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June 9, 2014

Sports briefs for Monday, June 9

Post 6 baseball team wins season opener

The Kokomo Post 6 senior baseball team kicked off its season with an 8-3 victory over Crawfordsville Post 72 on Sunday at CFD Investments Stadium in Highland Park.

Austin Weaver earned the win in the seven-inning game. He worked 51/3 innings in relief and allowed three runs on eight hits. He struck out five and walked two. Starting pitcher Nathan Kirk had to exit the game after developing a blister on his throwing hand.

Justin Blevens and Isaac Turner sparked the Sixers’ 10-hit attack. Blevens had two doubles and a single and Turner had a double and two singles. S.A. Dunn chipped in a two-run double.

“We played very well,” Kokomo skipper Don Andrews said. “Crawfordsville is good this year. We pitched well, our defense played well and we hit the ball well. We played all three phases well. I expect that the rest of the year. This is a very good team.”

Next up for Kokomo is a nine-inning game against Plymouth at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at CFD Investments Stadium.

Rookie league tourney reaches Sweet 16

The Howard County Rookie League (8-and-under) baseball tournament continued Sunday with second-round games.

The tourney is now down to the Sweet 16 round. Check the scoreboard on B2 for a look at scores from Sunday and a schedule of today’s games.

Nadal beats Djokovic for another French title

PARIS (AP) — Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt, the toughest task in tennis. Indeed, must be among the greatest challenges in all of sports.

The pressure he applies, from set to set, game to game, point to point, shot to shot. That bullwhip of a high-bouncing, topspin lefty forehand. Those quick-reflex returns that help him break an opponent’s serve — and his will.

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