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ROANOKE - A pair of fourth inning runs held up for Eureka in a 2-0 win over Roanoke-Benson/Lowpoint-Washburn on Thursday.

Four Eureka (7-2) pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout. Brady Krile got the win in relief, while Aaron Schwab recorded the final four outs for the save.

"It just worked out perfectly. We knew we would be keeping everybody under 45 (pitches) since we’re figuring on not playing Friday or Monday," Hornets' coach Dane Wear said.

With the bat, Krile picked up two hits and scored the second run.

RBLW (3-6) left the bases loaded in the sixth and two on in the seventh. They struck out nine times, five of which were looking. The hosts also went one of nine with runners in scoring position and made seven other outs via fly ball.

“I’m probably more frustrated with the strikeouts looking,” Rockets’ coach Wade Hunter said. “You cannot take strikeouts looking with runners on base. Nobody’s jamming hitters inside. There’s no reason to take a pitch on the outer third. When you look down the bench, you do not have anybody to bring in.”

Daniel Kennell dropped to 0-3 with the loss on the mound.

See article on April 12 Woodford County Journal newsstands

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