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July 27, 2013

Sixers outlast Highland

Post 6 now one win away from regional finals.

PLYMOUTH — For the Kokomo Post 6 American Legion senior baseball team, the fifth time was the charm.

Having played — and lost to — Highland Post 180 four times during the regular season, the Sixers finally exacted some revenge by topping Post 180 5-4 in Friday’s Plymouth Post 27 Regional opening round.

“Obviously this feels great,” Post 6 skipper Don Andrews said. “They’re a very good ball team and we are, too. When you play a team of that caliber you have to beat them at some point. I hate that it took five times to do it, but this was the perfect time to do it. You have to come ready to play every day and we did. Our kids were focused and knew this team wasn’t that much better than them. They came out and proved it [Friday] night.”

Kokomo scored its runs early to stake starter Conner Milligan to a 5-0 lead.

The Sixers (18-14) went up 2-0 in the top of the first on Logan Barnes’ two-run home run to left-center. Jesse Broomfield led off the game with a single and moved up a bag on Eli Grimes’ sacrifice before Barnes went yard.

Post 6 pushed across three more runs in the second. Drew Bellus led off with a single and was erased on Tyler Goudy’s fielder’s choice. Jake McMain followed with a single before Broomfield’s infield single loaded the bases. Grimes followed with a walk to plate Goudy. Barnes’ sac fly scored McMain, and Milligan helped his own cause with a single to plate Broomfield and put the Sixers up 5-0.

“Putting five runs on the board in the first two innings was nice to see,” Andrews said. “I thought we’d score more. We had 13 hits but stranded 10, including seven in scoring position. We were getting on base and moving guys around, we just didn’t get those timely hits. That’s part of baseball.”

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