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YOUTH BALL: Huntsville I wins tourney title

Volunteers recognized

Huntsville I captured the Logan County Farm League championship this season.

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The Huntsville I Farm League baseball team won the county tournament championship. Huntsville I finished the season with a 14-2 record. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Huntsville I defeated East Liberty 2-1 and Huntsville II 3-2 to reach the finals.

Then, Huntsville scored 29 runs to take a pair of games against Lakeview in the championship.

In the first game, Chase Baldwin belted two home runs and Brayden Dempster, Trenton Fulkerson, and Devin Thompson each had two hits for Huntsville I. Fulkerson and Thompson allowed six hits on the mound in the win.

For Lakeview, Lukas Wisener recorded 2 hits.

In the final game, Huntsville came back in the bottom of the fifth inning to top Lakeview 16-10. Colten Beair tallied two hits to spark the comeback, while Caden Roberts, Keyton Carruthers and Elijah Slagle each scored runs.

Kaleb Hurley, Thompson and Fulkerson combined for 11 strikeouts.

For Lakeview, Caden Whitman went 4-4 and homered.

Colin Burba, Kason Carruthers, Braden Flesher and Dougie Bungard each played strong defense.

Huntsville I ended the season 14-2.

Tournament games were split between Lewistown and Russells Point. The Russells Point Park Committee and the Washington Ball Association have worked together over the last couple of years to begin a restoration of the Al Leppich fields located off of West Elliot Road near the Russells Point Water Works Facility. The three ball fields were left in ruins following years of neglect after the local association disbanded and players combined with teams out of Lewistown. 

Numerous volunteers worked countless hours removing debris, fallen trees, repairing downed fences, replacing sections of picnic tables and bleachers, and partially restoring the concession stand. The process allowed the Washington Ball Association five fields to host this year’s Farm League tournament.

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