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Kiski Valley rallies for win

| Monday, July 30, 2007

BELLEFONTE -- Following an 11-run loss to open the Region 7 American Legion tournament, Kiski Valley rebounded with an 8-7 win over East Butler on Sunday.

Kiski Valley trimmed the lead to 7-4 in the ninth inning, and Jon Moore's bases-loaded double tied the score. Mooree moved to third on a wild pitch and scored the winning run on J.P. Samay's suicide squeeze bunt.

Moore was the winning pitcher. Nick Rossmiller took the loss.

"I have to give our kids credit, and I have to give East Butler credit," Kiski Valley coach Dennis Montgomery said. "We just kept playing with it. Rossmiller threw a heck of a game. Every game from here on out will be the same type of close game."

Jake Shaffer went 3 for 5 to pace Kiski Valley. Matt Orlowski went 2 for 4 with a double. Blake Pavlik scored two runs.

Kiski Valley will continue play at 2:30 p.m. today at Governor's Park in Bellefonte.

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