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Girls 7-8 machine-pitch tourney
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After waiting out the rain last week, the girls 7-8 machine-pitch league got its double-elimination tournament started Monday at Pete Holt Field with a pair of games.First National Bank began play with an 8-5 win over Big Mo’s and Warren Family Practice followed with a 5-4 victory over Triple H.First National Bank got the benefit of a replay to defeat Big Mo’s. Last Thursday, the two teams began the tournament and finished three innings with Big Mo’s leading 8-4, but rained forced the game to be stopped.League officials ruled the game had to be replayed from the start and First National Bank took advantage of the ruling. First National Bank scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back.Grace Sparkman gave Big Mo’s a 1-0 lead in the top of the first with an inside-the-park home run, but First National Bank answered back quickly.Marli McBride and Halle Smith started the bottom of the first with back-to-back singles before Mea Starkey knotted the game at one with an RBI single.