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 Reds, Yanks, Red Sox Advance in Boys Minor League Tourney


June 27, 2007 - The Myra Wills Massage Therapy Reds pounded out 13 hits and rode excellent pitching by Spencer Mattix and Drake Peggs in defeating the National Road BP Pirates 10-2 in boys minor league baseball tournament action last week.

Mattix and Peggs each fanned three batters in splitting the game on the mound The duo also combined for five hits and five runs scored on the offensive side.

Mattix went 3-for-3 with three runs, while Peggs was 2-for-3 with two runs. Alex Fields had a single and scored twice, while Kaden Gabbard went 2-for-3 with another run scored. The Reds had five extra-base hits, including doubles from Peggs, Mattix, Noah Stone and Rufus Noe. Gabbard slammed a triple in the game. Sone, Rufus Noe, William Noe, Chance Morgan and Isiah Mitchell all hit safely in the contest.

Jarrett Weidner went 2-for-2 with a run scored for the Pirates. Lane Parker, Vivian Goodpaster and Conner Brockman all hit safely, while Logan Whitaker also scored a run. The loss sent the Pirates into the loser’s bracket, while the Reds advanced with their first tournament win. Whitaker took the loss on the mound, striking out three Reds.


The Knightstown Fire Department Yankees came up with a clutch run in the fifth inning to edge the True Communications Red Sox 6-5 Friday in tourney play.

Jacob Bearhope had a monster game for the Red Sox, going 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored and two more batted in. But he had just as big an impact on the game from the defensive side. The Yankees were at bat and threatening in the fourth inning with runners at second and third base.

Bearhope snagged a line drive shot and caught both runners off base. He tagged third base for the second out, and then fired to Kaleb Buchanan covering second base for the triple play.

Tyler Littleton went 1-for-1 with two runs scored and another batted in for the Red Sox. Riley Ruble had two hits and an RBI, while Kaleb Buchanan and Jack Smith also had hits. Lucas Haase scored for the Red Sox.

There were no individual results reported for the Yankees.


The FarmWorld Tigers edged the Quality Hardwoods Cardinals 14-13 last Friday, advancing in the tournament. Travis Issacs belted a home run while going 3-for-3, scoring twice and driving in five runners.

Eli Blower went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two more batted in for the Tigers. Jared Waterman scored twice and drove home two runs, while Adam Bundy had two runs on one hit and one RBI.

William Harwood scored two runs, Tucker Personnett drove home two runs, and Mason Tinkle, Marcus Couch and Layne Dudley all scored one run and drove in another.

The Cardinals got a mammoth day from Jack Holder, who went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and four RBIs. J.D. Willis, Brett Day, Jerrad Gulley and Lucas Byrd all scored twice for the Cardinals, while Brandon Linder went 3-for-3 with four RBIs.

Ben Day, Josh House and Jackson Lukens also scored runs for the Cardinals.


The True Communications Red Sox won their first tournament game last Tuesday by defeating the Paddock Cubs 15-13 in a slugfest.

Jacob Bearhope had another terrific game by slamming a three-run homer in the last inning to give his team the victory. Bearhope also had an RBI-double, driving in five runs and scoring three more. Lucas Haase also went 3-for-4 with three runs scored.

The Red Sox got contributions from several players in the wild contest. Tyler Littleton scored three times, had a hit and drove in a runner. Tyler Helderbrand went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and a run scored. Riley Ruble had two hits, a run scored and another batted in, while Kaleb Buchanan scored once and drove home two more. Mason Carmichael hit safely and scored, Dakota Locker drove home two runners with two hits, Jack Smith had an RBI, and Cory Speicher scored a run for the winners.

The Cubs had rallied for six runs in the last inning before the big blast by Bearhope, which came with two runners aboard.

There were no individual results reported for the Cubs.




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