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Competition thrives in Morrison T-ball league
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Bo Creedmore, left, of Family Care Clinic reaches third base safely just a step before Oaklen Hutchison of Cole Taylor Logging in T-ball action in Morrison on Monday night.

It was a showdown on the T-ball field Monday night in Morrison between two unbeaten teams.

T-ball matters in the Morrison League. Score is kept and the games count. Rivalries are starting to emerge.

Cole Taylor Logging had to battle from behind on its last bat to squeeze past Family Care Clinic in a 17-13 thriller.

It looked like Family Care Clinic was in position to improve its record to 4-0 on the season with speedy Gannon Powers playing the pitcher position and recording outs all over the field. Family Care Clinic was up 6-3 after one inning.

But Cole Taylor Logging has a defensive specialist of its own in Oaklen Hutchison, who can chase down base runners like a cheetah. Oaklen helped Cole Taylor Logging improve to 5-0 with a hard-fought win in the older T-ball league.

In beginner T-ball action, the skill level was much more remedial and the attention was on the infield sand as much as the game. No score is kept in this younger T-ball league, but that didn’t stop Kindred Blessings Boutique from squaring off against Parkhurst Floor Care in the opening game Monday night.

Olivia Duncan of Kindred Blessings Boutique produced a big hit, then sat down on top of second base to play in the sand. She scooped up sand with both hands in celebratory fashion immediately after she crossed home plate to score a big run.

For Parkhurst Floor Care, Parker Mullins displayed great concentration as he focused on hitting the ball. That concentration paid off as he would round the bases and score a run before Evan Alexander could tag him on defense.

Princeton Smith showed she might take after her daddy, former Pioneer basketball star Kenny Smith, when it comes to athletics. Princeton rounded the bases with speed and had a big smile when she crossed the plate.