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Purdy wins conference baseball crown 11-3

Thursday, May 5, 2011

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Out or safe. Purdy's Kevin Miller attempts to steal home during the Eagles 11-3 victory over Wheaton on Wednesday. Although Miller was called out, he still had a good day at the plate, collecting three hits in four tries. [Photo by Stacy Stevenson]
For the fifth time in six years, the Purdy Eagles baseball team has won the Ozark 7 Conference title. On Wednesday, the Eagles clinched the crown with an 11-3 victory over Wheaton.

"The boys got off the bus focused and ready to play," said Purdy Head Coach Joshua Hughes. "We hit the ball hard early in the game and were able to score. That gave us a shot of confedience."

The Eagles scored three runs in the first and third innings and led 9-1 after four innings of play.

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Giving Mr. Rawlings a free ride. Landon Terry belts a double during the Eagles' victory over Wheaton on Wednesday. Purdy has won five of the last six Ozark 7 Conference baseball titles. [Photo by Stacy Stevenson]
Reily Veith scattered six hits over six innings of work on the mound. He allowed two earned runs and struck out seven.

"Reily found the strike zone and really pitched well," said Hughes. "All season long when we needed a big game on the hill, he has stepped up and performed well."

Devon Bennett was two for three at the plate with two runs scored. Veith went two for four with two runs scored. Cody Hall finished two for four with two runs scored and two RBI. Kevin Miller went three for four with an RBI.

"The boys saw the ball well at the plate," said Hughes. "I was very proud of the team. Everyone pitched in for this conference title."

Purdy will host East Newton on Friday. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.



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