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Legion baseball: Boyertown wins thriller, Twin Valley falls at state tournament

Published On: Jul 31 2013 10:27:22 PM CDT

The Bears won in 13 innings over Downingtown. The Raiders fell in a tight contest to Spring Grove, 3-2.

BOYERTOWN -

Boyertown tallied a 1-0 win in 13 innings over Downingtown to advance to the winner's bracket final on Wednesday night at Bear Stadium. Twin Valley could not join them, falling 3-2 to Spring Grove earlier.

Ronnie Mauger drove in the game winner in the 13th for Boyertown.

The Bears outlasted Downingtown's Sean Esch, who pitched 10 shutout innings. Mitch Renninger was very good for Boyertown as well, tossing 8 and 2/3's scoreless innings. Both pitchers combined to allow just 8 hits.

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Earlier in the day, Spring Grove topped Twin Valley, 3-2. The Raiders nearly pulled off a rally in the 9th, but could not complete the comeback.

On Thursday, Twin Valley will meet Latrobe in an elimination game at 12:30. Boyertown will take on Spring Grove in the winner's bracket final that night.