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Here are some of the Blue Jay Fans at the game Photo Journalist Jeremi Barnes reports on in this article. All photos are also courtesy of Jeremi Barnes.


 

The Raytown Blue Jays record (11 – 14) earned them a 7th seed in Missouri Class 5 Boys Baseball District Tournament. They beat Truman, Raytown South and Blue Springs to become Missouri Class 5 District 14 Champions. On Tuesday May 26, they played at Lee Summit West in the first round of the Missouri Class 5 Boys Baseball State Tournament Championship Brackets.

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In the bottom of the third inning while down by 5, Senior Center Fielder #24 Maurice Bruce Jr gave the Raytown fans something to cheer about by hitting a standup double down the left field line. The Blue Jays scored 4 runs that inning.

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It was tied 5 – 5 going into the 5th when Junior right fielder #7 Grant Johnston made a rifle throw to Catcher Sophomore #20 Joe Benkovich to tag out #50 as he tried to take home.

 

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A great line drive catch by Senior shortstop #32 Austin Johnson. However, it was not enough to stop Lee Summit West.

score_1024Lee Summit West scored 3 in the 5th and 4 in the 6th to beat Raytown Blue Jays 12 – 6. It was an exciting game until the last out. Congratulations to the Raytown Blue Jays for a great season!

Jeremi Barnes
Class of 2016

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