Baseball roundup: Gold, Silver lose twice

Baseball roundup: Gold, Silver lose twice

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The Bloomington-Normal Baseball Association Game Time Gym Gold dropped two narrow decisions, 6-5 to the Lakeside Cardinals and 5-3 to the Lombard Lightning, Saturday in Oak Brook.

The Gold scored one run in the top of the eighth to go ahead 5-4 against Lakeside, which rallied for two in the bottom of the inning for the win.

Tyler McNeely had two of the Gold's hits, while Ryan Juris, Luke Stewart and Mike Reu had one RBI each. Reliever Zach Watkins took the loss.

Reu and Paul Kabbes had one RBI and two hits each for the Gold (5-3) against Lombard. McNeely also knocked in a run.

Starter Christoper Newsome got the loss.

BNBA Silver loses twice

The Silver dropped a 1-0 decision to the Indiana Heat and an 11-6 game to the Ohio Eagles at the Heat Tournament in Shelbyville, Ind.

Aaron Walker pitched eight shutout innings for the Silver (11-4) before the Heat pushed across an unearned run in the ninth.

Zach Lauer had two Silver hits.

Josh Davis drove in three hits, and was joined with two hits by Brian West against the Eagles.

John Mersch took the pitching loss.

Lincoln trips Rantoul

Aaron Altman struck out five and allowed no earned runs over five innings before handing things off to Royce Duncan to preserve a 6-2 win for Lincoln over Rantoul.

Justin Mason and Paul Phillips both knocked in runs for Lincoln (4-2). Phillips had three hits.

Altman (1-2) got the win and Duncan the save. Rantoul fell to 4-7.

Clinton Legion wins pair

Keith England picked up victories in each game as the Clinton American Legion defeated Watseka 8-7 and Philo 14-2 in the Gibson City Tournament on Saturday.

John Inman and England had back-to-back solo home runs in the second inning to lead Clinton (3-2) in the opener. England added a double, Bo Kinder had two triples and Tyler Monkman had a triple and a double.

Kinder started and went four-plus innings, allowing six hits and two earned runs while striking out six. England relieved Kinder in the fifth and shut Watseka down on one hit while striking out three to pick up the victory.

Brian Evans had three hits, including a triple, and drove in three runs as Clinton defeated Philo in a game stopped after five innings with the 10-run rule.

Kinder, England and Jack Mikel added two hits apiece for Clinton with Kinder picking up four RBI.

England (2-0) went the distance on the mound, allowing five hits and one earned run with no walks and eight strikeouts.

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