By Luke Trese, Sports Reporter

MOUNT VERNON – The 2016 Knox County Babe Ruth City Tournament championship game at Memorial Park was a competitive game between Service Medical Oxygen and Kiwanis. Service Medical defeated Kiwanis by a score of 5-3.

Kiwanis made it to the championship game as the underdog. They had a fantastic run to get to the championship playing four straight days and four different opponents to be able to play their fifth straight day. 

Wednesday night’s game was competitive, as A.J. Camillo started for Service Medical, he pitched three innings allowing one run and struck out 5. Jacob Camillo pitched three innings allowing two runs and struck out 2 for the win. A.J. came back in during the 7th inning, and pitched one shutout inning with one strikeout and got the save. A.J. had a combined four innings, allowed one run and struck out 6.

Jacob had a triple in the first inning and a single in the 5th, both resulted in runs. Jeffrey Dovenbarger had a siingle in the 5th which resulted in a run. Blake Meyer had two RBI’s, one a sac fly in the first and a ground-out RBI in the 5th. A.J. had a triple in the 4th and an RBI single in the 5th. Jordan Hoag smacked a single in the 2nd, drew a walk, and came around to score in the 4th. Allen Jacobson hit a single in the 6th. Corick Croswell had a single in the 2nd. Hayden Babcock delivered a clutch RBI single in the 4th. 

Service Medical Oxygen 2016 Babe Ruth Champs from left, bottom row, Coach Camillo Sr., Jeffrey Dovenbarger, Bode Sardhina, Blake Meyer, Hayden Babcock. Standing, from left, Coach Troy Camillo, Steven Lybarger, Jacob Camillo, Corrick Croswell, Allen Jacobson, Jordan Hoag, A. J. Camillo, Coach Bharon Hoag. Photo courtesy – Amanda Babcock

It was an all around good hitting day for Service Medical which led them to the 2016 Knox County Babe Ruth League championship. The team was coached by Troy Camillo and Bharon Hoag.

Six teams competed in the league this summer and the players ranged in age from 13 to 15 years old.

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