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July 2, 2014

Speakers smash Charleston in 6 innings

TILTON — The Danville Post 210 Speakers were playing with a short roster on Tuesday, but Charleston Post 93 may not have noticed.

The Speakers had 10 hits as they defeated Charleston 12-2 in six innings.

“We were short some players, but the guys stepped up,” Post 201 coach Allan Sheppard said. “Trevor Price pitched for the first time in two years and he was great in five innings.”

Price got the win for the Speakers, while Austin Calhoun was the star on the mound with a home run and five RBIs. Austin West had three RBIs and Mark Strebin added one RBI.

The Speakers are 12-7 and will take on Shelby County on Friday in the first game of the Paris Tournament at 1:15 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Carter signs with NAIA School

DANVILLE — The journey of D’Lando Carter after graduating from Danville High School has went from Iowa to Kankakee and back to Danville and now it will go to Kentucky.

Carter signed a letter of intent to spend the last two years of his college career with the University of the Cumberlands, an NAIA school in Williamsburg, Ky.

“They are a power house, they went to the NAIA tournament last season,” Carter said. “They also stress academics and that was also very important.”

Carter went to Southeastern Iowa for a semester after graduating from DHS and spent a year and a half with Kankakee Community College before coming back to DACC this past season. He averaged 14.5 points per game in 24 games.

“I didn’t get a hold of things until I went back home,” Carter said. “It was great to come back and play in front of a home crowd.”

As Carter goes from Danville to Williamsburg, he is confident that he will do well at his new school.

“It will be a change, but I should get used to it quickly,” Carter said. “They have a up-tempo offense that we tried to do at DACC and I feel that this will be my last college stop and I think the last two years will be great.”

The University of Cumberlands went 20-12 last season and went to the second round of the NAIA Division I Tournament.

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