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July 3, 2014

Sabers dominate on Senior Night

Bussey — On a cold and cloudy Senior Night, the Twin Cedars Sabers baseball team continued its winning ways with a 15-0 victory over Cardinal, Eldon in four innings. 

The seniors and their parents were recognized in a pregame ceremony. This was originally scheduled for a prior game that was rained out. 

Parents were introduced, as well as each senior player's favorite memory from Twin Cedars. The players were also given green balloons, which were later released in honor of teammate and classmate, the late Derek Springer. Springer was killed in a car accident last year. 

When the game began, the Sabers did not waste any time getting on the board. Coy Moore kicked off the eight-run first inning with a walk and eventually scored on a passed ball. Garret Pettyjohn reached on an error and was brought home by an Otis Roby single. 

Corey Harrell was hit by a pitch, and the next two batters, Hunter Embray and Brent Parker, each collected singles. A sacrifice fly by Drew Carlson brought the score to 5-0. Collin Still and Trace Embray each collected RBI's to end the first with an eight-run lead. 

The Sabers put another run on the board in the bottom of the second, when Parker scored on a wild pitch. Embray scored two more in the bottom of the third with a double to left. Another Saber run came across on a wild pitch.

In the fourth, Moore, Pettyjohn and Springer each crossed the plate before the mercy rule kicked in and the Sabers walked away with a 15-0 victory. 

As a team, the Sabers finished with 10 hits and seven stolen bases. Two of the hits were for extra bases. 

Roby was on the mound. He struck out eight of the 15 batters he faced. Roby gave up two walks and one hit. 

The Sabers travel to Murray tonight (Thursday, July 3). They host Pleasantville and Ottumwa Monday and Tuesday nights, respectively, before traveling to Davis County on Wednesday. 

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