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MOUNT VERNON — Eight runs in the first two innings by the Kiwanis Club squad Saturday in the Knox County Babe Ruth City Tournament against the Elks Lodge, proved to be enough to give the team its second city title in as many years.
“Riley (Swanson) and I are pretty laid back coaches,” Kiwanis coach John Hubbard said. “We let the kids have fun and we try to teach them along the way. We just wanted the kids to do their best.”
Elks, as the away team, started the first inning with two baserunners, but could not translate that into runs. Kiwanis, on the other hand, was able to plate some runs, scoring three in the first. Sam Printz got on base with a single, and two batters later, Owen Baughman also singled. With two runners on, Michael Pruitt hit a two-RBI double, and he came around to score on an RBI single from Bryce Henson, giving Kiwanis a 3-0 edge.