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Both starting pitchers were outstanding Wednesday afternoon in a contest between two clubs that could be battling it out at seasonís end for the Downriver League title. In a 1-0 victory for Anderson (1-1, 1-2 DRL) at Kennedy (3-1, 1-1 DRL) Dylan Downs threw a complete-game shutout to earn the win, while Eaglesí hurler Tyler Butzin went the distance, as well, and didnít allow an earned run. For the day, Downs struck out three batters and allowed only four hits and two walks, while Butzin fanned eight, including the first four he faced, and yielded only four hits and one free pass. The game remained scoreless until the top of the seventh, when the Titansí Blake Sloan reached on an error, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Johah Peryam and then scored on an RBI single hit by Kyle Riddle. Kennedy got two runners on in the bottom of the seventh, courtesy of a walk by Jalen Bartos and a single from Tim Kozar, but a two-out groundball ultimately got Downs out of the jam sent and sent Anderson on to the narrow victory. Aside from the one run scored, Joe Galetto was the only other Titan to get past second base for his team only Santos and Cody Serafin made it to third for Kennedy on Wednesday. Andersonís four hits belonged to Galetto, Riddle, Peryam and Tyler Hall and Mateo Perez, while the hostsí four singles were hit by Serafin, Kozar, Butzin and Jake Mcleod. Both squads will be in action again Thursday, with the Titans traveling to Lincoln Park and the Kennedy staying home to welcome in Roosevelt.
Anderson wins pitchers' duel with Kennedy PHOTO GALLERY/TOUT VIDEO
Anderson's Downs and Kennedy's Butzin both went the distance
Baseball - 4/9/2014 4:00 p.m.
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