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Blakley, Swanner power Rays to victory in opener

Brayden Blakley, Jonah Swanner and Nathan Shepherd each had three hits as the Rays opened the Tri-City Little League season with a 16-3 rout of the Dodgers on Monday.

Blakley hit the first homer of the season with a shot over the fence. Swanner had an inside-the-park homer. Jesse Franks Jr. and Jadyen Sexton added one hit each.

Shepherd started on the mound and pitched three innings with seven strikeouts and no walks. Blakley struck out three and walked two in one inning. Swanner struck out two and walked none in one inning.

Patrick Mandrell had an inside-the-park homer to lead the Dodgers.


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