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Collins River wins T-ball championship
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When it comes to the girls T-ball league at McMinnville Civic Center, nobody was better than Collins River BBQ.The team completed an undefeated run Monday night at Jim Mansfield Field with a 19-9 victory over C&B Construction in the tournament championship game. It was the third straight victory – all by run rule – by Collins River BBQ in the league tournament.Collins River BBQ advanced to the championship game following wins over Jones Nursery and C&B Construction in the earlier rounds. Collins River BBQ beat Jones Nursery 19-7 and C&B Construction 26-7 to find its way into the finals.C&B Construction had to battle out of the loser’s bracket to make the championship game, which it did when the team toppled Jones Nursery 24-20.With the final stage set Monday night, Collins River BBQ had no interest in playing more than four innings – like it had in its previous two wins.C&B Construction took a 4-0 lead in the top of the first as Olivia Eckel, Elizabeth Lescarini, Amber Hobbs and Elizabeth Bryant each got hits and came around to score.