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July 5, 2014

Speakers squeeze out a victory

PARIS — When it came down to it on Friday, the Danville Post 210 Speakers just followed up on what they practiced.

A squeeze bunt by Mark Strebin gave the Speakers a 5-4 win over Shelby County in the first day of the Paris Tournament.

“We consider ourselves a small ball team and that is something that we always practice on,” Post 210 coach Allan Sheppard said. “I was just happy it worked out because this was a great game.”

Austin Calhoun had two RBIs for the Speakers while Austin West had the tying RBI with a sacrifice fly.

Austin Millholland picked up the win for Post 210, who will face Rockville today at 9:30 a.m.

PROSPECT LEAGUE BASEBALL

Butler 7, Danville 6

BUTLER, Pa. — After losing in the ninth inning against Hannibal on Thursday, the Danville Dans went to the 11th against the Butler Blue Sox on Friday but the result was the same with a 7-6 loss for their fifth straight defeat.

The Dans started the scoring in the third with a RBI double by Ronnie Jebavy and a two-RBI single by Austin Bryant for a 3-0 lead.

Butler would fight back with three runs in the bottom of the inning and take a 4-3 lead in the fourth, but Danville tied things up in the sixth on a RBI double by Cody Gardner and took the lead again on a RBI single by Tyler Selesky in the seventh for a 5-4 lead.

The Blue Sox tied things up in the eighth and the game went to the 10th inning, where Gabe Acevedo gave the Dans a 6-5 lead with a home run.

Butler would tie things up again in the bottom of the 10th and won the game on a walk-off single by Ryan Uhl.

Cam Wysocki took the loss for the Dans, while Bryant had two RBIs and Jebavy, Selesky, Dylan Alexander and Acevedo each had one RBI.

The Dans are 19-16 and 0-5 in the second half and will stay in Butler today for a game starting at 5:35 p.m.

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