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Sox Top Kings for 11th Straight Victory

One big inning was all it took for the BlueSox to pick up enough runs to earn a 6-4 victory over Champion City at the KAP on Sunday night and extend their winning streak to 11 straight games.

The BlueSox sent ten batters to the plate in the third inning. Taylor Schmidt singled with one out and stole second base. Zac LaNeve reached base on an error and Mick Fennell singled in Schmidt and Ryan Hanahan knocked in LaNeve with a sacrifice fly on an 0-2 pitch.

But even with two outs, Butler continued the rally with a Cody Herald single and Stuart Levy walk. Ryan Uhl drove in two runs with a single and Collin Massanelli doubled in two more to put Butler up 6-0.

The Kings slowly worked their way back into the game with two runs in the fifth, another in the seventh, and another in the ninth.

But the BlueSox' pitchers kept the Kings at bay for most of the night. Brett Sullivan allowed ten hits, but struck out four and only walked one, limiting the damage to just three runs over 6.2 innings. Tanner Schumacher was perfect for 1.1 innings, and Austin Ross picked up the save in the ninth.

Even with a West Virginia win, the BlueSox maintained their three game division lead. They will play Lorain on Monday and Tuesday at the KAP. Both games start at 6:35pm.

Game Day: vs Champ City

By any measure, the BlueSox (18-5) are hot. They will try to extend their franchise-best 10-game win streak to eleven, when they take on Champion City (7-17) on Sunday evening.

Jerin Steele will have the call of the game below. Once the game has begun you can also find pitch-by-pitch updates on Pointstreak.

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On Deck

Monday, July 28

vs Lorain ♦ 6:35pm

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In the Hole

July 29 vs Lorain 6:35

July 31 at Chillicothe at 7:05

August 1 at Lorain 7:05

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