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9-10 Year Old Local All-Stars

"Gray Team"

Head Coach:  Ken Gurr

Assistant Coaches:  Scott Strunk, Mike Stewart

2009 9-10 Local "Gray Team" Roster:  Seth Bacon, Dustin Cecil, Cameron Covany, Trevor Gurr, Jack Karem, Jack Kilibarda, Tre Mills, Luke Niebrugge, Kolton Orrender, Sean Stargel, Tyler Stewart, Caleb Strunk

District 2 Tournament - POOL PLAY at Peggy Baker Park - South Oldham "Gray", South Oldham "Green", North Oldham, St. Matthews, Valley Sports

Saturday, 6/27/09    South Oldham "Gray" 3, South Oldham "Green" 2   The Green and the Gray battled to a near draw as five pitchers for the two teams combined to strike out 17 batters, while giving up 11 combined hits and only six walks over 6 innings.  Seth Bacon (Gray) befuddled the Green batters over the first three innings, striking out four and allowing just three baserunners during that period.  The Gray squad, meanwhile, was struggling to score against Green starter Zach Whiteman and reliever Evan Reinert, but managed two runs in the second on back-to-back-to-back hits by Cameron Covany, Jack Karem, and Sean Stargel.  They added a third run in the third to take a 3-0 lead.  But Reinert and Shaun Montgomery - the Green's third pitcher - combined for a shutout the rest of the way, and the Green team battled back with two in the fourth.  Zach Whiteman walked and later scored on a passed ball.  Josh Karlen had the game's only extra base hit, a double, and also later scored on a passed ball.  But with no outs and Nathan Huston on third, Seth Bacon battled back by striking out the next three batters to end the threat, and the Green team went down 1-2-3 in both the fifth and sixth innings.  Seth Bacon earned the win for the Gray squad, and Trevor Gurr got the save, pitching 1 2/3 scoreless innings to finish the game.

Sunday, 6/28/09    St. Matthews 15, South Oldham 13 - St. Matthews rallied from a 5-0 deficit in the third to tie the game and the two teams traded leads, eventually heading into the sixth inning tied at 13.  But St. Matthews got two in the final inning to get the win.

Monday, 6/29/09    South Oldham 15, North Oldham 6 - South Oldham broke open a close game late to win going away. 

Tuesday, 6/30/09    South Oldham 16, Valley Sports 1 (4 innings) - Combined with North Oldham's 26-4 win over St. Matthews, the victory cliniched the number 1 seed in pool play for SOLL Gray as they hold the tiebreaker advantage over SOLL Green by virtue of Gray's 3-2 win in head-to-head competition.

Friday, 7/3/09    #1 Seed South Oldham Gray 17,  #4 Seed St. Matthews 4 - Caleb Strunk pitched the Gray team to an easy win that avenged the Gray team's only previous loss in the tournament. 

Saturday, 7/4/09    Championship - South Oldham Gray 13, South Oldham Green 9

The two South Oldham teams came into the championship game sporting identical 4-1 records; the Gray team with the #1 seed by virtue of their previous 3-2 win over the Green.  Both teams blasted 12 hits in the affair, but an uncharacteristic spate of errors by the Green squad allowed the Gray to jump out to leads of 5-0 and 11-3 after the first and second innings.  From there, the Green team slowly chipped into the margin in a steady rain, but the Gray team held on to win by four in six innings.  Tyler Stewart sealed the victory for the Gray team in the top of the sixth when, with two runners on and two outs, Alex Betson of the Green blooped what seemed to be a certain RBI single between the shortstop and second baseman.  Tyler moved to his left and made an off-balance, running, one-handed catch that preserved the win.  For the Gray team, Seth Bacon and Trevor Gurr handled the pitching chores with Trevor getting the win.  Greyson Warfield started for the Green and Evan Reinert pitched in relief.  The bottom half of the Grey team carried the victors; the final four batters had seven of the Gray's 12 hits.  Caleb Strunk was 2 for 2 (single, double) with two walks in four plate appearances; Sean Stargell was 2 for 2 with two walks; Dustin Cecil was two for two (single, double) and reached twice on fielder's choices, and Kolton Orrender bunted for a single.  Tyler Stewart was 2 for 4 for the winners.  The Green squad was led by Josh Karlen, who was 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs and Greyson Warfield, who was 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs.  Evan Reinert was 2 for 4.