Grant Union was up, 3-0, going into the top of the seventh inning. The Prospectors scored three runs. The big blow was Tyler Roberts' towering home run over the centerfield fence.

In the home half of the inning, PC's Brenton Groves drew a walk from starter Travis Heiple, and that was it for Heiple. Gregg Waggoner came on in relief and promptly walked Cody Sederlin.

Kenny Clingman stepped to the plate and worked the count to two balls and a strike before hitting a lazy loop over a leaping Heiple at shortstop to drive in Groves.

Waggoner struck out Brandon Crisler for the first out. Kyle Hand then hit a hard grounder back to the mound, but there was no chance to get Sederlin at third, so the second out was at first.

Mike Bass then slapped a single to center to drive in two runs. Cole Winegar kept things going by drawing a walk.

Waggoner got into a bit of trouble against the next batter, Ryan Sagaser, who kept fouling balls off, including one off his foot. Waggoner was called for a balk, which put runners on second and third.

Sagaser kept battling, but Waggoner got him to ground back to mound to end the game.

Second game

Grant Union 10,

Prairie City 6

First inning: Ryan Sagaser started for the Panthers. Cash Wenick was on the mound for the Prospectors.

Wenick walked the first batter he faced, Cole Winegar and then hit Sagaser with a pitch. He was having trouble finding the strike zone, and a wild pitch put runners on second and third. He hit Levi Voigt to load the bases for Brenton Groves, who drove in a run with a sacrifice fly to right.

Voigt got caught off first base, and in the ensuing pickle, Sagaser strolled home to score the second run.

Third inning: Waggoner singles and reaches second base. Heiple singles to right. Roberts' single drives in Waggoner. Sagaser struck out Chance Johns, then got Wenick to hit into a double play.

Fourth inning: GU's Taylor Myers walked and stole second before Dustin Silva grounded to second base. DJ Lippert walked. Zach DeRosier drove in Myers with a ground out to the shortstop. Waggoner popped up.

With one out, PC's Kenny Clingman hit a 0-1 pitch to right field that appeared to get tangled in the outfield fence between the outfielders and was likely going to be called a ground-rule double.

There was some confusion about the decision, so the field umpire went out and talked to the Prospector outfielders, and after the discussion called it a home run.

GU head coach Doug Sharp didn't like that call and went out to make his case.

"Did you see it go out?" Sharp asked the umpire several times. The umpire apparently said he didn't see it go out, because Sharp then asked him if he didn't see it go out how could he call it a home run.

They talked somewhat quietly for a moment and then the umpire ejected the coach, who continued to press his case.

"You're out of the stadium," the umpire said.

Fifth inning: GU came to bat behind 3-2. After Heiple drew a lead-off walk, Groves came in to relieve Sagaser, who went to third base and Clingman moved to first.

Roberts hit a double, and Heiple stopped at third. Voigt can't handle Chance Johns' grounder and two runs score to give the Prospectors a one-run lead.

With one out, Winegar walks and Sagaser hits a wacky bouncer up the middle to put two runners on for the Panthers.

After Voigt's foul pop up is caught for the second out, Groves hits a single to drive in Winegar, and then Sederlin smashes an infield hit to drive in Sagaser.

Sixth inning: GU's Silva hits a single to center, and after a strike out, a wild pitch puts him on second. DeRosier walks. Waggoner hits a hot grounder to third, which Sagaser nabs and then tags Silva for the second out. An error in centerfield on Heilpe's fly ball scores a runner.

Seventh inning: With the score tied 5-5, Johns walks to lead off the inning and steals second. #20's infield single sends Johns to third. With Myers at bat, a wild pitch advances the runners. An error in centerfield on Myers' fly ball scores #22.

Silva walks to load the bases. Groves strikes out Lippert, but then walks DeRosier to give up a run. Waggoner sends a shot into center, and Sederlin reponds with a circus catch that wowed the crowd, but a another scored. Heiple's double drove in two runs to finish the scoring.

In PC's half of the seventh, a nifty 4-6-3 double play, gave the Prospectors breathing room before Sederling walked and came home on Clingman's double.

Update: Prairie City swept a doubleheader from Pine Eagle on Saturday, 5-4, and 12-2.

Vale beat Grant Union in two games Saturday, 10-1 and 8-2.

Grant Union is 10-4 in the Wapiti League (13-7 overall). Prairie City is 5-7 (6-9 overall).

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