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A's start NBC play with convincing win

08/05/2013, 6:59am CDT
By KMA - Derek Martin

(Wichita) -- The Clarinda A's won their opening round game...

(Wichita) -- The Clarinda A's won their opening round game of the NBC World Series, 8-1, over the San Diego Force on Saturday afternoon.

The win extends the A's season-long win streak to 10 games and improves their overall record to 35-15.

In Saturday afternoon's game, Clarinda scored one in the third and two in the fourth to open an early lead. The Force came back with one in the sixth, but the A's answered with a single run in the seventh and then tacked on three in the eighth and one in the ninth for the win.

The A's pounded out 12 hits and were led by Dean Long's 5-for-5 day. Keith Cormier had two hits and two runs scored while Cory Raley ha two hits and three runs batted in and also scored a run.

D'Marco Poindexter, Blake Trahan, Austin Ascherl, Mason Paxton and Long all drove in a run apiece behind the stellar pitching of Tei Vanderford. Vanderford went seven innings, scattering nine hits and allowing just one run while striking out one and walking none. Quentin Mansfield pitched the final two innings in relief, allowing just one baserunner.

Article courtesy of, Derek Martin; Photo courtesy of Joe Moore at J&C Photography - Clarinda

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