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July 21, 2013

Muckdogs go 2-0 in Saturday tourney games

PCLL Finishes 1-2-3 in Little League State AAA Tournament

KREBS — A loss away from elimination, the Muckdogs' offense exploded, putting up two run-rule wins against the Thunder and the Mudhens — two fellow Pittsburg County Little League teams — Saturday at the Little League State AAA Tournament at Deerinwater Field in Krebs. The Muckdogs beat the Thunder in the semifinals, 12-2, and the Mudhens in the first championship game, 20-9, forcing a final championship game Sunday afternoon.

The Thunder played even with the Muckdogs through three innings, never leading nor falling behind by more than a run. But after the Thunder failed to score in the top of the fourth and trailed the Muckdogs 3-2, the Muckdogs sent 12 to the plate in the bottom half, plating nine runs and forcing the run-rule to win.

After seeing their lead fall from 10 runs to just two in the bottom of the fourth, a short offensive inning from the Muckdogs might’ve led to their defeat. Undaunted by their opponents’ offensive outburst, the Muckdogs batted 15 in the top of the fifth, regaining and even expanding on their sizable lead in a game they had to win to stay in the tournament.

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