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Lumberkings muscle their way to 3-peat conference title

7/22/10 (Thu)

With six effective frames from Kolby Metzger – who helped himself with four strikeouts – and a four-run fourth inning, the Hazen Lumberkings knocked off Washburn for their third straight Babe Ruth I-94 Conference championship last Thursday.

A four-spot in the sixth inning made the Babe Ruth team fight for the right to continue their season. Underdogs in the tournament, Washburn made the title game interesting with a late surge that eventually fell short in the 11-6 decision.

At a level where teams can change drastically from one season to the next, a combination of talent and strong leadership has kept the Lumberkings above the rest.