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LaCoMo East third at state tournament

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

CONCORDIA -- The LaCoMo East All-Star won its first game in the Little League Minor League State Tournament at Concordia, but dropped the next two outings to finish third.

The 10-and-under girls' squad -- consisting of players from Marshall, Malta Bend, Sweet Springs and Concordia -- opened the meet Friday with a 16-3 victory over Perryville.

Most of the damage was done in the bottom of the first inning, a nine-run explosion which included a two-run double by Hannah Marshall, Lauren Eagle's run-scoring double and RBI singles from Abbie Marshall and Averi Eckhoff -- who began the rally with a lead-off single.

Nine walks, four with the bases loaded, and Eagle's two-run single led to seven runs in the second.

Hannah Marshall didn't allow a hit during her two innings of work in the circle, Perryville picking up three runs off a reliever during the last two frames.

LaCoMo was beaten in Saturday's semifinal by Columbia, 17-8, although took an early lead with a five-run second inning -- Lynda Bennett delivering the big blow with a bases-loaded triple. Eagle followed with a tripe and a walk to Bennett with the sacks packed extended East's advantage to 5-1.

Columbia tied the contest with four runs in the bottom of the second and added six more runs in the third before LaCoMo scored twice -- Bennett delivering an RBI double -- in the fourth and Chelsea Dillon added triple to plate a run in the fifth.

However, Columbia scored three runs during its final two at-bats to pull away.

On Sunday, Webb City eliminated East by an 11-1 margin. After falling behind 3-0 during the first two stanzas, LaCoMo drew three walks in the third to plate a run on Dillon's steal of home. However, it didn't get a hit during the game and Webb City answered the lone run against it with a five-run third -- tacking on three more tallies in the fourth.

Webb City defeated Joplin on Monday, 2-0, for the state title. LaCoMo East finished its post-season run with a 4-2 record.

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Congrats to the girls! What about the LaCoMo boys? They played the same time....How about some coverage on them???

-- Posted by buzymomof1 on Tue, Jul 24, 2012, at 11:33 AM
Response by Chris Allen/Sports editor:
If they send me information like the girls' team did, I'll be glad to include it.

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