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Young athletes compete in Little League action despite rain, mosquitoes
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Little League Action was interrupted in May by testing in the (school/state), and some actual rain, which put a gap in the flow of games and play.

In girl’s softball, Jr. League Division, back to back games on May 19 and 20 were played between the Karnes City Lady Badgers vs. Runge Elite. Monday night’s action KC took home a 15-3 win. Tuesday ‘s game the Runge team stepped up with a vengeance, opening with a salvo of base hits and 4 runs, but KC’s ace pitcher, Terra, buckled down and retired the Elite with a strong pitching effort. KC went on to win this game 16-7, even though hard fought by the Runge ladies. In the top of the second inning an injury put a damper on the game when KC second baseman Hannah Rhodes injured her leg on a play at home plate. A tough kid, she was helped off the field and replaced by #15, Serenity.

May 22, the Kenedy Minor girls lost to Karnes City in a thriller, 13-10.

June 3, the Falls City Beaverettes beat the Yorktown Lady Cats, and, Falls City Major League girls played their last game vs Poth, winning it with the aid of M. Hons’ 2 homeruns and Kaitlyn Dziuk’s strong pitching.

June 5 the Runge Elite came to town to play Kenedy Maroon, losing this one, 14-3.

A make-up game scheduled Saturday, June 7, was cancelled between Kenedy Maroon and Runge Elite Jr. girls division. Game time was 3 p.m.

To boys’ baseball, June 3, a 6 p.m. game of “coach pitch” baseball included the Kenedy Gray vs. Kenedy Maroon. No runs are counted in this division but the action is just as lively.

In the nightcap at 8 p.m., the Runge Orioles played the Kenedy Black team in the Minor League Division, losing by a margin of 11-3. The Orioles put up the first three runs with a threat for more with the bases loaded, but Maroon pitcher Robert, #10, settled down and retired the side. After a lull in the bottom of the first, the Kenedy Maroon batters blasted some hits plus aggressive base running to go ahead 7-3 into the top of the third. Runge Orioles salvoed with some great hitting but the Maroon team played stellar defense and blocked Runge from scoring. Kenedy Maroon took home the victory, 11-3, in four innings despite a mosquito invasion on the field.

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