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The BNBA 17 Gold picked up a 5-3 over the Kentucky Baseball Club on Wednesday in the 103-team Pastime National Championships in Indianapolis.

Aaron Armstrong went all seven innings in his outing for the Gold to earn the win and move to 4-2 this summer. He struck out nine while allowing three earned runs on five hits with a walk.

Bloomington High School's Deion Thompson collected three hits, including a double, and an RBI for the Gold. Charlie Cerney, also of BHS, smacked three hits, also including a double, and two RBIs. Cody Rogers and Genia Fuss added two hits each.

Snipes fall in MCL action: Midwest Collegiate League leaders, the DuPage Hounds, downed the Lexington Snipes 4-0 despite a strong performance from Snipes pitcher Kyle Weller.

Weller (2-2) went seven innings, allowing three runs, two earned, with nine strikeouts and two walks. Jeff Cardenas added two hits for the Snipes, who fell to 19-15 on the year and 18-13 in league play. DuPage kept its strangle hold atop the league standings by improving to 23-9.

SOFTBALL

Lady Hearts fall to Team Mexico: The Bloomington Lady Hearts suffered a close 2-0 defeat at the hands of Team Mexico in the Canada open in Vancouver, B.C.

Sarah Finck (0-2) was tagged with the loss. Hannah Gardener picked up two hits for the Hearts (17-8), who will face Team Japan on Thursday.

TRACK

Area track trio honored: The Dyestat Illinois website has bestowed track athlete of the year honors upon three Pantagraph area athletes: Tremont's Amelia Glueck, University High's J.D. LaFayette and Eureka's Brett Charlton Jr.

An Illinois Wesleyan recruit who led Tremont to second in the state team standings, Glueck was named the overall female athlete of the year in Class 1A as well as the honoree for 1A girls sprints. She was state champion in the long jump and 100-meter dash.

LaFayette, an Illinois State recruit, was tabbed the Class 2A distance runner of the year after winning the state 800 title.

Charlton was chosen the Class 1A sprinter of the year after going unbeaten against 1A opposition in the 100 enroute to the state title. He also anchored state-winning 400 and 800 relays to help Eureka place second as a team.

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