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July 7, 2013

LITTLE LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Jeff/GRC 9-10s roll past C’town to improve to 2-0

New Albany 9-10s cruise to win over Clarksville

NEW ALBANY — The Jeff/GRC 9-10-year-old Baseball All-Stars remained undefeated in the District 5 Little League Tournament on Sunday at Mount Tabor Park, defeating Charlestown in four innings 13-0.

Nolan Siler led the Jeff/GRC offense, going 2-for-2 with three RBIs. Teammate Gavin Galligan also went 2-for-2 along with an RBI.

Also for Jeff/GRC, Stevie Kendrick was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Eric Wigginton scored three runs.

Jeff/GRC pitchers Jaylen Fairman and Eli Watson combined to throw a two-hit shutout, striking out eight Charlestown batters. Jeff/GRC scored six runs in the first inning, five in the second and two in the third.

District 5 Tournament play in all divisions resumed Sunday after being postponed on Friday and Saturday because of rain and wet field conditions.

NEXT: Jeff/GRC (2-0) vs. Highlander Youth Recreation, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday; Charlestown (0-2) vs. Clarksville, 7 p.m., today.

• New Albany stays undefeated: New Albany improved to 2-0 in the District 5 Tournament with a 20-1 triumph over Clarksville in four innings on Sunday.

New Albany’s Josh Castleman and Austin Oppel each smacked a grand slam. They combined to drive in 14 of New Albany’s 20 runs.

On the mound, Castleman and teammate Tucker Biven combined to give up three hits.

NEXT: New Albany (2-0) vs. Silver Creek, 7 p.m., Tuesday; Clarksville (0-2) vs. Charlestown, 7 p.m., today.

11-12 SOFTBALL

• New Albany clinches berth in title game: New Albany secured a berth in the division championship game with a 12-0 victory in four innings over Charlestown on Sunday at Grant Line Elementary School.

New Albany’s Kelsey Adams and Erin Bell each went 2-for-3. Teammates Bre Schoenfeld and Alexis Williams combined to pitch a three-hit shutout. In her stint, Williams threw two scoreless innings.

NEXT: New Albany (2-0) vs. Silver Creek, 8 p.m., today; Charlestown (0-2) vs. Jeff/GRC, 5:30 p.m., today.

10-11 BASEBALL

• New Albany edges HYR: Trailing 3-2, New Albany rallied with a run in the bottom of the fourth inning and two in the fifth to defeat HYR on Sunday at Mount Tabor Park, 5-4. HYR scored a run in top of the sixth to pull within one run, but it left a runner stranded at third at the end of the game.

New Albany pitchers Levi Baxter and Tyler Green combined for the victory, allowing six hits altogether.

HYR’s Josh Archer smacked a home run.

NEXT: New Albany (2-0) vs. Clarksville, 8 p.m., Tuesday; HYR (0-2) vs. Silver Creek, 8 p.m., Thursday.

• Creek evens tourney record: Silver Creek moved back to the .500 mark in the District 5 Tournament by beating Clarksville on Sunday, 7-3.

Creek’s Kyle Snell and Caleb Popp each went 3-for-3 and combined for seven RBIs. Clarksville collected only three hits and scored three unearned runs.

NEXT: Silver Creek (1-1) vs. Jeff/GRC, 5:30 p.m., today; Clarksville (0-1) vs. New Albany, 8 p.m., Tuesday.

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