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September 11, 2013

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In the regular season, Sanburn was 1-3 in 14 appearances. He tossed 26 innings in all, sporting a 1.38 ERA and 1.00 WHIP (walks and hits per innings pitched). The former Kokomo Wildkat allowed just four earned runs on 17 hits and nine walks while fanning 20. Eight of his final 10 appearances, all two-inning outings, were scoreless.

Sprinkle claims crown in state horseshoes

The Kokomo Horeshoe Club hosted a state tournament over the weekend at Highland Park, with 10 Kokomo club pitchers taking part. Ninety-six pitchers in all competed in the event.

Ted Sprinkle was the host club’s lone champion. Sprinkle took top honors in the Championship Elders class, winning all seven games and pitching 78 percent ringer.

Mary Miller (5-2) took second in Class I, while Jerry Sallee (6-1) took second in Class A Elder.

Local players contribute to softball team

MADISON, Wis. — Local players Ron Banush, Dave Spargo and Greg Sumpter helped CPI of Oswego, N.Y., win a title in a 40-and-older men’s fastpitch softball national tournament over the weekend.

The squad went 2-1-1 in pool play Friday and Saturday, then went 3-0 in the knockout portion of the tournament. Banush was part of the team’s pitching staff. Spargo manned second base. Sumpter contributed as a utility player, seeing time at catcher and in the outfield.

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