White Sox edge Di­a­mond­backs to win Ni­chols tour­na­ment

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The Alexan­dra Street Turbo De­liv­ery White Sox edged the Eska­soni Di­a­mond­backs 6-5 at the Whit­ney Pier Ball Field on Sun­day in the cham­pi­onship game of the Wal­ter Ni­chols Me­mo­rial Fast­ball Tour­na­ment.

Wade Goo­goo was the win­ning pitcher for the White Sox, while Tyson Paul of the Di­a­mond­backs was tagged with the loss.

Lead­ing hit­ters for the White Sox were Dana Ethridge with a sin­gle, dou­ble and triple, while Derrick Rud­der­ham chipped in with a triple, Chris Keough con­trib­uted a dou­ble and Joe La­hey added a sin­gle.

For the Di­a­mond­backs, Pete Stevens led the way with three hits and Teddy Knock­wood had a sin­gle.

There was also a pair of home runs in the ti­tle game, with Kenny Long hit­ting a round-trip­per for the White Sox and Arnold Syl­li­boy knock­ing one out of the park for the Di­a­mond­backs.

Long’s home run was es­pe­cially dra­matic, com­ing in the bot­tom of the sixth in­ning, just af­ter he had saved the game with a long run­ning catch — with two outs and the bases loaded — at the top of the in­ning.

To ad­vance to the fi­nal, the White Sox de­feated the Chant’s Fu­neral Home Car­di­nals 9-2 in a game called afrer five in­nings, while the Di­a­mond­backs knocked off the Eska­soni Raiders by a 4-2 mar­gin.

Dana Ethridge was named tour­na­ment MVP, Joe La­hey was the top hitter, top pitcher was Tyson Paul and Zach Gould of the Eska­soni Raiders was se­lected as the top sports­man forthe tour­na­ment.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Far left, Alexan­dra Street White Sox man­ager Scott Black, and far right, White Sox player Chris Keough, ac­cept the cham­pi­onship tro­phy for the Wal­ter Ni­chols Me­mo­rial Fast­ball Tour­na­ment from Wal­ter Ni­chols Jr. and Deb­bie MacDougall. The White Sox de­feated the Eska­soni Di­a­mond­backs 6-5 at the Whitey Pier Ball Field on Sun­day to claim the ti­tle.

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