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July 14, 2014

Sports briefs for Monday, July 14

Sixers sweep Sullivan, improve to 19-3

The Kokomo Post 6 senior team swept Sullivan Post 139 in an American Legion baseball doubleheader on Sunday at CFD Investments Stadium in Highland Park. The Sixers took a 9-8 win in the first game and a 10-6 win in the second game. The teams played seven-inning games.

“I thought we played well,” Kokomo manager Don Andrews said. “Our pitchers weren’t as sharp as they normally are, but we were able to overcome it. We had 22 hits over the two games and in the field, we committed just one error and we had three outfield assists.”

In the opener, Isaac Turner, Logan Macaluso and Keagan Downey combined to drive in seven runs to lead the Sixers. Turner cracked a double and a single, Macaluso rapped two singles and Downey had a double. Also for the Sixers, Tyler Goudy had two singles and Austin Weaver had a double.

Nathan Kirk earned the win with 2 1/3 innings of relief. He allowed two earned runs and three hits. He struck out three and walked one.

In the second game, Evan Warden cracked two doubles and drove in two runs and Turner and Austin Edwards each had a single and two RBI. Downey added a solo home run and a single.

Macaluso started and pitched four innings for the win. He allowed one earned run and three hits. He struck out four and walked four.

Kokomo (19-3) hosts Lafayette Post 11 in a nine-inning game at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

14-U Saints win title in Carmel tournament

CARMEL — The 14-U Kokomo CFD Saints baseball squad went a perfect 6-0 in winning the Carmel Cup over the weekend. The 10-team event featured teams from Carmel, Zionsville, Fishers, Brownsburg and Indianapolis. The Saints feature players from Western, Kokomo, Taylor and Cass.

The Saints went 3-0 in pool play to earn the No. 1 seed. They beat the Indy Jets 12-2 in the quarterfinal round, edged Zionsville 4-3 in the semifinals and beat the Fishers Tigers 6-0 in the final. Cooper O’Neal pitched a shutout in the seven-inning final.

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