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June 29, 2013

Blue Demons shake up SCC race with sweep of EBF

ALBIA – Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont entered Thursday night playing to protect their very thin lead at the top of the South Central Conference.

Little did the Rockets know just how much Albia had to play for.

“If we win these two games, no practice on Friday,” Blue Demon head coach Boyd Brittan exclaimed Thursday.

Whatever works.

Albia played their role of spoiler to absolute perfection Thursday against the Rockets. Drew Schofield’s RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh lifted Albia to an opening-game 3-2 triumph over EBF, knocking the Rockets out of the lead in the SCC.

Albia wasn’t done yet. Bryce Leshen’s second-straight fourth inning two-run hit rallied the Blue Demons as the four-run frame held up as the difference in a 5-1 game-two win. The sweep shook up the SCC, rattled EBF and gave Brittan’s squad a much-deserved extended weekend to savor their success.

“They get the next three days off. That’s what I promised and that’s what they earned,” Brittan said.

Earned it they did. The Blue Demons looked like a much different team against the Rockets then the team that got swept in Eddyville 17 nights earlier by a combined score of 16-2, including a game-one 11-0 loss that ended early due to the mercy rule.

“I thought over there, (EBF) was really ready to play and we were not,” Brittan said. “It was really a mismatch. They put it right on us. Congratulations to them for that. (Thursday), I thought we were much more focused to be consistent on doing the things we needed to do to be successful.”

“The first time we played them, we weren’t mentally prepared,” Schofield added. “I think we came prepared and got the job done this time around.”

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