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Elkins cruises past Wisconsin

Harlan pitches Elkins past Wisconsin in 11-4 victory

July 28, 2012
By Andrew Davis Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

CONNORSVILLE, Ind. -The Elkins 14-year-old babe ruth All-Star team defeated Wisconsin 11-4 Friday in Ohio Valley Babe Ruth Regional Tournament action at the Connorsville Babe Ruth Complex.

Elkins was scheduled to play its second game of the day against Northern Indiana at 3 p.m. on Friday but the game was moved back until 10 p.m. due to rain.

Cole Harlan notched the win for Elkins in five innings of work.

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Elkins’ Cole Harlan delivers a pitch in 14-year-old Babe Ruth Regional action Friday in Connorsville, Ind. Elkins won the contest, 11-4

Harlan gave up six hits and struck out three on the mound.

Caleb Riggleman pitched two innings of relief for Elkins.

"Cole and Caleb really pitched well for us today," Elkins coach Chris Broughton said. "We've had good pitching so far throughout the tournament, so hopefully we can continue our great pitching."

Joseph Severino and Jordan Schumacher had two hits and two RBIs each to lead Elkins at the plate.

Kole Hopwood also had two hits for Elkins.

"Joseph and Jordan really stepped up big and gave us some big hits, which drove in some runs," Broughton said.

"We hit the ball really well today. Everyone in our lineup is making contact and that's what we need."

Ryan Hoffman, P.J. Lanham and Daniel Crawford had one hit each in the win.

The winner of each pool moves on to the single-elimination tournament that begins today with the championship round slated for Sunday. The title game will be held on Sunday night.

"It was a great team effort today," Broughton said. "We still need to take it one game at a time and see what happens. The kids are staying very focused and I'm proud of the whole team.

"Wisconsin was a very good team and they hit the ball well. I was happy with how we played defensively."



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