STILL PERFECT: South Laurel Senior League All-Stars improve to 2-0 in Central Region play

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Jul. 25—PERU, Illinois — The beat goes on for the South Laurel Senior League All-Stars.

Steve Byrd's squad improved to 2-0 in pool play of the Central Region Tournament by rolling past previously unbeaten New Haven (Indiana), 11-3 on Sunday.

South Laurel is now sitting in a good spot with its unbeaten 2-0 mark and will be back in action Monday against Grandview (Iowa), and Lasalle-Peru (Illinois).

South Laurel wasted little time jumping out on New Haven, scoring two runs in the first inning while adding three more runs in the second inning to take a 5-0 lead. Byrd's squad added five more runs in the top of the fourth to make the score, 10-0, while New Haven answered with a run in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Both teams added a run apiece in the sixth inning while New a haven scored a run in the seventh as Byrd's squad cruised to an easy eight-run win.

Reece Noble led South Laurel with two hits, one RBI, and two runs scored while Cole Harville had a hit, two RBI, and two runs scored. Tyler Curry finished with a hit and two RBI while Will Alsip delivered a hit, an RBI, and scored twice. Jack Vaughn finished with two RBI, and one run scored while Vince Sizemore delivered two RBI. Isaac Alsip drove in a run and scored twice while Austin Byrd and Keaton Creech each finished a run scored apiece.

Harville received the win, allowing a hit while striking out three batters in two and one/third innings of work. Curry tossed three and two/thirds of an inning, surrendering two earned runs, and four hits while striking out two batters. Creech pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run.