Arabian baseball first to win tourney back to back


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The Arabians boys baseball team are the 2014 The Nick Muller Memorial Tournament champions. Karen Branham / Times-Post


The Arabians boys baseball team are the 2014 The Nick Muller Memorial Tournament champions. Karen Branham / Times-Post


Pendleton - Pendleton Heights and Anderson renewed old acquaintances at Memorial Field Saturday, April 19.

For the seventh time, the Arabians and Indians squared off with the Nick Muller Memorial Tournament title at stake. And for the second year in a row, PH got the better of its rival under the lights, holding on for a 3-2 decision.

With the Arabians’ single runs in each of the first three innings holding up, they earned the school’s sixth Muller trophy and became the first back-to-back winner of the event.

“That’s what you’ve got to do to win ballgames; you’ve got to go out there and make plays,” PH coach Travis Keesling said. “I was proud of the way that (pitcher Quentin) Miller went out there and pounded his own, and I was proud of the way (reliever Austin) MacMillan came in there, too.”

The Arabians (4-4) scored in the first on a sacrifice by Thomas Hall plating MacMillan, in the second when Justin Kirkpatrick came in on a play in which Anderson pitcher Drew Laughlin made two errors trying to throw out Austin Ellingwood, and in the third by MacMillan on a Hunter Cook double.

 

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