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Thursday results from Wabash Little League

The National League Tournament concluded on Thursday, 6/20. The Wabash Elks Lodge Cubs defeated the Inguard A’s to become tournament champions. The final score was 8-3. The Cub’s Nash Cunningham led off the game with a double. But, the Cubs could not capitalize on the hit. The A’s also led off their at bat in the bottom of the first inning when Cruz Long singled. Jackson Tait drove in Cruz with a single of his own. Jackson Tait also scored. Both teams did not score in the second inning. In the 3rd inning, Cub’s hitter, Cade Deaton, tripled. Malachi Williams’ ground out scored Cade for their first run of the game. Ryker Wilcox singled in the 4th for the Cubs. Liam Edmond singled in the 5th inning for the Cubs. In the bottom of the 5th inning, the A’s Drew Floor doubled and then scored on a Ridge McKillip ground out. The Cubs exploded for 7 runs in the top of the 6th inning. The Cubs got hits from Nash Cunningham (single), Ryker Wilcox (single), Wyatt Selleck (2 RBI single), Kade Kelsheimer (RBI single), Liam Edmond (3 RBI single). Cubs starting pitcher Nash Cunningham pitched 2 2/3 innings, striking out 4 and 0 walks. Relief pitcher Wyatt Selleck finished off the game and had 5 strikeouts and walked 1. The A’s starting pitcher Cruz Long pitched 5 innings, striking out 9 and had 2 walks.
Congratulations to the Wabash Elks Lodge Cubs!

American League Results from Thursday, June 20

The Alan Zimmerman Law Office Pirates win over the Lunquist Realty Red Sox 15-5. The Red Sox were eliminated from the post season tournament. Great season Red Sox!!.

Like Moses; Westin Pretorius won’t be able to pitch in the promised land but he got his tribe there as he put his team on his back and pitched the Pirates to a 15-5 victory over the Red Sox. The plan going in was to pitch three pitchers 35 pitches so the Pirates would have their entire pitching staff available for the Championship games on Saturday. The score was tied 5-5 when the coaches met in the Pirate dugout to discuss whether to take Westin over the 35 pitch limit, as it was too early to bring in their closer and finish the game within 35 pitches. Grandpa Stan Leland and father Joe Pretorius agreed – as the bases were loaded with Redsox and only one out. To quote Westin…. “I shut them down” and the Pirate bats woke up to pull away in the 4th inning. Belly Poe had a triple… his cousin Bam Bam Poe had two doubles. Dexter Freeman and Tynliegh Cattin had hits, and Pretorius had two hits – including a bases clearing double to lead the Pirate attack. The Pirates play against the Braves Saturday at Noon and when they win………………. they will play again at 2:00pm

For the Red Sox – In the loss, Colton McCoart pitched a great game! Pierce McILvenny had two doubles. Carson Dale and Noah Purdy with great fielding, as the Red Sox close their season. “Thank you to all the fans and supporters of the Red Sox”, stated Coach Shane King.

So the stage is set, it all comes down to Saturday at NOON: Braves vs. Pirates. If the Braves win at Noon, they will be crowned Champions. If the Pirates win, these two teams will square off in the final game at 2pm. Come out to the Field of Dreams Saturday at NOON to watch these 2 great teams battle.

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