Rallies on the Storm: Babe Ruth Season-Sweeps Lisbon
(Jake McNeal/Times-Record) Cole McGough pitched six complete innings for seven unearned runs, 10 hits, two walks and six strikeouts as Valley City trailed 1-0 after a District inning on Monday but kicked into gear for a six-inning 17-7 win. Valley City trailed 5-0 in the non-District first before scoring seven runs in the third for a rain-wary three-inning 8-7 walk-off win.
Lisbon came out swinging and led 1-0 after a District inning Monday at Charlie Brown Field, but Valley City responded to finish a 17-7 win in the sixth on 18 total hits.
Down 7-1 midway through the non-District third and facing wind and rain from the northwest, Valley City tacked on seven runs in the home half for walk-off, three-inning 8-7 win.
â€śOur bats came alive for us today, and especially piling on hits from consecutive batters helped out,â€ť Babe Ruth head coach Lance Lukes said. â€śOur middle five are really swinging some good sticks.â€ť
Valley City completed the four-game season sweep with Mondayâ€™s triumphs, having vanquished Lisbon 12-9 and 6-3 on the road on June 12. Babe Ruthâ€™s juniors took fifth place from Lisbon in uncanny fashion at June 20-21â€™s Enderlin Tournament with seven runs in the fourth for an 8-7 escape.
Read this story in Tuesday's Times-Record.
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