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Dodgers dominant
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The Hall’s Backhoe Dodgers continued their dominant season in boys 11-12-year-old senior league by downing the Gary Steele Karate Phillies 16-0 Tuesday night at Dottie West Field.The Dodgers, who are a league-best 9-1, used an eight-run first inning to diminish any chance the Phillies could pull off the upset.Grant Hitchcock started the rally and put the final touches on it as well. Hitchcock began the first with a walk, then stole two bases before scoring on a Cole Estes triple.Hitchcock would bring the Dodger fans to their feet when he capped off the inning with an inside-the-park grand slam to give his team an 8-0 lead.After Estes struck out the side in the bottom of first, the Dodgers bats lit up the scoreboard with five more runs. Estes was right in the middle of the action, as he blasted a two-run double to spark the big inning.By the time Estes racked up three more strikeouts, the Dodgers were leading 13-0 after two innings.Estes and Jamey Jennings had back-to-back triples in the third as the Dodgers built the lead to 16.Estes retired the Dodgers in order in the bottom of the third to pick up the victory and move his team to within one win of cliniching the regular season title.Estes finished the game 3-for-3 with five RBIs and totaled seven strikeouts on the mound.