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First Legion win for Belle Vernon

| Monday, June 4, 2007

Belle Vernon can look back on its first win of the season in the Fayette American Legion League.

Trailing 5-2, Belle Vernon (1-4) erupted for six runs in the seventh inning en route to a 11-5 victory over Connellsville Saturday at the John DiVirgilio Complex.

Craig Rebovich led Belle Vernon's attack with a double and three singles. Bret King, playing his first game since fracturing his finger for Belle Vernon Area High's team, contributed a double and single.

Pitcher John Zites helped himself at the plate with a pair of singles. Nolan Russell and Zach Shutterly also had two singles.

Russell started the game-winning rally with a single, followed by Zites' single, King's double, Rebovich's single. a Brian Levi walk and Shutterly's two-run single.

Zites went the distance, scattering 11 hits with 10 strikeouts and three walks.

Belle Vernon resumes Tuesday at home with Uniontown at 6 p.m.

In other Fayette Legion news, California has elected to drop out of the league.

California hasn't been able to play a game, with the high school team competing in the WPIAL and PIAA playoffs.

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