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Little River Shocks Elkhart with Four Run Seventh

Brock Kappelmann - May 26, 2022 4:02 pm

Elkhart’s trip to the 2-1A state baseball tournament was short lived in 2022.  Little River scored four runs in the top of the seventh to shock the #4 seed Elkhart Wildcats 7-5 Thursday afternoon at the Great Bend Sports Complex.  Elkhart scored three in the first and one in the fourth for a 4-0 lead.  Little River scored two in the fifth but the Wildcats answered with one in the bottom of the fifth to lead 5-2.  Little River crept closer with one in the sixth and shocked EHS with four runs in the seventh.  Little River out-hit Elkhart 11-9 and had three errors compared to one Elkhart error.  Cesar Gomez was 3-3 with a double and two runs.  Austin Rich was 3-4.  Julian Duran drove home two runs.  Kage Ralstin pitched 2 and 1/3 scoreless with five strikeouts.  Elkhart’s relief pitching allowed seven runs and 10 hits.  Elkhart finishes 19-5 and has made state six of the past nine seasons.


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