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State Farm may be a good neighbor, but the senior-league baseball team wasn’t nice to its opponents Thursday night at Dottie West Field.State Farm defeated Turner’s Auto Salvage 8-7, then walloped Dream Builders 10-1 to take over the top spot in senior league.Stellar pitching and home-run hitting were key in both victories for State Farm.Brooks Helton pitched four solid innings and Crockett Walker hit his fourth home run of the season as State Farm won the opening game at Dottie West Field over Turner’s Auto Salvage.Helton had nine strikeouts in four innings as State Farm built an early lead. Walker’s three-run home run in the third helped State Farm lead 8-3 going into the final inning, but Turner’s Auto Salvage made it interesting.Singles by Kailan McGill, Trayton Rackley, Hunter Adams and Sincere Phomphanh and a two-run triple by Chase Thompson made it a one-run game, but Blaine Elkins was able to earn the save by stranding Thompson, the tying run, at third with three straight outs.Helton and Walker finished with three hits apiece for State Farm, while Noah Fann added two hits. Elkins, Tyler Steele, Mason Vaughn and Dalton Hillis chipped in one hit each.Adams had three hits for Turner’s, while McGill and Rackley finished with two hits apiece.

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