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Local tournament team takes second
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McMinnville Civic Center got the honor of playing host to the 12-U district tournament and two local squads used the home-field advantage to claim two of the top three spots in the tournament.The 12-year-old Warren County All-Stars finished second, while the McMinnville Thumpers – an 11-year-old team – placed third. Both teams ultimately finished behind the Putnam County All-Stars, who went undefeated through the tournament to claim the championship trophy.Warren County found itself in the championship game Tuesday night at Dottie West Field after eliminating the Thumpers 10-5 in a contest Monday night. As both local teams faced off, Clay Eckenrod’s two-run triple in the third inning was part of a four-run frame that helped Warren County build an 8-1 lead early.Braden Bottoms tried to rally the Thumpers with a bases-loaded, two-run single in the bottom of the third.