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Baum leads Young Township past Marion Center in romp

by The Indiana Gazette on June 18, 2017 12:29 AM

Tyler Baum dominated on the mound and at the plate, striking out 11 in a complete-game three-hitter and finishing 3-for-3 with three RBIs, to lead host Young Township in an 11-1 rout of Marion Center in an Indiana County Senior Legion baseball game Saturday.

The game was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule.

Young Township scored at least one run in each frame, taking a 9-0 advantage into the fifth, when Marion Center snapped the shutout with its lone run. The Renegades wrapped up the win with a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame.

Young Township outhit Marion Center 15-3, including seven doubles.

Tanner Yard went 3-for-4, drove in a pair of runs and scored twice, and Justin Geidel doubled twice and scored two runs. Tyler Hill singled, doubled and drove in two runs, Devin Fairman doubled and had two RBIs, and Baum singled twice, doubled and added three runs scored. Brady Yard and Noah Whanger each added a double.

Tyler Howells took the loss for Marion Center.

Both teams play Tuesday. Young Township (8-1) welcomes Indiana Legion, and Marion Center plays host to Blairsville.



KELLY CHRYSLER 11, WALBECK INSURANCE 9: Walbeck Insurance scored nine of the game’s final 12 runs and outhit Kelly Chrysler 11-9, but it wasn’t enough to forge a comeback in a narrow loss to the host Blue Sox in an Indiana County Youth Legion game.

Kelly Chrysler struck first with a five-run first inning and increased its lead to 8-0 with one run in the second and two in the third.

Walbeck Insurance finally snapped the shutout with four runs in the fourth, but the Blue Sox tacked on three runs in the bottom of the frame to increase its lead to 11-4.

After a scoreless fifth inning, Walbeck Insurance opened the sixth with five straight singles, including three that drove in a run, to cut the deficit to 11-7. Ian Vilcek then walked to load the bases, and Jaden Evanick brought the visitors within three, 11-8, with an RBI groundout before consecutive strikeouts ended the inning.

Walbeck Insurance’s Josh Hamilton struck out all three Kelly Chrysler batters in the top of the seventh, and in the bottom of the frame, he clubbed a one-out RBI single to set the final score.

Kelly Chrysler closer Seth Dunkle then induced Walbeck Insurance’s Jon Gearhart into a groundout to first for game-ending double play on the fourth at-bat in the inning to end the rally.

Gearhart went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs to lead Walbeck Insurance. Evanick and Michael Krejocic had a pair of hits apiece, Hamilton doubled and scored twice, and Evann Keslar walked twice and scored a pair of runs.

For Kelly Chrysler, Hunter Geer singled twice, had two RBIs and scored a pair of runs. Chase Palmer singled, doubled and scored twice, and Wyatt Griffin doubled and scored three runs. Adam Mackins and Jace Miner added a double apiece.

Palmer started and earned the win for Kelly Chrysler with three strikeouts over three innings.

Ian Vilcek took the loss.

Both teams play Monday. Walbeck Insurance (6-8) travels to Kovacik Insurance, and Kelly Chrysler (12-2) visits Marion Center.

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