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Punxsy I-Med dominates in Legion tourney opener

July 30, 2012

Relatives of the late Rich Kuntz, whom the field is named after, gathered on the field for the ceremonial first pitch before Punxsy's 11-0 win over Farmington. They are (from left) sister Mary Jane Buffington, grandchildren Johnny Buffinton with 2-year-old Ashton Buffinton in front, and Ruben Taylor. (Photo by Dan Long/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

PUNXSUTAWNEY - The Punxsy I-Medical came out with a bang in their dominating 11-0 victory over Farmington that ended after five innings last night at the Rich Kuntz Memorial Field.

Before the game, relatives of Rich Kuntz gathered on the field for the ceremonial first pitch. Mary Jane (Kuntz) Buffington, handed the ball to grandson Johnny Buffinton, along with two-year-old grandson Ashton Buffington, to toss the ceremonial first pitch to fellow grandson and I-Medical right fielder Ruben Taylor at home plate.

After the ceremony, Punxsy came out hot. It opened the game with a five run, seven hit inning that sent 10 players to the plate.

The first inning saw hits from Brysen Poulinellie, Dakota Thomas, Clayton Dale, Lance Pennington, Hunter Hickok, Shayne Little and Brandon Blose.

Punxsy pitchers Dakota Byers and Ethan Ambler combined to shutout the Farmington offense. Byers pitched three complete innings, allowing only one hit and two walks.

Ambler closed the contest, throwing the final two innings and also allowing only one hit, no walks and one strikeout.

Punxsy's closed the game the way it started it, with a strong offensive push. It had a 4 run, 4 hit inning that saw another hit from both Poulinellie and Dale and Taylor registered a hit.

I-Medical plays again today at 1 p.m. against West Penfield,

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