By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
The third time was definitely a charm for manager Donald Greer and his Dodgers. Their 12-7 win over the Angels on Monday allowed them to clinch their third straight league championship.
It wasnt easy against a young but talented Angels squad. Greer applauded his opponent for the way they played.
This was a much closer game than the final score indicated, said Greer. Its always a good game anytime we play the Angels. Brad (Reece) is a good coach and you can tell it by the way his kids play. But Im proud of our team for what theyve accomplished this season. This has been a great group of kids to coach.
The Dodgers took a 2-0 lead in the first inning only to fall behind 3-2 on an inside-the-park home run by Nathaniel Ashenback in the second. They came back to tally two in the bottom half and never did trail again in the game.
It was a five-run fifth inning that allowed them to break open a tight-fisted contest.
Timothy Grindstaff struck out 10 batters in five innings of work to earn the win. Petie Pavusek tossed the final frame with two Ks.
Payton Pavusek banged out three hits and scored twice to lead the winners. Isaac Roark added a pair of hits.
Grindstaff, Petie Pavusek, Ethan Icenhour, Dalton Holt and Daniel Linares had one hit each and scored. Ezra Howard walked and was hit by a pitch twice in his three at-bats. Jacob Barns walked twice and scored.
Dylan Simcox recorded two hits and scored three times to pace the Angels. Asa Lewis, Graham Reece, Connor Simcox, Mason Bragg and Ashenback mustered one apiece.
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