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3 Team Race For 2 Spots In City Series (UPDATED)

3 Team Race For 2 Spots In City Series (UPDATED)

Minor League currently sits a game ahead of Rotary for the top spot in the Major’s Division, but Rotary is still in good shape to punch their ticket.

Minor League scored 3 runs in the fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie and pull off a 5-2 victory.  Ayden Rose allowed 2 runs and 2 hits with 12 strikeouts in the win.  Brody Collier had 2 hits including a double and drove in a pair, Colton Shelton added an RBI.  Lyric Black doubled and scored twice with his 2 hits and Eli Lograsso had a hit and run.  In the loss, Deytin Parker allowed 3 earned runs while scattering 4 hits and striking out 8 in the loss.  Keaton Gullion worked the final inning allowing 0 earned runs and 1 hit.  At the plate, Parker and Caleb Purintun had RBI with Caleb adding 2 hits.  Avery Gullion doubled as the other Rotary hit.  The Reds can clinch a spot in the 2019 City Series that begins June 25th with a win Tuesday over Lions in their season finale.  Minor League still has 3 games left with games Tuesday with Americana and then Wednesday and Thursday against IGA.

IGA currently is tied for the final series spot with Rotary and Minor League after their 4-1 win over Americana.  Gavin Decker went the distance allowing 2 hits and 1 run with 12 strikeouts and one walk.  Wes Hunter was the tough luck loser allowing 6 hits and 4 runs, but no earned with 4 strikeouts.  At the plate for IGA, Heydin Purcell doubled with RBI coming from Cody Beer, Decker, Carter Lowe.  Silas Moats drove in the Americana Run.

Minor League is 9-4, Rotary is 10-5 with IGA sitting at 8-5.  The top two teams will play for the City Championship starting Tuesday, June 25th.

State Farm has done all they can to try and win the regular season little league minor’s crown with their 9-6 win over Marion County Savings Bank in their regular season finale.  Kyler King had 3 hits including a double, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored.  Max Vincent drove in 2 runs on a double, Madden Thompson drove in 2, Silas Lux and Kam Arnold drove in runs with Eli Dice adding 3 hits including a double and 3 runs.  Cooper Lyons and Nate Lowery both scored.  On the mound, Vincent earned the win going 3.2 with 9 strikeouts and scattering 4 hits.  Silas Lux got the save striking out the last 4 hitters of the game.  In the loss, Keytin Grawe hit a home run and drove in 2, Zane Dodson added an RBI along with Kurt Sullens, Troy Moore drove in 2 and Cole Rau and Jace Keller added runs.  State Farm has won 6 out of their 7 and 4 in a row to finish the year at 10-5 and sit a half game up on Security Alarm as they play their final on Friday.  Security Alarm owns the tiebreaker with State Farm if they win on Friday.

Edward Jones beat Salem Elks 8-6.  Brendan Smith, Landon White, Kevan Moore and Kolby Hempen came up with hits in the win with quality pitching from Landon Tennyson and Landon White in the win combining to strikeout 13.  In the loss for Elks, Evan Barnes had 3 doubles and an RBI, call-up Alexcander Sanders got a big hit and scored on a Riley Tate 3-run homer.  Trey Clark had a hit and drove in a run, Brennan Beck had 2 hits and Drake Rector also had a hit.

In boys coach pitch, Medicine Shoppe beat All State 8-3.  Emit Gibson had 2 hits with a double and scored two runs in the win.  Cameron Slater 2 hits with a pair of triples and drove in 3, Ty Lutz 2 hits and 2 RBI along with Matt Blackburn, Caleb and Masan Dice each had a hit.  For All State, Tanner Purintun had 2 hits with an RBI, EJ Wolfe added 2 hits.

In girls coach pitch, Bandy’s Pharmacy beat Modern Woodman 16-15.  The players of the game for Bandy’s were Emily Jones and Lillian Kincaid.  For Modern Woodmen the players of the game were Lillian Meyers, Grace Rau and Allie Patrick.