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Punxsy I-Med outscores Warren by 11 runs

July 31, 2012

Punxsy pitcher Dakotah Byers delivers a pitch during Punxsy's impressive 13-2, five-inning romp over Warren Tuesday evening in Punxsutawney. Byers also impressed at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a walk and a double and scoring three runs for the tournament's host. (Photo by Tracy Smith of The Punxsutawney Spirit)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In need of a win to push itself into contention for a spot in the Youth Legion state playoffs, Punxsy's I-Medical got just that with a convincing offensive barrage, putting up 13 runs over just five innings to earn a 13-2 victory over Warren after a long rain delay Tuesday evening in Punxsutawney.

I-Medical was the visiting team, and it wasted no time putting Warren in a hole, scoring four runs on six hits and batting around its lineup.

Back-to-back singles by Dakota Thomas and Clayton Dale got things rolling with one out, and Ruben Taylor and Dakotah Byers followed with consecutive two-base knocks to open things up.

Lance Pennington made it five straight Punxsy runners to reach safely with a single, and Shane Little rounded out the team's six-hit total with a single of his own.

Byers took to the mound and after a leadoff single by John White gave Warren some hope, another single by Casey Vincent plated White.

One run was all Warren would tally, though, and Punxsy led 4-1.

Punxsy tallied one more run in the second on a double by Taylor, and after Byers forced Warren to leave the bases loaded, I-Medical put up a three-spot in the third to open up an 8-1 lead.

The third-inning display was started with a single by Pennington, and highlighted by a single by Bryson Paulinellie and a double by Thomas, who was retired trying to stretch it into three bases.

Warren went three-up, three-down in the third with the help of a 6-4-3 double play by I-Medical's Paulinellie and Thomas, and Punxsy kept its hitting ways up with a four-run fourth.

A Paulinellie double, singles by Byers and Little and walks to Taylor, Pennington and Hunter Hickok all assisted in the big inning, during which the tournament's host batted around for the second time.

Warren stranded three runners again in the home half of the fourth, and I-Medical added one last insurance run in the top of the fifth to push its lead to 13-1.

Byers doubled with two outs to put himself in scoring position, and Pennington plated him with an RBI single.

Casey Vincent led off the bottom of the fifth with a single, and he later scored on a double by Derrick Reagle to narrow the deficit to 11, but that was the last run Warren would score, and Punxsy advanced to fight another day.

Tournament action will continue at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field today with games scheduled throughout the day.

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