STAR CITY — Junction City coach Joe Hammett has been searching for some extra pitching all season, and the answer may have been around him the whole time.

STAR CITY — Junction City coach Joe Hammett has been searching for some extra pitching all season, and the answer may have been around him the whole time.

On Monday in the championship game of the Los Toritos Baseball Spring Break Tournament, Hammett brought in his son, Parker, to pitch the final 3 2/3 innings of the game.

Parker gave up just one run in that span to earn the win in just his second appearance of the year in Junction City’s 6-4 win over Woodlawn.

“He hasn’t pitched much this year, and just the second time actually, so he did a good job for us,” Joe Hammett said. “We are really searching for a little more pitching that will help us down the road and give us some confidence. So a good job all of the way around.”

Parker came in with one out in the fourth inning and the bases loaded. The game was tied at 3. Hammett got Trey Chapman to pop out to the first baseman and Blake Brown struck out looking to end the inning.

“Tight situation to come out and pitch like that, and he did a great job,” Joe Hammett said.

Parker worked a 1-2-3 inning in the fifth. He did give up a run in the sixth inning, but worked out of jam with two runners on and one out. A pick-off play by the catcher at third and a strikeout by Parker kept Junction City’s lead at 6-4.

Parker then worked a 1-2-3 inning in the seventh, including two strikeouts, to seal the victory.

“The main thing is for our guys to hit spots and throw strikes, and he was doing that,” Joe Hammett said. “Parker came in, did a good job and kept the ball down, and we made some good plays behind him.”

For Woodlawn coach Tommy Richardson, it was a game he thought his team could have won. But the Bears (11-2) either played nervous or were too anxious for the game, Richardson said.

“We played like we were nervous and I have no idea why we would be nervous with the schedule we play and how prepared we are,” he said. “I assumed we would be ready to play and maybe we were too hyped up. Maybe that was the deal.

“We just have to relax and play and I think we are the better team and the chips will fall where they may.”

Woodlawn had its chances, but left four runners on base in the game and ran itself out of a few scoring chances. The Bears also struggled to drive in runners, Richardson said.

“We pitched well and played defense OK, but we ran the bases extremely poor, and we hit in big situations extremely poor,” he said. “We had a big hit or two, then we followed it up with a base-running mistake, and you just can’t do that.

“We had the most egg-headed mistakes I have ever seen … and the part that bothers me the most is I don’t think they had a lot to do with it. I think that was us.”

Junction City scored two runs in the first inning and Woodlawn tied the game with two runs in the second inning.

The Dragons added a run in the third and the Bears once again tied the game with a run in the fourth.

Junction City took the lead for good with a run in the fifth and two more in the sixth, and the Bears scored their last run in the sixth inning.

“I am proud of the guys,” Joe Hammett said. “We had a good tournament and it’s early and we are finding out a few things about ourselves.”

Trey Hankins took the loss for Woodlawn and Ryan Dorsett was 2-for-2 with an RBI and two stolen bases. Hayden Smith was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored for Junction City.

Star City 5, Monticello 3

In the third place game of the Los Toritos tournament, Star City scored four runs in the first inning and held on to beat Monticello 5-3.

Zach House got the win for Star City (7-3, 3-1 8-4A) as he went 6 2/3 innings and gave up three hits while striking out seven. Hunter Johnson got the final four outs for the save without allowing a baserunner.

Ryan Mills was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs for Star City and Austin White scored two runs. For Monticello, Kameron Smith was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Stuttgart beat Pine Bluff 10-8 in the fifth place game. In the seventh place game, Malvern beat DeWitt 11-5.