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August 2, 2007

Kokomo Post 6 hosts regional

Berth at state on the line

The Kokomo Post 6 baseball team rolled through the competition in winning the American Legion Muncie Sectional. The Sixers went 4-0 in the tournament and outscored their opponents 51-15.

Now, the Sixers return home for a regional tournament and the competition looks considerably tougher.

Kokomo (25-8) faces Bristol Post 143 (21-11) in the opener at 5 p.m. today at CFD Investments Stadium in Highland Park. Lafayette Post 11 (25-13) will meet St. Leon Post 464 in the nightcap at approximately 7:30 p.m. The double-elimination tourney will continue Saturday and Sunday and the survivor will advance to the state finals next week in Madison.

Bristol is located in northern Elkhart County and St. Leon is making the trek up from Dearborn County in the southeastern part of the state.

“There are three outstanding teams from all over the state coming into Kokomo. It’s going to be a challenge for the Post 6 players and it should be a really tough and well-played regional,” Kokomo manager Don Spall said.

The Sixers are clicking on all cylinders. They have won eight straight games and 17 of their last 19.

“We’re on a roll,” Spall said. “In the sectional, we had a .326 team batting average and six different people hit home runs. Our pitching was really good too. The four starters were able to go deep into their games and we didn’t have to exhaust our bullpen. We played really well.”

Kokomo is averaging 8.4 runs and 10 hits per game. Craig Dollens (.390), Andrew Quinnette (.385), Tyler Fisher (.361) and Ross Love (.359) lead the attack. They have combined for 15 home runs. Quinnette has driven in 29 runs, Dollens follows with 27 RBI and Fisher and Love each has driven in 26 runs.

Jordan Kucholick will start on the mound against Bristol. He owns a 3-1 record and a 2.00 ERA. Kyle Dillon (3-0, 2.03 ERA) will start the Sixers’ second game and Love (4-3, 2.46) and Nick Sale (4-2, 3.03) round out the starting rotation. Cameron Cunningham (5-0, two saves, 1.02 ERA) anchors a rock-solid bullpen.

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