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Tyrone Legion smashes Steel Connections, weekend victories improves mark to 6-6

Tyrone Legion evened their record (6-6) this weekend with two victories and moved into fourth placed in the Kelley Federation League.
Tyrone  was awarded a victory by forfeit Saturday when Sheetz couldn’t field 9 players and Sunday they bombed Steele Construction 14 to 4 at Ashville.
Sunday was a hitters day for Tyrone as they pounded out 17 hits and scored 14 runs against Steel construction.
Donnie Hunter, Tyler Golden, Brock Anders and Cody Smith all had three hits apiece for Tyrone.
Their pitching was just as solid as their hitting. Using four different pitchers, Eric Desch, Donnie Hunter, Jordan Taylor and
Matt Brooks, they struck out seven and scattered seven hits and gave up three runs.
In the top of the 1st Hunter started off with a single but was stranded their as Steel Construction got three straight outs. Eric Desch started pitching for Tyrone and held them to a walk in the first for no damage.
In the second Brock Anders lead off with a single. Jordan Taylor was then hit by a pitch. Adam Bonsell then hit into a fielders choice and Taylor was out at second. That put runners on the corners for Tyrone. Bonsell then stole second. Cody Smith hit a single driving in Tyrone 1st run. Cory Barnhart then hit a line drive right back to the pitcher and he doubled up Bonsell to end the inning.
After an inning and a half, the Tyrone Legion lead was 1 to 0.
Steel Construction bounced back and tied it up 1-1 after two innings.
Tyrone came right back with a run in the top of the third. A error by the shortstop let Hunter reach first but was thrown out trying to get to second. Brooks then walked, stole second and went to third when Desch was out on a fielders choice, Golden delivered a single driving Brooks in for the second run and a one-run lead after 2- 1/2 innings.
Hunter came on to pitch the third inning and retired the order in 1 2 3 fashion.
Tyrone batted around in the fourth and scored six runs. Bonsell got on courtesy of an error. Smith singled and Barnhart got on by a error by the first baseman. Hunter then hit a single scoring two runs.  Desch and Golden single and when the dust cleared Tyrone had an 8 to 1 lead.
Hunter pitched a strong bottom of the fourth and not giving up any runs.
Tyrone came right back in the top of the fifth and scored four more runs. Smith led off with a single. Barnhart struck out but the catcher missed the ball and Barnhart beat the throw to first. Hunter then hit a single that scored Smith and Barnhart.  Brooks then hit a single that scored Hunter.
Brooks stole second and third and scored on a sacrifice fly by Golden.
Jordan Taylor then came on to pitch for Tyrone in the bottom of the fifth and got two quick outs but he walked two hitters and gave up two singles that scored two runs.
Brooks came on to pitch for Tyrone in the bottom of the sixth and recorded three strikeouts to set Steel Construction down in order.
Tyrone tacked on two more runs in the top of the seventh and  Brooks retired the side in order with another strikeout and  two pop-ups to second to secure the victory.
Tyrone manager Chris Futrick said. “That was a complete effort by the team. Everyone contributed to this victory. Everyone in the line up had a hit and four guys had three apiece. What more could a manager want. It was a dream game for the team.
“These victories come far a few between. Our four pitchers did a great job and the team had a fun time playing the game.  BUT we have a long way to got and this team is beginning to bond together like a good baseball team does. The more we play together and have a good time playing the better we will get. Theses kids are fun to coach and they love the game. It’s my job to make sure they are having fun.”
Tyrone Legion 14 Steel Connections 4
Tyrone Legion – Hunter, 2b-p, 5-2-2; Brooks, 1b, 5-2-1; Desch, p, 5-1-1, Golden, ss, 5-2-2; Anders, c, 5-2-3; Taylor, cf-p, 5-0-0; Bonsell, lf, 5-1-1; Smith, 3b, 4-2-3; Barnhart, rf, 4-2-2. TOTALS 43-14-15.
Steel Connections – Smick, cf, 4-0-0; Marra, ss, 4-0-1; Pettenati, lf, 4-0-0; Nash, c, 4-2-3; Jeffries, p, 3-0-0; Kimberly, 1b, 3-0-2; McCoy, 3b, 3-0-0; Buck, 2b, 3-0-0; McMahon, rf, 2-1-1; Bem, rf, 1-0-0. TOTALS 31-4-6.
Tyrone Legion      011 640 2   14-15-1.
Steel Connections 110 010 1    4- 6- 4.
E: Golden, McCoy 3, Marra. RBI: Hunter, Desch,  Golden 2, Anders 3, Smith, Barnhart, Smick, Nash, Kimberly.
SO: Desch 5, Hunter 2, Taylor 2, Jeffries 5.
BB: Desch 2, Taylor 1, Jeffries 2.
WP: Taylor    LP: Jeffires.