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Clifton Park overcomes four-run deficit to beat Jasper, 7-6, in 14YO Babe Ruth World Series

By Ken Schott
Sunday, August 18, 2013

Clifton Park scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and two more in the sixth to overcome a 5-1 deficit and take a 7-6 victory over Jasper (Ind.) in the 14-year-old Babe Ruth World Series on Sunday in Moses Lake, Wash.

Clifton Park improves to 2-0.

Matt Straney's RBI single ignited the rally in the fifth to make score 5-2. Nikolas Malachowski's RBI double made it 5-3. Ben Anderson cut the lead to 5-4 with an RBI single. Kevin Huerter tied it with an RBI single.

In the sixth, Mike Spulnick was hit by a pitch with one out. Mike Jeffers doubled him home, and he scored on Straney's RBI single.

Jasper scored a run in the seventh.

John Cady pitched three innings of one-hit relief to earn the win. He struck out three and didn't walk a batter.

Anderson, Huerter, Jeffers, Spulnick and Straney paced Clifton Park's 14-hit attack with two hits apiece.

Clifton Park is off Monday. It returns to action Tuesday when it faces Moses Lake at 11 p.m.

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