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East and West both win

The East Lincoln Mustangs have a two-game winning streak after beating the South Point Red Raiders on Thursday 7-6.
The win also completes a season sweep of the Raiders for East.
Shane Brackett was the hero for the Mustangs, going 3-for-3 with a single, double and triple, along with four RBIs.
East Lincoln head coach Matt Neville was thrilled with the junior’s performance.
“His offensive output was outstanding. He was one hit away from the cycle. He definitely lived up to expectations,” he said.
Chris Smith, who reached base by being plunked by a pitch, scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
South Point took an early 3-1 lead in the first inning. But the Mustangs stormed back in the third inning.
Jessie Caddenhead walked for East, followed by a Grayson Schram single. Brackett came to the plate and delivered with a two-RBI triple to tie the contest. A wild pitch put the Mustangs up 4-3.
In the bottom of the fifth inning it was Brackett again coming through. Caddenhead walked and Schram singled to set up a Brackett two-RBI double.
Seth Alexander earned the victory for East pitching six innings, while striking out seven batters.
Schram pitched one inning, earning the save.
Leading hitters were Schram, who went 2-for-3 with two runs and two stolen bases and Russell Mahaffey who went 1-for-2 with a sacrifice and stolen base.
“Grayson’s stick continues to be on fire,” Neville said.
Neville was pleased his team was able to make senior night special for the Mustangs.
“It was a great to win the last home game, especially since it was senior night. It (the win) was a great way to honor them, sending them out on top,” he said.
The win raises East Lincoln’s record to 6-18 overall and 5-9 in the Big South 3A Conference.
The 3A Conference Tournament looms on the horizon for them next week.

West Lincoln baseball
The West Lincoln Rebels finished the regular season with a convincing 9-2 win on Thursday night over Chase.
The Rebels rode the arm of Zac Koehler (5-1). Koehler pitched five innings, while striking out three for the victory.
Derik Boggs earned the save pitching the final two innings, while also striking out three.
The catalyst at the plate for the Rebels was Brandan Jones who went 2-for-3 with two triples and three RBIs.
Chris Henderson went 1-for-3 with two RBIs, while speedy Dylan Anthony went 1-for-2 with three runs. Dustin Hester went 2-for-3 with a RBI-double.
The victory raises West Lincoln’s record to 15-9 overall and 8-6 in the Midwest 2A Conference.
The win allows the Rebels to finish tied for third in the conference.
It also will allow them the luxury of hosting the first round of the MW2A’s Conference Tournament on Monday at 7 p.m.by John Mark Brooks

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