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Post 14 edges Carrington at Phil Brown Classic

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Jamestown Post 14 coach Sam Joseph visits with Kohl Kratz on the mound Saturday during Legion play against Carrington at Jack Brown Stadium. John M. Steiner / The Sun

Kohl Kratz scored the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning at Jack Brown Stadium, helping Jamestown Post 14 edge Carrington 5-4 at the annual Phil Brown Classic on Saturday, July 13.

The tournament resumed today (Sunday) with Jamestown playing Aberdeen at 11 a.m. Carrington is set to face Aberdeen at 1 p.m., with a rematch between Jamestown and Carrington scheduled to follow at 3.

Kratz's lead-off single in extras Saturday came off the first pitch tossed by Carrington starter Kyle Leapaldt in the frame. Leapaldt did all he could to help win the contest, throwing 7 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts and no walks, while also accounting for three of Carrington's four hits offensively.

Kratz swiped second with Jamestown's Isaac Mimong at the plate and later moved 90 feet away to third when Mimong grounded out to short. Kratz touched home on Carrington's fourth defensive error of the afternoon, this one charged to Leapaldt on a ball put into play by Post 14's Connor Hoyt.

Hoyt, who picked up the victory on the mound, walked the lead-off man in the bottom of the eighth but was able to set down Carrington 1-2-3 thereafter. Hoyt pitched the final three innings, taking over for starter Kratz, and allowed no runs on two hits, a walk and three strikeouts.

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Kratz gave up just two hits through five, but seven walks issued kept Post 25 on the bases throughout the afternoon. Carrington led 2-1 after one inning and 4-3 through six, before a Tommy Falk RBI single tied the game for Post 14 at 4-4 in the top of the seventh.

Jamestown's Chris Erickson produced a double and a pair of RBIs. Falk finished 2-for-4.

Jamestown 5, Carrington 4

J 111 000 11 -- 5 9 1

C 200 200 00 -- 4 4 4

Kyle Leapaldt, Payton Smith (8) and Ethan Buskness. Kohl Kratz, Connor Hoyt (6) and Tommy Falk. W--Hoyt. L--Leapaldt.

Post 14 highlights: Kratz 5 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 SO, 7 BB, 2-3, R; Hoyt 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 SO, 1 BB, 1-2, 2 RBI; Dawson Douty 1-3, 3B, R; Chris Erickson 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, R; Tommy Falk 2-4, RBI; Ethan McKenney 1-3, 2B; Jeremy Williams 1-3.

Post 25 highlights: Leapaldt 7.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 7 SO, 0 BB, 3-4, 2B, RBI, R; Larson 1-3, R.

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Savaloja is the sports lead writer for The Jamestown Sun.
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