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Van Horn gets fifth straight shutout to remain untouched in Dixie Boys action

From Special Reports

Five starts and five almost flawless performances has Pete Van Horn and the Dixie Boys Cardinals riding high as the top team in the standings.

Van Horn continued his streak of shutout starts against a powerful Mets team Tuesday with a 4-0 win for the Cards.

The ace pitcher had a perfect game going until the sixth when he gave up his only walk and a no-hitter until the seventh when he gave up his only hit of the night to the Mets’ Kyle Golden. He also sat down 17 Mets batters with strikeouts.

Manley Davis helped wipe out any harm the one hit could cause as he made a good glove save at third and whipped it to second for the final out of the game.

While Van Horn was burning them from the mound, Daniel Hussey was scorching the Mets from the plate with a 3-for-3 showing. Hussey was a double short of hitting for the cycle with a homer, a triple and a single on the night.

Matt Johnson had two hits for the Cardinals while Van Horn and Josh Rogers both notched a hit apiece.

PONYTAIL LEAGUE

Rumblers 10, Jammers 0

(forfeit)

The Rumblers came out on top in a 10-0 game shortened for lack of players for the Jammers.

With only nine present one Jammers player got sick and the game was called after only 2 and a half innings.

Heather West, pitching for the Rumblers had a great outing striking out eight in three Jammers at bats and gave up only one walk.

West also had two hits including a three-RBI double and Blair Wise hit a 2-RBI single for the Rumblers. Whitney Johnson and Jordan Barnette both had singles for the Jammers.

DIXIE ANGELS

Bay Bears 19, Aquasox 7

The Bay Bears kept pace at the top of the league Tuesday with a 19-7 win over the Aquasox.

Jill Jennings got the win for the Bay Bears with Julie Money leading the way at the plate. Money notched a single and a triple and batted in five RBI’s on the day.

Raeann Boswell and Rebecca McKenzie both had two singles, Jennings had a double with four RBI’s and Kris Messick, Beth Collins, Stephanie Senn and Ebony Grimes all had singles.

Jazmine Seymore and Debbie Griffin led the Aquasox with a pair of singles apiece while Brittany Irving, Meagan Ellis, Kelsey Mauldon, Kristen Carlisle, Hayden Goodson and Kasey all had a single.