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SENIOR LEGION BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Indiana Legion rides big inning to victory

by The Indiana Gazette on June 25, 2013 10:30 AM

Indiana Legion limited Young Township to four hits and used a big fifth inning to outlast the Renegades, 6-4, in an Indiana County Senior Legion baseball game Monday at Bertolino Field.

Indiana Legion erased a 2-0 deficit and plated five runs on four hits and an error in the top of the fifth to take a 5-2 lead.

“We had one bad inning and we paid for it. There’s no doubt about that,” Young Township manager Barry Thomas said.

Bo Putt paced Indiana Legion by going 2-for-3.

Jordan Hudzicki tossed a four-hitter to earn the win. He struck out six, but struggled with his control as he yielded eight walks.

After Indiana added a sixth-inning run to take a 6-2 lead, Young Township scored a pair of runs in its final at-bat in the bottom of the seventh to make it 6-4. But the Renegades couldn’t complete the comeback, leaving two runners on base to end the game.

“We scored a couple runs and had a couple guys on in the seventh, but we couldn’t get them in on him,” Thomas said of Hudzicki. “The kid did a good job. He threw over 100 pitches but he stayed strong late in the game.”

Mitchel Yard hit two doubles and drove in a run for Young Township. Mitch Johnston singled and drove in three runs.

Delbert Brown struck out seven, walked four and allowed seven hits in a complete-game losing effort.

Both teams play Thursday. Young Township (5-6) travels to Kovacik Insurance, and Indiana Legion plays host to Homer City Legion.


KOVACIK INSURANCE 15, MARION CENTER 1: First-place Kovacik Insurance racked up 13 hits and improved to 10-0 by rolling over Marion Center in a game that was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule.

Reed Ratkus tossed a four-hitter to earn the win. Ratkus struck out four and didn’t yield a walk.

No further details were reported.

The teams will meet again today, with Marion Center (3-6) playing host to Kovacik Insurance.

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