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Farm Bureau ensures win
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An action-packed Thursday night in the 9-10 boys junior league at Sam Martin Field has highlighted by big wins for Farm Bureau and Jim’s Locksmith.Farm Bureau began play Thursday with a 12-2 win over Homeland Bank, while Jim’s Locksmith ended the three-game slate by defeating Homeland 17-6.An eight-run fifth inning by Farm Bureau helped enact the run rule in the first game of junior-league play.Brennan Keaton ignited the rally with a two-run, inside-the-park home run and Gage Walker ended the game with a walk-off double that scored three runs and put Farm Bureau up 10 in the bottom of the fifth.Brady McCormick was the beneficiary of the offensive explosion as he earned the win on the mound. McCormick pitched four innings before giving way to Keaton in the fifth, who nailed down the save.Walker led Farm Bureau with three hits. Ben Rivers, Tony Curtis and Lane Blackwell added two hits apiece.