Mineral Area wins Classic

Tuesday, July 6, 2004

The Mineral Area Pirates won the Senior Babe Ruth Firecracker Classic title on Sunday with a 14-0 rout of the Cape Titans.

Adam Howard, the tournament MVP, starred with both his arm and bat. Howard belted two doubles and a home run to finish the championship game with seven RBIs. Howard also pitched a complete-game four-hitter, striking out seven and walking one.

Mineral Area finished the tournament 4-0.

Blake Essner took the loss for the Titans (11-6), who reached the title game by going 3-0 in pool play.

Alex Ramsey had two of the Titans' four hits.

Oran defeated the Cape Yankees 8-3 in the third-place game.

Perryville hosts tourneysPerryville will host the 11- and 12-year-old divisions of the Little League Missouri District 3 Tournament, which begin today. Both tournaments are double elimination. Winners advance to the state tournament in Carrollton, Mo.

-- From staff reports

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