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Flashback: P-O tops Spunky Big Valley 10/11s for District 5 crown

BELLEVILLE – in the battle for the District 5 10-11 all-star title, Big Valley looked to force a second and deciding game against an unbeaten Philipsburg-Osceola team that needed just one win to advance. Despite a scrappy effort by the Big Valley team, the Mounties were too much for the once-beaten Big Valley team, posting a 14-4 victory.
Philipsburg opened the inning playing one run.
After walking to lead off the game, lead off hitter Nick Cordriet, he later scored with the bases loaded and a walk to Tommy Stephens.
Leading by one going into the first, starting pitcher Parker Matson sent Big Valley’s side in order.
Matson helped his own cause when The visitors were back at it in the second, highlighted by a 2-RBI single by Matson.
He later scored on a Big Valley miscue, upping the lead to 4-0.
Big Valley cut the lead to three in the bottom of the inning as Luke Lyter led off the inning with a double.
Lyter scored on an RBI double by teammate Ryan Esh, sending the two teams into the third inning with PO leading 4-3.
In its biggest inning of the game, Philipsburg rallied four five runs, extending its lead to 8-1.
However, Big Valley caught another Rubin the bottom of the third. Gave Daubert smacked home Ian Hartzler, making it 8-2.
The “Blue and White” seemed determined to put the game away, posting three more runs in the fourth, upping it 11-2.
Tristan Doyle’s ground rule double sparked the Mounties in the inning.
After falling behind 14-4 in the final inning, Big Valley just couldn’t make the trek back as PO took the contest.
But both teams left all they had in the field and Big Valley finished as DIstrict 5 runner ups while Philipsburg took the crown this year.

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