010

El DoradoIPHRERBBSO
Stone W, 1-09411113

Umpires — home, Josh Schepis; first, Teryl Harrison; third, Josh Sanderson . T — 1:59.

Seattle 7, Nevada Griffons 0

Seattle StudsNevada, Mo. Griffons
abrhbiabrhbi
Brown lf5121Burns ss5010
Tannehill 2b/3b5122Krist 1b4000
Steiger dh5110Kregelohg lf4000
Peterson 1b3020Sartin dh4010
Embery Jr. 1b3020Rodgers 3b3000
Boe 3b/rf3111Ewing 2b4010
Hart cf3011Solar rf3000
Jennings ss2101Wilson cf4020
Breda c3100Grace c3010
Sutherland c0000
Corliss 2b2100
Pollard ph/rf1000
Totals 33796Totals34060

Seattle Studs0030121007 9 1
Nevada, Mo.0000000000 6 1

E— Jennings (1), Heissler (1). LOB— Seattle 7, Nevada 11. 2B — Brown (1), Tannehill (1), Steiger (1), Boe (1), Ewing (1), Wilson (1), Grace (1). HBP — Jennings (1) by Porter, Krist (1) by Heissler, Boe (1) by Porter. SF — Jennings (1). S — Boe. SB — Brown (1), Boe (1), Hart (1).

Seattle StudsIPHRERBBSO
Porter W, 1-05 2/320015
Thompson2 1/330011
Deboer110000

Nevada GriffonsIPHRERBBSO
Ochoa L, 0-1333341
Johnson221101
Heissler 443201

WP — Heissler (1). PB — Breda. HBP — Jennings by Porter (1), Krist by Heissler (1), Boe by Porter (2).

Umpires — home, Mike Lentz; first, Tony D’Aquano; third, Todd Sigwig. T — 2:17.

Haysville 8, North County 6

Haysville HeatNorth County Waves
abrhbiabrhbi
Davidson ss4100Balkan ss5000
Jones lf4100Daris rf4220
Billinger 2b/rf5022Tharp cf3100
McCormick 1b4011Maxwell dh5233
Tuck 3b5020Machbitz 1b4121
Oleszczuk dh5120Lindmark 2b/3b2000
Gaylord rf3000Myers lf3011
Sturgeon 2b/ph1100Rowley lf0000
Hugaert c3210Shul c3001
Thimesch cf4221Griffin 3b3000
Avery ph1000
Johnson 2b0000
Totals 388104Totals33686

Haysville0020003308 10 1
North County3000201006 8 5

E — McCormick (1), Machbitz 2 (2), Lindmark (1), Shul (1), Stalcup (1). LOB — Haysville 10, North County 7. DP — Haysville 1, North County 1. 2B — Maxwell (1), Machbitz (1). HBP — Lindmark (1) by Trudell. Shul (1) by McWhirter. S — Davidson, Tharp. SB — Davidson (2), Jones (1), Oleszczuk (1), Hugaert (1), Thimesch 2 (3), Daris 2 (3). CS — Billinger (1).

Haysville HeatIPHRERBBSO
Trudell4 2/355535
McWhirter1 2/321103
Dolan1 1/3 00011
Thompson W, 1-01/300000
Brogan S (1)110000

North CountIPHRERBBSO
Mack4 1/332247
Stalcup L, 0-12 2/356222
Johnson2 20002

WP — Trudell (1), Mack 2 (2), Stalcup (1). HBP — Lindmark by Trudell (1), Shul by McWhirter (1).

Umpires — home, Teryl Harrison; first, Travis Olson; third, Sasha. T — 3:10.

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