Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

June 23, 2013

Sixers to play for tourney title


Kokomo Tribune

---- — The Kokomo Post 6 American Legion baseball squad shut out Greentown Post 317 10-0 in four innings Saturday to put itself in the today’s championship game of the Post 6 Summer Classic at CFD Investments Stadium in Highland Park.

Damon Prater threw the first three innings for the win. He had six strikeouts and didn’t give up a hit. Drew Bellus threw bottom of the fourth to finish off the win. He allowed a double to Greentown’s Austin Buck — Post 317’s only hit — but no damage on the scoreboard.

The Sixers blew the game open with a six-run third. Austin Edwards keyed the outburst with a bases-loaded triple in that frame. Tyler Goudy also knocked in three runs in the game, two on RBI singles and one on a sacrifice fly.

“We’re just really playing well,” Kokomo coach Don Andrews said. “Our defense is outstanding. Through two games in the tournament we still haven’t allowed a run yet.

“All we have to do is score a run here and there and win ballgames. Pitchers have done a great job, defense has just been outstanding..”

Post 6 (6-6) faces Madison Post 9 today at 2 p.m. for the championship of the five-team tourney.

Derek Durkes took the loss for Greentown.

TC Volleyball camp set to start Monday

SHARPSVILLE — Tri-Central volleyball coach Ron Byram has announced the times and dates for his summer camp.

Children in grades 4-9 will take instruction from 9-11 a.m. at the Tri-Central elementary school gym beginning Monday.

Byram and current varsity volleyball players will instruct campers. Cost for camp will be $30.

For more information, contact Byram at 765-438-7776.

Schoenian scores ace at Green Acres

Rick Schoenian recently recorded a hole in one during a round of golf at Green Acers G.C.

Schoenian used a six iron to ace the par three No. 16, which was playing at 165 yards.

No. 16 is not normally at par three, but will stand as such due to flooding until further notice.

Wendell Crabtree witnessed Schoenian’s hole in one.

Police again search home of Hernandez

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — State police officers and dogs are searching the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez as they investigate the killing of a semi-pro football player whose body was found nearby.

Saturday’s search of Hernandez’s sprawling home in North Attleboro involved several officers, including one with a crowbar, and locksmiths.

Police have previously searched in and around the home as they try to figure out who killed Odin Lloyd, whose body was found about a mile from Hernandez’s home.

Lloyd’s family says the two men were friends and together the night he died. Authorities have ruled Lloyd’s death a homicide.

Driver dies in 24 Hours of Le Mans

PARIS (AP) — Danish driver Allan Simonsen died Saturday following a crash at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the first driver fatality at the high-speed endurance event since 1997.

Race organizers said the 34-year-old Simonsen was taken to the hospital after his Aston Martin No. 95 crashed about 10 minutes into the race.

There was second driver death on Saturday, in Germany. Two-time champion Wolf Silvester died because of “health problems” during the German VLN Endurance Racing Championship, race organizers said.

Safety marshalls said Silvester, 55, apparently lost control of his Opel Astra OPC, and when they approached the stopped car on the track they found him sitting motionless in the seat. The dpa news agency reported that Silvester had a heart attack.