The VFW Mets defeated the Elks Lodge 530 Dodgers, 4-1, in the Frankfort Parks and Recreation Major League baseball championship game Thursday at Paul Weddle Field.
The Dodgers scored their only run in the top of the first when Aspen Combs reached base and later scored.
But the Mets answered quickly with two runs in the bottom half of the inning. Lanon Hutcherson led off with a single and later scored on Brandon Webb’s triple. Tate Farmer followed with a single, scoring Webb.
The Mets added a run in the third when Landon Way hit a single and later scored. Their last run came in the fourth inning when Clay Bowman came home on a ground out by Cameron McDonald. Carson Walls had a hit in the inning.
Webb pitched all six innings for the Mets and recorded 11 strikeouts.
The Dodgers had two hits in the game, both singles by Combs and Andrew Schultz.
Schultz pitched all five innings for the Dodgers and recorded 11 strikeouts.
VFW Mets 14, Civitan White Sox 9
The Mets had 12 hits in Wednesday’s semifinal game to advance to the championship.
Hutcherson and Way each had a single and triple, Farmer and McDonald each had a single and double, Sam Parker and Devon Watts each had a single, and Webb had two doubles.
Farmer and Hutcherson pitched for the Mets and combined for six strikeouts.
The hits for the Civitan White Sox were singles by Jerry Brewer, Jacob Goins, Reed Miklavcic, Austin Presley, Jared Winters and Brady Hawkins.
Hawkins pitched for the White Sox and recorded 11 strikeouts.