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Sulphur Springs team third in state

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The 11U Sulphur Springs Bombers recently took third in the Dixie State Baseball Tournament held last week at Lear Park in Longview.

The Sulphur Springs squad opened the tournament with a 9-3 loss to the team from Center.

Sulphur Springs was lead at the plate by Tanner Ramirez, Brody Blackmon, and Alfredo Orozco scoring runs. Nolen White, Orozco, Kaden Moore, and Hunter Pudge Powers pitched in the game with White taking the loss.

The loss moved Sulphur Springs to the loser side of the bracket for the remainder of the tournament.

Sulphur Springs faced Spring Hill at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday and pulled out an 8-5 victory. Key hits for the Bombers were provided by Ryan Ferguson, Kaden Moore, and Tanner Ramirez with triples in the fourth inning. Along with Powers, Dylan Reed, Brody Blackmon, Mason Virgel, and Orozco with run scoring singles as Sulphur Springs plated seven runs in the inning.

The Sulphur Springs boys were lead on the mound by Moore, White, and Powers pitching two innings each with White getting the win and Powers the save.

Next up for the team was their arch rivals, the Paris Nationals. The Bombers lived up to their reputation pounding out 22 hits and 19 runs in an extra inning win, 19-17, every member of the team had at least one hit and scored for the local team.

Sulphur Springs had key defensive plays in the late innings by Dylan Reed, Mason Virgel, Cole Cooper, and Brody Blackmon, with Logan Merrell securing the last out to end the three and half hour marathon. Powers, Orozco, Moore, and White pitched with White going into the final three innings for the win.

Sulphur Springs faced the host team of the tournament, Longview, with Dylan Reed taking the mound for the Bombers. Reed frustrated the Longview hitters all day Tuesday, pitching a six-inning shutout, 10-0.

Reed did a fine job keeping Longview baffled with nine strikeouts, only four hits and one walk.

Ryan Ferguson, catching the shutout, and Tanner Ramirez, at third with several chances early in the game, turned in fine defense.

The Bombers were at it again on offense as they struck for 16 hits and 10 runs in this game. Hunter Pudge Powers led the attack on this day going 3-3, and Ferguson hit another triple off the 250-foot fence.

Cole Cooper and Ramirez each had inside-the-park home runs with Cooper also adding a triple.

The team from Mount Pleasant was the next challenger for the Bombers with Mount Pleasant taking the win, 7-3 and eliminating the Bombers from the tournament. This allowed the local team to finish third in the state tournament.

Ramirez, White, and Ferguson led Sulphur Springs on offense, and Powers with runs, scoring doubles in the first inning.




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