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Lunachicks take second
Marcy Pope sprints to second for an out during the Diamond Classics game in the 7-8-year-old coach pitch league in Morrison. Monday night concluded the regular season. Tournament play is scheduled to last through Friday, July 22. - photo by Jeff Simmons
The Warren County Lunachicks, a 12-and-under all-star team, finished second place in the Cal Ripken state tournament held in Bellevue last weekend.The Lunachicks won two games to make it to the finals, which was a best-of-3 series against Marshall County. Marshall County won 9-8 in a closely contested first game, then claimed the state title with a 10-5 victory in the second game.In a three-team round robin, Warren County began its tournament action with a game against Bellevue. The Lunachicks won, setting up a title preview with a game against Marshall County.Marshall County defeated Warren County in the round robin and went on to defeat Bellevue as well to earn the top seed for the tournament.The Lunachicks were once against pitted against Bellevue in a play-in game for the best-of-3 series which awaited the winner.Warren County eliminated the host team to advance to the final series.Following a short intermission, the Lunachicks found themselves in a tussle with Marshall County.The game went into the bottom of the sixth tied at eight, but Marshall County was able to come up with the game-winning hit to prevent extra innings and, most importantly, take a 1-0 series lead.The Lunachicks tried to bounce back with win to force a third game, but the offense for Marshall County was too much to overcome.With the second-place finish, Warren County qualified for the Southeast Regional July 21-23, which will also be held in Marshall County.The Lunachicks will make their way to Tullahoma this weekend for a tournament featuring teams from all across the Midstate.Warren County swept by Marshall CountyThe 8-and-under and 10-and-under Warren County girls All-Star teams went to Marshall County over the weekend for a best-of-3 series to determine the state champions.Marshall County won both series, as the 8-and-under team was defeated 2-0 in their series.