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SS Central falls in title game

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By DON WALLACE
News-Telegram Sports Editor
It was too much Prosper power.
The Prosper Green Eagles flew high, hitting three homers fueling a 13-5 win over Sulphur Springs Central in the 8U AA Coach Pitch Dixie State baseball tournament championship game Thursday.
Prosper went through the event undefeated and took the state title for the second consecutive year.
Both Prosper and Sulphur Springs will compete in the Dixie World Series July 17-22 in Minden, La.
Prosper 13,
Sulphur Springs
Central 5
The Eagles flexed their muscles early and never looked back as they took a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
The first score was a two-run homer off the bat of Adam Sheriff, his sixth home run of the tournament.
Nathan Love followed with a round-tripper over the left field fence. It was Love’s 11th long ball of the tournament.
Sulphur Springs Central did scratch across a run in the bottom of the second. Two runners reached on errors with with Ryan Hammons knocking in the run.
In the top of the third Prosper continued to dial long distance with leadoff hitter Camden Reynolds belting a home run to left field.
Prosper built the lead to 8-2 through the fifth inning. During a rally by the Eagles, Sulphur Springs shortstop Kaden Argenbright was injured trying to make a catch. Argenbright reportedly suffered a broken arm and had to leave the game.
Prosper went up 13-3 heading into bottom of the sixth.
Bryce McQueen doubled and later scored. Connor Burgin and Ryan Hammons knocked in runs. But Prosper won by the 13-5 final.
Sulphur Springs
Central 5,
Idabel, Okla. 4
It took nine innings under the sizzling Texas sun to determine the winner in this exciting semi-final game.
Connor Burgin hit a two-out line shot off the left fielder’s glove to plate Austin Dodd and give Sulphur Springs Central a 5-4 lead.
In the bottom of the ninth, Idabel singled but had the lead runner erased on a fielder’s choice at second base. The next hitter reached on an error.
Sulphur Springs got the following batter on a fly ball and the final hitter struck out to end the long game.   
The Wildcats had a short celebrations as they slapped high fives and hugged each other, but many opted to rest in the dugout and get out of the heat.
Sulphur Springs built an early 4-0 lead with two singles, a double and an error leading to uprising.
Idabel scored twice in the second and added two more runs to tie the game at 4-all and forced extra frame. Sulphur Springs won 5-4 to advance to the finals.
 

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