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Standings tight in boys machine-pitch league
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With most teams in the boys 7-8 machine-pitch league just passing the midway point of their schedules, the league standings are just starting to take shape.Three teams took steps to improving their spots in the standings Tuesday, while three other teams tasted defeat at Hoover and Millraney Field.Hoover and Son Insurance kicked off action Tuesday with an 11-3 win over O’Reilly. Scott’s Toilets followed by beating Randall Walker Farms 9-5 and Southern Standard rounded out action by downing Fully Loaded 7-1.Hoover and Son Insurance took over fourth place with its latest win, which improved the team’s record to 3-2. True Craven and William Gillispie sparked the team with inside-the-park home runs in the second inning, when Hoover and Son Insurance look a lead it would never relinquish.Dykori Moore started the third inning with an inside-the-park home run for Hoover and Son Insurance before Kaizer Hillis capped the inning with a two-run double.When time expired in the bottom of the fourth inning, Gillispie, Dylan Bacchi, Arick Murphy, Noah Murphy, Kyler Johnson and Craven all had hits to put their team up by eight.Dayton Jernigan added two hits for Hoover and Son Insurance in the victory.