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LL: Appanoose County best Johnston American in shootout, 11-8

Fans were treated to a high-scoring affair Tuesday as Appanoose County outscored Johnston American 11-8 in six innings.

The teams combined for 24 hits, including eight extra base hits.

Appanoose County starter Merrick Mathews struggled, allowing five in five innings, but the bullpen gave up three runs and the offense banged out 13 to pick up the slack and secure the win for Appanoose County.

Mason B reached base four times. He scored three runs and had one RBI. He singled in the first and sixth innings.

Cole Moss racked up two RBIs on one hit for Johnston American. He homered in the fourth inning.

Appanoose County never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring one run on a fielder’s choice.

Appanoose County increased its lead with two runs in the third. A solo home run by Cannon Riggall ignited the offense. That was followed up by Keaton Casteel’s double, plating Myles Clawson.

After pushing across two runs in the bottom of the fourth, Johnston American faced just a 4-2 deficit. A two-run home run by Cole Moss fueled Johnston American’s comeback. Carter Borwick to end the Johnston American threat.

Appanoose County added seven more runs in the top of the sixth. Korey Shondel kicked things off with a double, scoring Mason. That was followed up by Trent McCann’s double, scoring Cannon and Korey.

Six runs in the bottom of the sixth helped Johnston American close its deficit to 11-8. An RBI double by Josh Chapman, a walk by Jeremy Sly, an RBI single by Jacob Wolver, a groundout by Conner Canny, and a two-run single by Tanner Kenin triggered Johnston American’s comeback. Finally, Otis Williams got Joe Jansen to strike out to end the game.

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