With the record of 25-4-1, the McPherson 12U Red team could be the hottest baseball team this summer and is the Great Plains Credit Union Team of the Week, presented by the McPherson Sentinel.

The Red's only three losses came from the Manhattan Aggies in early April and the Pratt Bombers on May 5. Since then, they have been unstoppable. They have not lost a game in June and has won three of the five tournaments.

The offense has been hitting above .500 and averaging 6.8 runs a game. The Reds also had 11 games where they scored in double digits in runs.

Members of the Reds include Jace Fitzmorris, Hayden Hoxie, Bayer White, Brendan Doile, Carter Allen, Ian Razak, Copper Holler, Brody Seidl, Chase Garibaldi, Ty Romero, Brock Richardson and Clark Felvus. The Coaching staff includes Chris Allen, Travis Doile and Keith Razak.

Last Weekend, the Reds went 5-0 during the McPherson Summer Slam, beating teams like the West Urban VC Bomber, Andale and Pratt. Five days before, they swept the Great Bend Bombers on the road.

The Bullpup pipeline continues the grow in baseball because of the development of the younger children in the McPherson Baseball Association.

12U Reds split with Pratt Bombers

The Reds went on the road for a doubleheader with the Pratt Bombers. The Reds took game one with a 6-1 victory but also lost in game two 7-4.

In game one, the Reds kept the Bombers scoreless in the first four innings before getting a run late in the fifth.

Fitzmorris pitched game one for the Reds, allowing four hits and one run in five innings. He also pitched six strikeouts.

Richardson set the tone with a double to give the Reds a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Later in the second, the Reds collected three more runs off of Fitzmorris' RBI single and a Razak double. Seidl also earned an RBI double late in the fifth to give the Reds one more run to complete the game.

In game two, despite out hitting the Bombers 6-4, The Reds couldn't tally enough runs as they fall to Pratt 7-4.

The Bombers had two big innings as they produced three runs in both the third and fourth inning. Richardson was the losing pitcher as he allowed two hits and four runs in two innings. He also struck out four batters. Doile started on the mound in game two.

The Reds only had one run until the bottom fourth, where they scored off of singles. Six batters each collected one hit.

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