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Saturday, July 13, 2002

Yankees get doubleheader split against New Madrid

The Cape Girardeau Sr. Babe Ruth Yankees split a doubleheader with New Madrid late Thursday night, losing 6-4 and winning 10-0 in six innings.

Chris Daniel suffered the loss in the opener, allowing 10 hits while striking out nine and walking three.

Matt Smith and Jason Meystedt each had two of the Yankees' nine hits.

Andy Ralls hurled a two-hit shutout in the second game, fanning five and walking one.

Daniel and Kyle Duncan each went 3-for-3. Andy Ralls and Adam Ralls both added two of the Yankees' 12 hits.

The Yankees (17-5) have already clinched the SEMO North League title to earn a berth in next weekend's state tournament in Booneville, Mo.

Grandson of local couple goes high in MLB draft

Scott Moore, the grandson of Frank and Shirley Fendelet, who live just north of Advance, Mo., was selected in the first round of the 2002 Major League draft by the Detroit Tigers.

Moore, 18, who played shortstop at Cypress High School in Cypress, Calif., was the eighth pick overall. He signed with the Tigers and is currently playing shortstop for the Gulf Coast League Tigers, a rookie-league team in Lakeland, Fla. Through 17 games he was batting .304 with three home runs, two triples, two doubles and 12 RBIs.

Taylor invited to attend elite basketball academy

Douglas Taylor, a 6-foot-10 center from McClure, Ill., has been invited to attend the Mid-America Basketball Academy in Atchison, Kan.

Taylor, the son of David and Theresa Taylor, will be a senior at Shawnee High School this fall.

-- From staff reports

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