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West Union captures ‘B’ title

Sportmanship was on display on July 6 after the “B” league championship game as the two combatants, West Union and Manchester, posed together for this group photo.

By virtue of their 15-6 win over Manchester on July 6, the West Union “B” baseball team capped off an undefeated 2015 season. Pictured here: Front row, from left, Alex Pollard, Ryan Rothwell, Dylan Grooms, Conner Campbell, Ethan Saunders, and Cameron Campbell; Middle row, from left, Josh Tumbleson, Clayton Madden, Bowan Tomlin, Mizael Gapi, Brandon Blevins, Brycen Staten, and Zane Kingsolver; Back row, from left , Coaches Jeff Tumbleson, Austin Kingsolver and Kevin Staten.

The meeting was in Peebles on July 6 but the combatants were from Manchester and West Union as the “B” league Greyhounds and Dragons got together to battle in the 2015 “B” tournament championship game. For the Dragons and head coach Austin Kingsolver it was an opportunity to complete an undefeated and at times dominant campaign as West Union stood at 9-0 overall as the championship game began.

July 6 turned out to be coronation night for Kingsolver and the Dragons as West Union used a five-run fourth inning to break open a close game and then rolled to a 15-6 victory, cementing their perfect season at 10-0 and claiming league and tournament crowns.

The “B” title game was not a thing of beauty from the pitcher’s mound as the two teams combined for 23 walks but it was the West Union offense, as they had done all season, taking the most advantage and putting double digit runs on the scoreboard.

The Hounds struck first with a run in the bottom of the first, but West Union countered to take the lead with two in the top of the second. Three more in the third for the Dragons increased their margin to 5-1 and the Hounds got one in the bottom of the third to keep it close, but in the top half of the fourth, the eventual champions dropped a five-spot to take a commanding 10-2 advantage.

From there, the Greyhounds picked up three in the bottom of the fourth and the Dragons added five more to their total and when the final out was recorded in the bottom of the sixth, the young men from West Union could celebrate their achievement of a perfect season.

A quartet of West Union pitchers completed the six innings in the win, Josh Tumbleson, Brycen Staten, Brandon Blevins, and Dylan Grooms. Tumbleson recorded the win, while Manchester’s Caleb Henschen took the loss.

WEST UNION 023 532 —15

MANCHESTER 101 301 —6

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