Glo-Valve beats LVFDA 19-16

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The Glo-Valve Service Dodgers overwhelmed the Lefors Volunteer Fire Department Association 19-6 in a game called after two innings because of the time limit Tuesday in Pampa Optimist 11-12 Cal Ripken League play.

Nate Haynes was the winning pitcher giving up five earned runs and two hits. Tyler Howard and Aiden Furgerson pitched for Lefors.

Glo-Valve roared off with 13 runs in the first inning featuring hits by Carter McLaughlin, Kale Doss, Haynes, Evan Orand and Gage Turner. Walks were issued to Doss, Haynes, Orand, Turner, Trip Clark, Tristan Shackelford and Hagen Hudson. Aiden Hammond was hit by a pitch.

Lefors answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning starting with a walk to Grace Baker, a single by Furgerson, and walks to Trace Coombes, Jayden Elrod and Bradlee Lavrenz. Baker and Furgerson tallied on wild pitches. Coombes came in on an error.

In the top of the second, Glo-Valve scored six times. Hammond walked, Shackelford was hit by a pitch, Hudson and Robert Kreyling drew walks forcing in Hammond. Doss stroked a RBI single. Haynes walked forcing in another run. A pair of errors after an infield fly rule out allowed all runners to score. Turner and McLaughlin produced singles but were left on base.

Joe Johnan started a two-out rally for Lefors in the bottom of the second with a single. Baker was hit by a pitch. Furgerson, Howard, Coombes and Elrod walked forcing in Johnan, Baker and Furgerson to end the scoring.

Doss was the leading hitter for Glo-Valve going two for two with three runs scored and one RBI. Turner was also two for two with two runs and one RBI. McLaughlin went two for two scoring one time and knocking in a run. Furgerson and Johnan had the hits for Lefors.

Haynes threw to Hammond at short who relayed to Turner at third to catch a Lefors runner who strayed too far off second for an outstanding defensive play for Glo-Valve. Clark hustled back to the screen and tossed to Haynes covering home for a caught stealing for another top defensive play for Glo-Valve.

Glo-Valve improved to 7-1, first place in league action. The Flogistix Red Sox and the Rotary Club Phillies tied at 7-7 Wednesday leaving Flogistix at 4-2-1 and Rotary at 4-2-2.

The Pampa Optimist Youth Club is a Pampa United Way agency.

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