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Sikeston advances to semis

Friday, August 22, 2008

Sikeston's Tanner Murphy, seen here during the Midwest Plains Regional, had two hits and was the winning pitcher in Sikeston's 11-9 win over Ohio Valley on Thursday evening. Sikeston plays in the semifinals today at 5:30 p.m.
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. -- Sikeston, Missouri of the Midwest Plains exploded for 11 runs in the first inning and knocked out Ohio Valley, 11-9 in a quarterfinal game at the 13-Year-Old Babe Ruth World Series in Jamestown, N.Y. on Thursday evening.

Sikeston advances to the semifinals and where they will face Bryant, Arkansas of the Southwest Region at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

In the first inning, the Midwest Plains sent 16 batters to the plate, scoring 11 runs on eight hits. However, this would be all the runs that the team would get for the rest of the game.

Chris Maze entered the game for Ohio Valley and shut down the Midwest Plains attack for the rest of the game. Maze pitched 5.2 innings of relief, giving up no runs and only one hit while striking out five.

Vic Kuchmaner crushed a two-run homer to center field in the top of the seventh as Ohio Valley mounted a comeback, scoring four runs in the inning.

Andrew Harper, Brandon Goodwin and Tanner Murphy each had two hits for the winners. Harper contributed three RBI. Murphy earned the win on the mound, pitching five innings.

The Ron Tellefsen Player's of the Game were Murphy and Maze.