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Lebanon Dixie Majors advance

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On Saturday, Noah Mulaskis two-run homer tied the game at 12-all in the top of the sixth inning, but Portland rallied for a run in the bottom of the sixth for a 13-12 win in the finals of the winners bracket.


Lebanon led 6-3 after two at bats, only to see Portland score seven in the bottom of the second to seize a 10-6 advantage.


Facing East Robertson Saturday night in a loser-out contest, Lebanon scored 20 runs in the top of the fourth inning and came away with a 26-5 run-rule win over the Indians. Mulaski ripped a pair of grand slams in the fourth as Lebanon hitters pelted East Robertson pitching.


Sundays finals began on a positive note as Warden belted a two-run homer to stake Lebanon to an early 2-0 lead over Portland.


Lebanon added six more in the bottom of the sixth as Taylor Petty, Ben Vance each drove in runs with singles and Jonathan Presley and Warden each had two-run knocks.


Warden took care of matters on the mound with nine strikeouts in four innings of work.


Pettys walk-off two-run single in the fifth ended the game on the mercy rule by an 11-1 count -- forcing the second championship game for the tournament title.


Lebanon jumped out 4-0, only to see Portland take control with a nine spot in the bottom of the first. Portland went on to claim the top-seed with a 15-10 victory.


Both Lebanon and Portland advance to the District 4 tourney Friday in Adams.

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