In a pitcher's duel Tuesday in which the only run scored resulted from a throwing error when an extra inning was necessary to decide a victor, Jimmy Layton had the stamina and stronger pitching prowess from the mound as the recent Madison High School graduate went the distance to guide his team to triumph.

Jack Prewett from Cairo led off the top of the eighth inning for the Moberly Senior American Legion Post 6 AAA Sixers drawing a walk and advanced to second on a ground out induced by Cole Thompson from Atlanta. Bryce Taylor's come backer to Kirksville Redbirds relief pitcher Tanner Lain would catch Prewett in a rundown between second and third base.

However, a throwing error on the play allowed Prewett to circle third and score the game's only tally and handed the Moberly Sixers a 1-0 victory against their host.

Meanwhile, Layton dominated from the bump throwing 98 pitches while going the distance to earn the win. He fanned 13 batters and scattered five hits without issuing any walks.

Kirksville's Copeland doubled with one out in the bottom of the 8th frame, but Layton finished strong recording a strikeout and a pop-up to third base that ended the game.

Taylor went 2-4 with a double for the Moberly Senior Sixers, and Layton also went 2-4. Tel Wheeler and Prewett each hit a double. Ryan Jackson and Josh Price singled.

Lain pitched the last 2.2 innings in relief and absorbed the loss for the Redbirds of Kirksville. He surrendered one hit, two walks and struck out three. Howard was Kirksville's starting pitcher and he yielded seven hits, two walks, and recorded five strikeouts.

The second game of the evening went awry for the Sixers. Kirksville punished Moberly (6-4) winning 14-0 in four innings. No other game results were reported.

Come June 14-16 the Moberly Senior Sixers will participate in the annual Sedalia Wood Bat Tournament. The round-robin event also features Missouri Senior American Legion ball clubs from Branson, Hillcrest of Springfield, Green City and Sedalia. Games have a two-hour time limit.

The Sixers open up the tourney at 8 p.m. Friday playing Branson. On Saturday, Moberly competes against Green City at 2 p.m. and Hillcrest immediately thereafter. Post 6 Sixers wrap up tournament play at 2 p.m. Sunday facing Sedalia.