The Andover Trojans Junior American Legion Baseball team sent 21 batters to the plate in the top of the sixth inning, scoring 15 runs to break a 9-9 tie and claim a 24-12 win over Clearwater in the Class A Zone 5 finals Wednesday at Williams Field in Newton.

The game was called after six innings on the eight-run rule.

Andover advances to the state tournament beginning July 19 in Hays. The Andover Jaguars previously qualified at the Newton zones on Monday.

Jeremy Fraser finished the game three for four hitting with a home run and seven RBIs to lead the Trojans. Cade Stiles went two for five with five RBIs. Cole Elder went three for four hitting. Grady Schmidt, Jacob Schwien and Kolby Schmidt drove in two runs each.

Jaxton Tracy went two for four for Clearwater with three RBIs. Denton Demel and Taylor Currie each drove in two runs. Byron Hartman and Bryce Wiens each went two for three with an RBI. Austin Carlson went two for four with an RBI.

Andover used four pitchers with Cooper Anderson getting the win. Nick Willis took the loss for Clearwater.

Andover sent eight batters to the plate in the top of the first, getting four hits, a walk and an error, but only managed two runs. Clearwater got a run back in the bottom of the first on a hit.

Andover scored four runs in the second inning, three on a Fraser double. Clearwater used a single, an error and four walks to score three runs in the double of the second.

With bases loaded and no outs in the top of the third, Andover hit into a 6-4-3 double play, but still scored two runs on the play.

With two outs and two runners on in the bottom of the fourth, Clearwater posted two hits with two walks to score four runs. Currie had a two-run double in the inning.

Grady Schmidt put Andover back in the lead with a sacrifice fly in the top of the fifth. Denton Demel tied the game back up with an RBI triple with two outs in the bottom of the fifth.

Andover batted around twice in the sixth. Fraser hit a two-run home run in the inning. Clearwater scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Kansas Class A

American Legion

Zone Baseball

Game 5

Andover Trojans 24, Clearwater 12

(6 innings, run rule)

A.Trojans;ab;r;h;bi;Clearwater;ab;r;h;bi

Anderson lf;5;4;1;0;Wiens c;3;2;2;1

G.Schmidt ss;3;4;1;2;Tracy ss;4;1;2;3

Stiles 3b;5;2;2;5;Demel p;4;0;1;2

Cozad c;6;2;4;1;Streit rf;3;1;0;0

Schwien rf;5;3;1;2;Carlson 3b;4;1;2;1

Fraser dh;4;2;3;7;Currie 1b;4;1;1;2

Evans p;x;x;x;x;Asper 3b;1;1;0;0

Taylor ss;2;0;1;0;Willis p;1;0;0;0

Champlin cf;1;2;1;1;Gonzales lf;2;1;0;0

K.Schmidt 2b;4;2;1;2;McBee p;0;1;0;0

Elder 1b;4;3;3;0;Hartman cf;3;3;2;1

TOTALS;39;24;18;20;TOTALS;29;12;10;10

A.Trojans;242;01(15);—24

Clearwater;130;41( 3);—12

E — Asper, Tracy, G.Schmidt, Wiens 2, Streit, Carlson. DP — Clearwater 2. LOB — AT 8, Clr. 9. 2B — Fraser, Tracy, Currie, Cozad, Schmidt, Carlson. 3B — Demel. HR — Fraser. SB — Anderson, Wiens 2, Elder, Carlson, Taylor, Hartman, Champlin. Sac. Fly — Schmidt.

A.Trojans

;ip;h;r;er;bb;k

G.Schmidt;1.2;2;4;3;5;1

Taylor;2;4;4;4;2;5

Anderson, W;2;3;4;4;3;0

Evans;.3;1;0;0;0;0

Clearwater

;ip;h;r;er;bb;k

Demel;2;7;8;7;3;3

Willis, L;3;4;5;4;1;0

Asper;0;1;2;2;1;0

Carlson;0;0;1;1;1;0

McBee;1;5;8;3;3;2

Willis faced four in the sixth inning. Asper faced two in the sixth inning. Carlson faced two in the sixth.

WP — G.Schmidt, Taylor, Willis 3, Asper, McBee 2, Anderson. HBP — Stiles (Demel), Schwein (Demel). Time — 3:11.