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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Jackson Senior Babe Ruth team wins

The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team bounced back from Friday's tough defeat to post a victory Saturday in the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament in Leadwood, Mo.

Jackson rolled past Northeast Missouri 13-3, one day after opening the eight-team, double-elimination event with a 4-3 loss to Boonville.

Jackson (21-11) banged out 15 hits, led by Chris Roth with four hits and three RBIs.

Spencer Sander and Bryant Steffens both had three hits and three RBIs, while Bret Steffens homered.

Garrett Fritsche pitched all seven innings, allowing seven hits.

Jackson plays New Madrid at 2 p.m. today.

Jackson freshman squad suffers tournament loss

The Jackson American Legion Post 158 freshman baseball team lost a game Saturday and needed a win later to remain alive in the Class A state tournament in Washington, Mo.

Jackson fell to Manchester 14-8 for its first tournament defeat after two victories. Manchester scored seven first-inning runs.

Mason Sander had two hits, including a triple and three RBIs for Jackson. Bobby Clark was the losing pitcher.

No results were available from Jackson's Saturday night elimination contest. A Jackson victory would have sent the squad into today's championship round against Manchester.

-- From staff reports

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