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Jones & Co. completes perfect season
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Jones & Company has been a juggernaut in the Centertown coach-pitch league all season. Nothing changed in the championship game.

Jones & Company completed a perfect season with a 21-3 victory over Holder Realty to conclude the league tournament.

Case Simmons delivered the final crushing blow, capping a 3-for-3 night with a three-run, inside-the-park home run to enact the mercy rule in the third inning. 

It was the only way the team was going to stop scoring.

Five players for Jones & Company finished with three hits apiece. Brittlee Nisbett, Hillary Smith, Kaylee Turner and Connor Cantrell joined Simmons in the hit parade, when the team took control with seven runs in the first inning and never looked back.

Essance Soto and Fino Soto added two hits to the total as they both singled and scored in the first and second innings. Jaccori Scales also had two hits, while Dazzni Reece and Hudson Winfree added one hit apiece.

Mylie Markin and Brayden Greene made their impact defensively, helping hold Holder Realty scoreless after the first inning.

The runners-up entered the game after winning an eight-inning thriller the night before. The magic looked to still be with the team at the opening, but Jones & Company responded quickly.

Brooke Turner, Willow Durant and Shelby Miller all had hits and scored in the first inning as Holder Realty took a 3-0 lead. 

After Jones and Company responded with seven runs, Holder Realty was shut down in the second inning on a liner back to the middle. Cantrell was able to snag a hot shot, then fire to first to turn a double play.

Holder Realty only had one more hit the rest of the way – a third-inning, two-out double from Turner.

Centertown will honor its top individual and team performers with a banquet Saturday, July 21.