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Saturday, June 21, 2003

Ford and Sons snaps a five-game skid, wins 10-4

The Ford and Sons senior Legion team snapped a five-game losing streak with a 10-4 win over Poplar Bluff.

Seth Hudson led the 11-hit attack by going 3-for-4, which included a home run and two RBIs. Dustin Tatum had a pair of hits, including a home run and a pair of RBIs.

Blake Urhahn (3-0) earned the win by striking out seven in seven innings of work. He allowed all four runs on eight hits and one walk.

Ford and Sons improved to 4-7 going into its doubleheader against Nashville, Ill., today at Capaha Field.

Cape Junior Legion wins its tournament opener

The Cliff's Rent to Own junior Legion baseball team won its opening game Friday night in its eight-team round-robin tournament.

The Cape squad (17-6) began National League pool play with a 12-3 victory over Dunklin County.

Jeremy Brinkmeyer picked up the win with relief help from Anthony Wulfers. Brinkmeyer allowed three hits in five innings, walking four and striking out three.

Zach Hudson led a 13-hit attack with three hits, while Ty Craft, Scott Brueckner, Brandon Cooper and Matt Hellrich had two apiece. Craft finished with three RBIs.

In Friday's other National League game, Imperial edged St. Peters 1-0. In American League, Scott City defeated Jackson 4-1, and Sikeston blanked Mayfield (Ky.) 5-0.

Cape will play two pool games today at Central Junior High School, facing Imperial at 10 a.m. and St. Peters at 2:15 p.m.

Cape A's sweep Oran in Babe Ruth doubleheader

The Cape Girardeau A's Senior Babe Ruth baseball team swept Oran in a doubleheader Thursday.

The A's routed Oran 20-1 in five innings in the opener, then posted a 10-3 victory.

Winning pitcher Tim Davis allowed just two hits in the opener, striking out seven and walking one. Andy Ralls, Jeff Brosey, Champ Franklin, Lucas McMahan and Kevin Peeler all had two hits. Oran led 1-0 in the top of the first but the A's followed with 20 unanswered runs.

Buddy Conrad pitched six innings to notch the win in the second game. He allowed seven hits, struck out six and walked three.

Andrew Porter had three hits for the A's (12-2).

-- From staff reports

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