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LLSB looks to rebound after rocky start at states

July 10, 2012

STATE COLLEGE — With the level of competition elevated, and the tournament down to the final eight teams in the state for the Punxsy Little League softball All-Stars, the squad knew it would have to minimize errors and play at its best to earn a win against a tough West Point squad Tuesday afternoon in the tournament's opening game. Unfortunately for Punxsy, though, four errors helped West Point score six runs over two separate innings, and Punxsy fell 9-2 in the opening round.

I-Medical within one win of Indiana Co. title

July 10, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Tuesday evening in Punxsutawney, top-seeded I-Medical hosted the Indiana Black Sox in the first game of the best-of-three finals for the Indiana County Youth League, and the home team earned yet another come-from-behind victory — downing the Sox 7-6 — to open up a 1-0 series lead and set up the potential series-winning game tonight in Indiana.

The Sox made things interesting with a five-run fifth, giving them a late lead, but the Punxsy squad showed no signs of quitting, tying it in the bottom of the fifth and going ahead in the sixth.

Miners down Bigler at home, travel with hopes of closing series today

July 10, 2012

ROSSITER — The Rossiter Miners followed a seven-run second-inning surge to a 9-5 victory Tuesday night in Rossiter to open up a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-three opening round of the Federation League playoffs.

With the win, Rossiter hopes to advance to the second round, where it would meet the Brookville Grays, with a victory over Bigler on its own field today. If Bigler wins this evening, it will force a third game, winner-take-all, Thursday in Rossiter.

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