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First National deposits win
Will Sweeton earned a victory Thursday by pitching two innings in First National Banks 11-8 win over Rotary Club. - photo by Jeff Simmons
One half of the tournament finals in the 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth league was determined Thursday night at Edley Newman Field.First National Bank kept rolling along by defeating Rotary Club 11-8 to advance to the tournament finals this Tuesday.FNB will have to await the winner between Rotary Club and Cherokee Manufacturing, which avoided elimination in the tournament by defeating Sun Drop 8-7 on a game-winning hit by John Martin.In Thursday’s first game, FNB used a six-run fourth inning to pull away from Rotary Club. Will Sweeton, Glen Llewellyn, A.D. Majors and Chase Hillis each had RBI hits to help FNB take a 10-4 lead.First National led 11-6 going into the final inning, but Rotary Club had one last run in them. A two-run single by Noah Kuykendall drew Rotary Club within three.