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Paducah Chiefs Clinches Lead In Eighth Inning To Defeat Franklin Duelers


Umpires: James Purnell and Preston Childers
Attendance: 332

Paducah Chiefs stole the lead late and defeated Franklin Duelers 7-6 on Sunday. The game was tied at six with Paducah Chiefs batting in the bottom of the eighth when John Michael Russ singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

Franklin Duelers scored four runs in the third inning, but Paducah Chiefs still managed to pull out the victory. The offensive firepower by Franklin Duelers was led by James Marcinkowski, Orlando Arevalo, and Trejen Birdwell, all knocking in runs in the inning.

Paducah Chiefs knotted the game up at six in the bottom of the seventh inning. Branon Pope's wild pitch allowed one run to score for Paducah Chiefs.

After Franklin Duelers scored two runs in the top of the sixth, Paducah Chiefs answered with two of their own. Franklin Duelers scored when Birdwell doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs. Paducah Chiefs then answered when Pierce Mitchum singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.

Brady Austin got the win for Paducah Chiefs. He lasted three innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out five. Noah Farmer and Mitch Turner entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Pope took the loss for Franklin Duelers. He went one and one-third innings, allowing one run on three hits, striking out one and walking zero.

Trevor Beards started the game for Franklin Duelers. He lasted five innings, allowing eight hits and three runs while striking out two Eli Campbell started the game for Paducah Chiefs. He lasted two and a third innings, allowing three hits and four runs while striking out one.

Paducah Chiefs tallied 13 hits in the game. Mitchum, Lofton Pigg, Russ, and Carson Shacklett each managed multiple hits for Paducah Chiefs. Mitchum went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead Paducah Chiefs in hits.

Franklin Duelers totaled seven hits. Arevalo and Marcinkowski all had multiple hits for Franklin Duelers. Franklin Duelers stole six bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Ethan Shelton led the way with two.

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