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Thursday Little League Results...

SALEM LITTLE LEAGUE COMPLEX - In Little League Minors tournament semifinals action, the top-seed and regular season champion Modern Woodman Marlins were locked in a tight matchup for most of their game took the lead late and pulled away from the Squibb Tank Royals by a final of 8-0.  Aden Bass tossed 4 innigns nad gave up 3 hits for the win.  At the plate, Wesley Spenner had 2 hits.  For the Royals, Tanner Ballard and Coen West had extra base hits.  

    The Marlins advance to take on the 2-seed Cardinals after their 10-5 come-back win over the Americana Tigers.  After the Cardinals took a 4-0 lead after the opening inning, American responded in the top of the 3rd scoring 5 times.  Included were RBI walks from Daniel Wilkins, Landin Binnion and Isaiah Sherwin.  Keaton Gullion finished off the inning with a 2-run double.  The 5-4 lead would be short lived as the Cardinals responded with 3 runs in their half of the third and finished the scoring with 3 more in the fourth.  The Tigers had chances with the bases loaded in 2 other innings but couldn't score.  Cooper Lobek had the only other Tiger hit.  For the Cardinals, Jairen Stroud, Lincoln Roberts and Gavin Zimmerman each scored twice, Heyden Purcell doubled twice and drove in 3, Anthony Wilborn singled and Peytin Purcell had an RBI walk.  

    In the boys Coach Pitch Tournament championship, the Medicine Shop Cardinals defeated the Radiac Reds 9-5.  Having big nights for the champs were Jarrett Gibson, Keytin Graw and Zane Dodson eaching going 3-3 while Dazavian Foulks went 2-2.  Tristen Doudera and Zane Barthelemy went 2-3 on the night.  Radiac had big games out of Hunter Malan and Landon Maxey both going 3-3 on the night.

    In the 3rd place game, the IGA Yankees defeated the regular season champion Salem Bowl Marlins by scoring 13 runs in the final inning to erase a one-run deficit for the 12-run win.  

    In girls Coach Pitch Softball, Brad Decker defeated Tavie Tots in the tournament championship game 6-4.  Emma Gregg, Mia Bookhout and Taylor Ice led the girls with 2 hits each.  The girls also finished as regular season champs completing the season title sweep.  

    Salem Tire defeated Marion County Savings Bank in the Pony League Tournament Championship 4-2.  Brett Whitney was the winning pitcher and also picked up the game winning RBI's in the bottom of the 4th inning.  Hayden Williams and Brett Whitney had hits for Salem Tire in the win.  Matt Davis had 2 hits to lead Marion County.  Salem Tire won the regular season and tournament title.  

    Chico's Yankees scored a run in the bottom of the 9th to beat the Shakespeare Oil Royals 4-3 in the 3rd place game of the pony league tournament.  Levi Hays pitched 5 innings allowing only 1 run and struck out 6.  Isaak Hays pitched 4 innings with 2 k's in the loss.  Nick Hess picked up the win for the Yankees giving up 2 runs in over 5 innings and striking out 7.  Austin Dodson also pitched 2 innings and hit a home run and the waqlk off single.  Lucas Morris singled and scored, Justin Schutte also singled and scored.  Avery Branch scored a run with Trevor Cummings and Dylan Friend each adding singles.  The Yankees were 2nd in the regular season and 3rd in the tournament while the Royals were both 4th in the league and tournament.

Major's Tournament Crowns Champion...Night of Upsets At Minors & Coach Pitch Tournaments....

SALEM - The 3rd seeded Lions Cardinals wrapped up the Little League Major's Tournament championship by defeating 4th seeded Molenhour Construction 5-2 scoring 4 times in the sixth inning to take the lead and the win.  Peyton Curry worked 2 innings of relief to earn his 2nd win of the tournament.  The deciding 6th inning began with a 1 out walk to Tyson Mann.  He would tie the game on an RBI double from Carter Consolino.  Curry then singled Consolino home for the go ahead run.  He would then score on a passed ball.  Cole Johnson singled and was driving home by an RBI double from Anthony Biagi.  Ethan Sellers had a 2 run single for the As lone runs.  

    The IGA Yankees defeated the Rotary Reds 6-3 to win the 3rd place game of the Major's Tournament.  Quentin Purcell led the way for the Yankees picking up the win on the mound and by hitting a 2-run homer at the plate.  His 9th of the season.  Cole Graham had a triple for the Reds.  Both IGA and Rotary finished 2nd in their divisions to end their regular season.  

    In Pony League action, Salem Tire defeated Shakespeare Oil 3-2.  Mikey Planitz picked up the win and Brett Whitney the save.  Laten Wayer, Isaac Adams, Whitney, Planitz, Trevor Greene and Hayden Williams all had a hit for Salem Tire.  Isaac and Levi Hays had hits for Shakespeare Oil.  

In the opening round of the Little League Minor's Tournament, it was a night of upsets.  The 5th seeded Squibb Tank Royals opened up the night with a 6-1 win over the 4th seeded Hunter Law Yankees.  Tanner Ballard pitched 4 innings allowing 4 hits and 1 run striking out 9 in the win.  Coen West was 2-2 with an RBI at the plate and struck out 3 in an inning of relief.  Lucas Bursott drove in a pair of runs, Chance Sill drove in a run, Silas Moats had a 2 run single and Chandler Sill and Jon Bursott also added hits.  In the loss for the Yankees, Alex Wilzbach pitched well going 3.2 innings allowing just 1 hit and 1 unearned run while striking out 10.  

    In the 2nd game of the tournament, the 6th seeded Americana Tigers scored 2 runs in the final inning to beat the 3rd seeded Marion County Savings A's 4-2.  Keaton Gullion and Shawn East drove in runs in the fifth inning to seal the win.  Gullion finished with 2 RBI with Landin Binnion, Dan Wilkins and Cooper Lobek also scoring runs.  Jalen Inlow added an RBI single and the right hander was solid on the mound allowing 2 runs on one hit.  Inlow combined with Cooper Lobek and Jon Wilkins on the 2-hitter with Wilkins earning the save.  For the A's, Mason Jones singled and had 2 RBI for the A's with Connor Tennyson adding the other hit.  Tonight's semifinals will feature #1 Modern Woodman taking on the 4th seeded Royals followed by 2nd seeded Cardinals taking on the 6th seeded Tigers.  

    In the coach pitch baseball tournament, the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy Cardinals survived a last inning charge from the top seeded Salem Bowl Marlins and held on to a 10-9 victory.  Having huge nights at the plate for the Cardinals were Zane Dodson, Brody Elwood, Zane Barthelemy and Keytin Graw all with 3 hits.  Dazavian Foulks, Jarret Gibson and Tristen Doudera had 2 hits each.  For the Marlins, Max Vincent had 3 hits as did Silas Lux and Russ McKenzie with Nathan Lee and Kaiden Harrel getting a pair of hits as well.

    The 2nd seeded IGA Yankees fell to the Radiac Reds 8-4 despite run scoring hits from Avery and Payton Gullion.  So tonight will see a 3rd place game between the top two seeds in Salem Bowl and IGA followed by the championship between the Cardinals and the Reds. 

Men's Softball Results:

Men's Softball Results:

SALEM - In men's recreational softball played at Bryan Bennett Park on Tuesday night...

- DSC 19 618 Ink/MJ's Mowing 8
- DSC 7 AKA Softball 0 (Forfeit)
- Gunners SC 16 Weston Strong 12

Tournaments Begin At Little League Complex...

SALEM LITTLE LEAGUE COMPLEX - The Little League Minor's tournament opened up last night with the top seed Modern Woodman Marlins taking down the Elk's Rockies 14-0 behind a one-hitter by Marlins pitchers.  Aden Bass picked up the win.  Noah Nix was 3-3 at the plate for the Marlins, Trenton Dempsey, Armoni Dempsey and Wade Voelkel each had 2 hits.  

    In the first game of the girls' coach pitch softball tournament, Shamrock Dry Cleaner took out Boulder Chevrolet 9-8.  Sarah Lipe and Olivia Paulson each added 3 hits.  Olivia Jourden, Natalie Lee, Cheyenne Neff, Mackenzie Neff and Ella Watwood all added hits.  Abby Onheizer had the winning run as Shamrock scored 5 times in the final inning to complete the come from behind win.  Shamrock will go on to play Brad Decker CPA today in tournament play.  

    In the first game of the coach pitch baseball tournament, the Medicine Shoppe Cardinals defeated the Salem Business Center A's 5-4.  Alex Spencer had the walk-off single in the bottom of the fifth.  Also having good nights at the plate for the Cardinals were Tristan Doudera, Jarrett Gibson and Zane Dodson all with 3 hits each.  Zane Barthelemy, Keytin Graw and Jacob Crompton all added a pair of hits while Zane Miller and Dazavian Foulks had a hit each.  Medicine Shoppe will face the Salem Bowl Marlins in the tournament semifinals tonight. 

Salem 8U Drops Double Header At Cambria....

CAMBRIA - The Salem 8U Wildcats traveled this weekend to face a very tough Cambria team in a double header.  Salem fell 15-3 in the opener despite a 3-run triple from Keaton Gullion and hits from Cooper Lobek, Landin Binnion and Aden Nesbitt.  

In the second game, Salem fell 20-9 with Gullion adding another 2 hits and a run scored, Lobek also scored twice, Dan Wilkins, Keyton King and Lucos Bursott added runs.  

Salem was to play a single game tonight against Woodlawn but that has been canceled due to the Little League Minor's Tournament.  Salem 8U will be back in action on Thursday night for a single game in Woodlawn at 6:15. 

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