By: Mike DeWitt
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After staying dormant in a tournament open loss to West, District 9’s offense came alive against Southwest, producing five runs in the first three innings to coast to a 5-1 victory. Bruce Buurstra went 3-3 at the plate with an RBI.
Pitching stayed a strength for District 9 as Bennett Norry allowed only two hits and no earned runs while striking out four batters during his 4 2/3 innings of work. Bruce Buurstra and Mark Primus finished out the rest of the game with an inning each. Southwest only managed one run due to an error.
District 9 scored one run on a groundout by Brendan Oosse in the first inning. Two more runners were brought home in the second when a sacrifice fly by Jarod Nickel brought home Buurstra. In the third, Buurstra singled to bring home Isaiah House to start the inning.
With the win, District 9 moves on in the double-elimination tournament to play South Carolina on Friday night at 7:30pm.