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|Local Sports Roundup -- 4/7/10
|Wet playing conditions resulted in the postponement or cancellation of most of Tuesday's local and high school sporting events.
Abingdon's high school baseball and softball teams were the exception.
High School Baseball
Abingdon scored seven runs in the sixth inning after trailing Brimfield-Elmwood 12-6 to take a 13-12 lead. The Indians responded with two runs in the bottom half of the sixth and came out on top in a wild game against Abingdon 14-13. Abingdon had just five hits but got help from four errors by B-E. The Indians also left eight men on base. Brad Siedel led the Commandos a home run and three runs batted in. Seth Johnson added two RBIs. Brimfield-Elmwood had had at least six players with two hits or more in the game, including two home runs. Abingdon falls to 5-7 overall with the loss. Brimfield-Elmwood improved to 9-4.
High School Softball
Abingdon beat Lewistown 4-0 behind a stellar pitching performance by sophomore Beep Jones. Jones struck out 16 Indians hitters, walked none and gave up just one hit to earn the victory. She also had two of the Commandos' six hits at the plate.
High School Sports News
Three United High School seniors will continue to be track and field participants at the collegiate level.
School officials say Scott Duncan, Jacklyn Barnhouse and Blake Callihan will sign letters of intent on Thursday. Duncan is committing to Monmouth College, Barnhouse to Quincy University and Callihan to St. Ambrose University.
The signings will be held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at United High School.