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South Central moves to 10 wins by wining at Benton Tournament

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By Andrew Harner

South Central picked up its 10th win of the season by defeating East Central, 7-5, to win the Benton RBI Tournament on Saturday.

Heath Hoffmann clobbered a grand slam during a five-run sixth inning that sealed the Cougars' victory, and

Shawn Meyer tossed one-hit ball over the final three innings to take his third win of the season.

Cole Armstrong was 2-for-3 with a double, and Drake Ritter also had a pair of hits.

In game one of the tournament, Armstrong had a game-winning two-run single in the top of the seventh inning to propel South Central past Benton, 7-6.

Colton Wilkins had a three-run home run in a five-run third inning to give the Cougars a 5-3 lead.

Benton would tie the game in the bottom half of the frame, and there would be no scoring until Armstrong's seventh-inning single.

Box scores
Saturday, April 7
South Central 7
East Central 5
EC: 3-0-0-2-0-0-0—5-8-2
SC: 0-0-2-0-0-5-X—7-9-3
WP: Meyer (3-0); 3 IP, 5 K, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB
LP: Brown; 5 2/3 IP, 3 K
Cougars: Hoffmann, 1-for-3, HR, 4 RBI; Armstrong, 2-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Ritter, 2-for-3; Luke Krajefksa, 1-for-3, RBI.
Record: 10-1

Saturday, April 7
South Central 7
Benton 6
SCHS: 0-0-5-0-0-0-2—7-8-3
BHS:   2-1-3-0-0-0-0—6-8-1
WP: Daniel Diss (2-0); 6 1/3 IP, 4 K, 6 R, 5 ER, 8 H, 4 BB
LP: Leffler; 1 IP, 3 K
Cougars: Armstrong, 2-for-4, 3 RBI, GW single; Wilkins, 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI; Colby Bushue, 2-for-4, 2B; Fischer Tharp, 1-for-3, RBI.
Record: 9-1