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Brown leads Patriots to win over Whitesburg

Matt Brown pounded out three hits to help New Harlan improve to 10-2 on the season with an 11-7 win over Whitesburg in middle school baseball action.

Josh Turner and James Gray each added two singles. Jordan Steele added a double. Jay Harris and Ben Landis each contributed a single.

Harris pitched a complete game, giving up five hits while striking out 11 and walking 10.

Steele had a triple and double to lead the Patriots to a 16-1 rout of Cumberland. Brown, Harris, Layne Jones and Gray added two singles each. Landis contributed a double.

James Chasteen pitched two innings. Harris pitched three innings and gave up one hit with five strikeouts and three walks.

Pennington led Cumberland with a double. Boggs and Sheeks shared mound duty.

Harris singled twice as New Harlan downed Lee, Va., 8-4. Steele had a triple. Brown and Turner each added singles. Steele and Harris each pitched with Steele striking out three and walking five and Harris striking out three and walking four.

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