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AN EARLY ENDING FOR THE BLACKSOX

No. 6 Blacksox miss out on state with losses to No. 3 Crofton, No. 7 Irene

  • Andrew Kemper (16) and Trey Christensen huddle near second base as another pitcher for the Freeman Blacksox warms up in the second round of the District 6B Amateur Baseball Tournament Sunday night, July 26 in Menno. Kemper, the starter, and Christensen, who came on in relief, pitched in the first three innings of what ended up being a 16-3 loss to Irene, ending Freeman’s season earlier than fans had hoped — or expected. Kemper is dating Freeman native Bethany Wollman and Christensen is a pick-up player from
    Andrew Kemper (16) and Trey Christensen huddle near second base as another pitcher for the Freeman Blacksox warms up in the second round of the District 6B Amateur Baseball Tournament Sunday night, July 26 in Menno. Kemper, the starter, and Christensen, who came on in relief, pitched in the first three innings of what ended up being a 16-3 loss to Irene, ending Freeman’s season earlier than fans had hoped — or expected. Kemper is dating Freeman native Bethany Wollman and Christensen is a pick-up player from
JEREMY WALTNER | PUBLISHER A young team made up of a number of first-year amateur players with their eyes fixed on the state tournament saw their season end earlier than they had hoped when the Freeman town team lost an elimination game to Irene Sunday night, July 26. Competing for a chance to play again this Thursday, when a ticket to state would be on line, the No. 6-seed Blacksox struggled on both the pitching mound and in the batter’s box against No. 7 Irene, falling to the Cardinals 16-3…

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