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June 20, 2013

Ottumwa Junior varsity teams protect turf at home classic

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The JV white team rallied from a 4-0 deficit to defeat Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 6-4.

Carlson went 2-3 with a triple and two RBI and Livingston doubled and drove in two runs. The momentum of the game shifted dramatically when a Carlson line drive hit the Rockets pitcher square in the forehead in the bottom of the fourth. At the time, the Bulldogs, trailed 4-0. The unfortunate incident forced E-B-F's pitcher to leave the game.

With a new pitcher on the mound, Ottumwa managed to narrow the gap to 4-2 by the end of the inning. Then, in the fifth, the dam broke, as the Bulldogs poured in four more runs and went on to pick up a 6-4 victory.

Mackenzie Sheehan (5-0) started at pitcher and picked up the victory for the Bulldogs. She allowed five hits, while fanning two batters and issuing two walks in five innings.

The JV red and white teams both played today at Southeast Polk as the Courier went to press.

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