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The New Bloomfield Wildcats played three games in a 24-hours span Friday and Saturday, posting a 1-2 record with a seventh-place finish in the Russellville Tournament.

On Friday, the Wildcats lost 10-8 to the Union Wildcats in the first round and then 10-7 to the Pilot Grove Tigers in the loser's bracket semifinals at Russellville High School.

Union scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning against New Bloomfield, turning a one-run deficit into a two-run victory. New Bloomfield led 7-4 after 3 innings.

Trevor Jordan finished with three doubles for New Bloomfield, while Lucas Buscher had two doubles and Brendon Carter added two singles. Buscher drove in a team-high three runs.

On the mound, Buscher walked five and struck out three in three innings, while Jordan had two walks and two strikeouts in three innings, taking the loss.

New Bloomfield rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning against Pilot Grove, but couldn't overcome a six-run deficit.

Michael Saleny hit a solo home run to opened the top of the fourth for New Bloomfield. Saleny and Carter each went 2-for-4, as Carter had a pair of doubles and Saleny had a double for his other hit.

Breycin Dysart struck out nine and walked five in 4 innings in a losing effort for the Wildcats. Saleny pitched the final 1 innings, walking two and striking out five.

On Saturday, New Bloomfield wrapped up the tournament with a 12-2 win in five innings against the Fayette Falcons in the seventh-place game at California High School.

New Bloomfield dominated from start to finish following a seven-run first inning. Dysart opened the scoring with a bases-clearing double and Matthew Shikles added a two-run double later in the inning.

The Wildcats scored one run in the third and two in the fourth, building a 10-1 lead. In the fifth, Saleny had an RBI double and Gavin Thomas followed two batters later with an RBI single to win the game in a walk-off effort.

Saleny and Shikles each had two hits, while Shikles joined Dysart with three RBI. Carter scored three runs in the win.

Ashton Schuster pitched a complete game for New Bloomfield. In five innings, he struck out 10 and walked three while allowing two runs on seven hits.

New Bloomfield (8-9) returns to Show-Me Conference play Tuesday at home against Class 1 No. 10 St. Elizabeth.

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