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Burton, True, Buchanan Lead Reds to 21-1 Win, 4-0 Record
May 21, 2008 - Tyler Burton had a day to remember for the Knightstown Fire Department Reds last week. But his tremendous effort against the The Paddock Braves during a 12-1 win was nearly overshadowed by his teammates, Addison True and Kaleb Buchanan.
Burton nearly hit for the cycle, getting a home run, triple and double during a 3-for-3, three-run and five-RBI game. While Burton was putting up his staggering numbers, True and Buchanan were also going 3-for-3. True drove home three runners and Buchanan scored three times as the Reds ran their record to 4-0 for the season.
Burton, Buchanan and True all three slammed home runs in the contest. The trio combined for a 9-for-9 day, with eight runs scored and nine batted in. Lucas Lewis also scored twice and drove home a runner.
Jackson Lukens singled, scored a run and drove home a teammate. A.J. Dalton had a hit and an RBI, while Cameron Jones, Cameron Dennis and Zach Wolfrom all had hits. Jon Simmons and Cameron Dean both played well defensively as the Reds now lead the boys minor league standings with their unblemished record.
There were no individual results reported for the Braves.
Butler Tool & Die Indians pitcher Kaunner Cleek opted for a flair of the dramatics when he closed out the 6-4 victory over the Elite Heating Cardinals in a boys minor league game.
Clinging to the two-run lead, Cleek immediately got into trouble in the last inning, hitting the first batter. After striking out the next man, he then walked two more to load the bases with one out. But Cleek came back to strike out the next two hitters and preserve the win for the Indians, who improved to 3-2 on the season.
Cleek also had two hits and scored a run in the game. Marcus Couch plated two runs and had two RBIs, while Jose Olivo scored a run, hit safely and had an RBI. Dylan Hiner had a hit and drove in one runner. Austin Campton, Dalton Atkinson and Todd Taylor also had base hits and Zeke Perriman drove in one run.
The Indians’ J.T. Butler had been hitless on the season and was struggling at the plate. Against the Cardinals he decided to bat left-handed for the first time and on the first pitch smacked a single into right field, driving in one run and eventually scoring.
There were no results reported for the Cardinals.
The Butler Tool & Die Indians continued their quest to turn coach Rusty Campton’s hair gray by playing another game with a dramatic finish. The Coor Consulting Athletics led the game in the bottom of the sixth when the Indians came up with a key rally.
Justin Thomas, Jose Olivo and Marcus Couch reached base and Kaunner Cleek sent all three of them home with a triple that gave the Indians the come-from-behind win.
Olivo had a great game, going 3-for-3 with three runs scored. Couch had a hit and scored two runs, while Cleek had a pair of hits and three RBIs. Dylan Hiner slammed a home run and Austin Campton also singled.
RBIs were registered by Seth Roberts, Todd Taylor and Zeke Perriman. Olivo and Cleek combined on the mound to strike out six batters.
There were no individual results reported for the Athletics.
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