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July 14, 2014

12-year-olds clinch state berth

An undefeated run in District 7 play clinched a state tournament berth for the Appanoose County 11-12 year old all-stars.

The state tournament will be held from July 19-26 in Centerville. Appanoose County will hope to capitalize on home field advantage for a state title and regional tournament trip.

To open district play on July 1, Appanoose County recorded a 13-5 win over Monroe County. A total of 16 strikeouts from McCain Oden helped Appanoose to a 2-1 win victory over Lucas County on July 3.

On July 6, Appanoose beat Ottumwa National 13-0 in a game that was initially postponed due to rain.

They recorded a 9-4 win over Jefferson County last Tuesday and a 14-2 win over Davis County last Wednesday.

Appanoose officially clinched their tournament berth with a 15-0 win against Ottumwa American on Friday. But, just to make things even more certain, they won their final contest in Batavia over Ja-Wa-Kee by an 11-0 score on Saturday.

The 11-12 year old team is the second all-star team from Appanoose County to clinch a state tournament berth. The 10-11 year old team also won their district and will advance to a state tournament.

July 1’s game

Appanoose 13, Monroe County 5

APP 440 104 — 13 13 2

MON 410 000 — 5 4 1

Appanoose battery — Kolby Micetich (0IP, 1H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 0K), Myles Clawson [W] (2.1IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 2K), McCain Oden (2.2IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 6K), Brady Kauzlarich (1IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 3K).

Hits — Merrick Mathews 1-3, Cannon Riggall 2-4, Kauzlarich 1-5, Oden 1-1, Micetich 1-5, Shondel 2-4, Clawson 1-3, Trent McCann 1-1, Bryce Kaster 1-1, Quinton Koestner 1-1, Gage Carson 1-1. 2B — Carson. HR — Oden, Mathews, Koestner. RBI — Mathews 3, Oden 3, Shondel 2, Mathew McDonald, Kaster, Koestner. Runs — Kauzlarich 2, Oden 2, Micetich 2, Shondel 2, Mathews, Riggall, McCann, McDonald, Koestner.

July 3’s game

Appanoose 2, Lucas County 1

APP 000 200 — 2 5 0

LUC 100 000 — 1 3 1

Appanoose battery — Oden [W] (5.2IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 1BB, 16K), Kauzlarich [S] (.1IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K).

Hits — Kauzlarich 1-3, Shondel 2-3, Clawson 1-1, Carson 1-1. HR — Kauzlarich. RBI — Kauzlarich. Runs — Kauzlarich, Carson. SB — Clawson.

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