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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Cape still alive in Senior Babe Ruth tournament

The Cape Girardeau Senior Babe Ruth baseball team beat Portageville 11-4 on Saturday night to remain alive in the state tournament in Charleston.

Cape (17-9) is 3-1 in the tournament, which is now down to three teams from its original field of seven.

Chad Friend tripled and doubled to lead Cape's 11-hit attack. Logan Glueck, Jacob Valleroy and Luke Moll all added two hits.

Tyler Propst pitched six innings for the win. He allowed seven hits and two runs, with three strikeouts and two walks.

Late Friday night, Cape defeated Canton 13-7 as Glueck went 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Abe Dirnberger and Blake Gaddis both had two hits. Nick Ostendorf was the winning pitcher.

Cape will play defending champion Mineral Area at 2 p.m. today in the loser's bracket final, with the winner advancing to meet host Charleston at 5 p.m. in the championship round.

Charleston (29-14) is the only undefeated team in the tournament after beating Mineral Area 4-2 in Saturday's winner's bracket final.

-- From staff reports

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