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’Busco baseball splits Garrett

May 6, 2013

Churubusco’s Kody Poyser slides in safely to score against Garrett Saturday. Post & Mail photo / Mark Parker

CHURUBUSCO — Saturday’s baseball game between the host Churubusco Eagles and the Garrett Railroaders gave fans a preview of what appears to be on the road to becoming a Northeast Corner Conference match-up, as the Railroaders are on the verge of accepting an invitation to join Churubusco in the NECC.

Saturday’s game was the second half of a mixed double header as the Railroaders fell to New Haven by a 6-1 count in the opener.

The start of the Eagles’ and Railroaders’ game was delayed also as both teams waited for players who were completing the SATs.

When the game finally started, it turned out to be a seesaw affair until the Eagles were able to assert themselves in the final innings, taking a 10-7 win.

In the top of the first inning the Railroaders came out and with one out recorded three singles in a row, two of them coming in hit-and-run situations to push across two runs. A fine play on a throw to third, by second baseman T.J. Campbell went to Devin Peters, who tagged out a sliding Ian Belville. Peters was injured on the play and did not return to the game forcing the Eagles to make more adjustments in the field.

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