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Redbirds and Raiders escape scare for Bantam wins

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Redbirds and the Leadwood Titans were locked in a pitcher’s duel on Friday. In the fifth inning with the bases loaded for the Redbirds, a walk forced the winning run to cross the plate for an exciting 1-0 win. Connor Forsythe got the win as he threw for one inning and struck out three batters.

Farmington’s Jake Moore had the only hit of the entire game as his hit came in the second inning. Cody Cobb pitched for four innings and struck out four batters and Kyle Coleman threw for one inning and had three strikeouts for the Titans. Farmington’s Jordan Ankrom and Blake Worley both tossed for two innings. Ankrom and Worley had strikeouts of five and four respectively.

The Redbirds (11-1) will visit the Desloge Raiders on Monday. The Titans (6-6) will travel to Caledonia to take on the Valley Oilers on Tuesday.

Titans – 000 00 – 0

Redbirds – 000 01 – 1

WP – Forsythe 1i 3k. LP – Coleman 1i 3k.

Raiders 4, Wolves 1

DESLOGE – The Desloge Raiders and the Park Hills Wolves locked horns Friday night and one big inning gave the 4-1 win to the Raiders. Seth Tiefenauer got the Raiders’ only hits, two doubles to score three of their four runs.

The Wolves outhit the Raiders four to two but could hardly convert their hitting into a score. Chris Welle hit two doubles, and Marlo Westerfield and Scott Richardson both hit one single.

Dyllon Parmley was the winning pitcher with 14 strike-outs. Jake Marshall pitched the first two innings for the Wolves, and Anthony Quinton threw no-hit ball for the last three.

The Wolves are now 5-7 and will play their next game at the Leadwood Sharks on Monday. The Raiders at 9-2 will continue their chase for a division crown on Monday in a game at home against the Farmington Redbirds.

CAL RIPKEN LEAGUE

Blues 17, Steamers 5

The Bonne Terre Blues closed out their season with a 17-5 win over the Valley Steamers on Friday. The Blues can do no worse than third in the American Division with an 11-7 record.

The Steamers gave the Blues all they could handle for the first three innings, even leading the game 5-2, but the wheels fell off the cart in the top of the fourth for the Steamers. The Blues crossed home plate 15 times before the Steamers could return to the batter’s box. With the huge lead, Dominick Eaton rose to the occasion and shut down Valley in the bottom of the inning for the win.

Nick Basler, with two singles and a double, and Dilyn Pipkin, with two singles and a triple, led the Blues in hitting. Spencer Tiefenauer hit a single and a triple and Brett Willette had two singles. The Steamers had four singles in the game.

The Steamers, 5-10, will play next on Monday at the Farmington Angels.

Blues 110 (15) – 17

Steamers 311 0 – 5

WP- Eaton 3i 2r 2h 2k.

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