The Ottumwa Courier


July 14, 2013

Blue Demons end Mustangs run of state tourney apperances



In Class 1A, District 9, Tri-County got nine strikeouts on the mound in a successful start from pitcher Jake Brumbaugh, who also scored both Trojan runs in a 2-1 opening-round win at winless Keota. Tri-County (8-17) will meet Cardinal on Tuesday in a district semifinal following the matchup of Pekin and Sigourney at 5 p.m. in Keota.

Both games are regular-season rematches. Pekin beat Sigourney in the first ‘Skunk River’ rivalry baseball matchup 5-4 on Nazareth Rambo’s three-run seventh-inning homer. Cardinal beat Tri-County 13-4 in Eldon back in early June in the opening game of the ‘Comet’ Classic.


Class 2A, District 12 First Round

Albia 6, Davis County 1

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Davis County battery — Connor Young (L, 3-6) (3 2/3IP, 4H, 4R, 2ER, 2K, 4BB) and Park Mikels (2 1/3IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, K, 2BB), Calvin Utt catching.

Hits — Utt 2-2, Saban Goodson 1-2, Jacob Jones 1-3, Park Mikels 1-3.

Runs — Mathew Hopkins.

Albia battery — Ethan Gray (W, 4-2) (5 1/3IP, 4H, R, 3K, 5BB) and Victor Sanders (1 2/3IP, H, 3K), Gabe Gravert catching.

2B — Griffin Osing.

Hits — Hugh Sinclair 2-2, Osing 2-3, Austin O’Leary 1-2, Brett Leshen 1-3, Gray 1-4.

RBI — O’Leary, Sinclair.

Runs — Jacob Lenger 2, Bryce Leshen, Ausitn Luse, O’Leary, Osing.

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