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Baseball: Summit takes region crown in 9 innings at Indy

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Baseball – Summit at Independence, Region 6-AAA Championship

Summit scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to end a lengthy Region 6-AAA championship at Independence Wednesday night in Thompson’s Station.

The Spartans avenged a District 11-AAA tournament loss to the Eagles and earned hosting rights in the Class AAA Sectional Round Friday with a 3-0 victory.

Summit will host Hendersonville for a chance to earn a state tournament berth. Indy will travel to Station Camp, which topped the Commandos 5-1 for the Region 5-AAA championship Wednesday.

The Spartans loaded the bases to open the ninth with back-to-back walks off Eagle relief pitcher Montana Dickerson. Dickerson entered after Chayton Gray tossed eight innings of two-hit, scoreless baseball that included 11 strikeouts.

Blake Money singled on the next at bat and Alex Runk followed with a hard grounder to shortstop to score the game’s first run in pinch-runner Drew Plummer.

A Summit fly-out followed, but Steven Smith was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded for a 2-0 lead. Cooper Hargrove entered at pitcher and Brody McGill batted into a fielder’s choice. Auston Kincaid earned a walk next as Runk crossed home plate for the 3-0 advantage. A ground out ended the top of the frame.

Slater Schield opened the bottom of the ninth with a single to center for the Eagles, but back-to-back strikeouts from pitcher Cole Hendrix and a groundout ended the contest.

Bricen Russell collected two of Summit’s four hits. Runk, Smith and Kincaid were all credited with RBIs.

Both Schield and Logan Molnar had a pair of hits for the Eagles.

Summit 3, Independence 0, Region 6-AAA Championship

SHS – 000 000 003 – 3 4 0

IHS – 000 000 000 – 0 5 0

WP – Cole Hendrix. LP – Montana Dickerson.

SHS – Chris McElvain 0-2, Blake Money 1-4, Alex Runk 1-4, Bricen Russell 2-4, Steven Smith 0-3, Brody McGill 0-4, Auston Kincaid 0-2, TreVon Hunter 0-1, Colton Jordan 0-4, Cole Hendrix 0-2.

IHS – Robert Hassell 1-2, Will Tobin 0-2, Ethan Small 0-4, William Burnette 0-4, Nick Wegman 0-2, Slater Schield 2-4, Chayton Gray 0-4, Logan Molnar 2-4, Montana Dickerson 0-1, Jackson Riedling 0-3.

RBIs – Runk, Kincaid, Smith. LOB – SHS 5; IHS 9.

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