McKeown's big day helps Touchet past Dayton, 7-6

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TOUCHET - Coltor McKeown's 2-for-4 day at the plate, including a pair of RBIs and a clutch double in the bottom of the seventh inning, helped lead the Touchet Indians to a 7-6 Southeast 1B-2B inteleague baseball victory over visiting Dayton Tuesday.

Touchet had built a 5-3 lead through five innings, but by the time McKeown took the plate in the bottom of the seventh, Dayton had whittled that lead away to nothing and the teams were in a 6-6 deadlock.

He looped a ball into shallow right centerfield past a diving Colton Bickelhaupt for a double to get the winning run aboard. After Damien Goucher was hit by a Guy Spalinger pitch, Taylor Schack layed down a sacrifice bunt. The bunt was overthrown at first and McKeown crossed home plate.

Dayton outhit the Indians 9-5, but five errors played a key role in the loss for the Bulldogs.

"Dayton is a good ballclub," Touchet coach Wayne Dickey said. "Their guys swing the bat, they do a good job. We were kind of lucky to get away with a win. They had some errors there that allowed us to score some runs."

Touchet improves to 3-5 overall (0-2 in league) and hosts the Touchet Alumni squad for another single game Saturday at 11 a.m.

Touchet 7, Dayton 6

Dayton 002 101 2 - 6 9 5

Touchet 102 021 1 - 7 5 2

Spalinger and Schlacter, Smith (5); Ochoa, Preciado (5) Ortiz (6) and Goble.

HR - none.

Hits - Dayton: Bickelhaupt 2, Frame, Turner 3, Schlacter, Gonzales, Lambert; Touchet: Hines, Ortiz, Ochoa, McKeown 2.

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