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SB: Dragons open with victory

April 9, 2014
By Andrew Smith of New Palestine High School

New Palestine scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to open the 2014 season with an 8-7 victory over Southport.

The Dragons jumped out to an early 6-0 lead with three-run innings in the first and third, but Southport rallied with a four-run fifth to cut the lead to 6-5, and a two-run sixth to tie the game.

Adie Lorsung drove in three runs, and Abby O'Connor had three of the Dragons' 12 hits.

Kaylin McMurray and Elisha Barker split the pitching duties, with McMurray throwing 5 1/3 innings and Baker the remainder of the game. Each struck out three.

The Dragons return to the diamond today against Whiteland. First pitch is 5:30 p.m.

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