PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Neosho 16U baseball team finished 0-4 in the showcase tournament hosted by Fort Scott Community College with games played at Pittsburg’s historic Jaycee Ballpark on Thursday and Friday.

PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Neosho 16U baseball team finished 0-4 in the showcase tournament hosted by Fort Scott Community College with games played at Pittsburg’s historic Jaycee Ballpark on Thursday and Friday.
The Wildcats lost 14-5 to Pittsburg and 14-1 to the Arkansas Express on Thursday, then 8-0 to the Inside Edge and 9-2 to Webb City on Friday.
In the opening game of the tourney, Neosho led Pittsburg 4-3 after scoring four runs in the third, but Pittsburg scored three in the fourth, three in the fifth and five in the sixth for a 14-5 final score.
Zane Persinger, Bret Camerer, Nakota Bach, Kaden Green and Kade Thomas each had one of the Wildcats’ five hits.
Persinger drove in two runs, while Camerer and Thomas each had single RBI.
Green double’s accounted for Neosho’s lone extra-base hit against two Pittsburg pitchers.
Weston Durman took the loss for Neosho, allowing nine runs (six earned) on nine hits over five innings. Durman fanned three and walked three.
On more of the positive side, Durman stole two bases, worked a walk, scored a run and reached as a hit batter, finishing 0 for 1 officially at the plate.
Arkansas Express scored 12 runs in the first two innings — five in the first, seven in the second — en route to its run-rule win over Neosho.
Bach had Neosho’s lone hit, Camerer the lone run scored and Persinger the lone RBI. Camerer worked a walk and stole a base en route to the run scored.
The Express were coached by former Crowder player Blake Baxendale.
The Inside Edge limited Neosho to two hits on Friday, singles by Camerer and Durman.
In Neosho’s final game of the 29-team event, the Wildcats’ two runs in the fourth proved not enough against Webb City.
Kaden Green, Persinger, Connor Burghart, Durman and Camerer each had one of the Wildcats’ five hits and Persinger’s double brought home both Neosho runs, Payton Ezell and Camerer.
The Neosho 16s fell to 5-8 on the summer.