Keizer Celts take league title

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The Keizer Celts: (top row) Coach Scott Mansur, Coach Dan Campbell and Coach Kelly Bach; (middle row) Joel Knight, Layton Thurlow, Noah Bach, Jason (Junior) Walling, Rennick Jeffries and Jadon Mansur; (front row) Ethan Comstock, Bryce Campbell, Parker Mills, Julius Scott, Jackson Scott and Cody Thatcher. (Submitted)

The Keizer Celts: (top row) Coach Scott Mansur, Coach Dan Campbell and Coach Kelly Bach; (middle row) Joel Knight, Layton Thurlow, Noah Bach, Jason (Junior) Walling, Rennick Jeffries and Jadon Mansur; (front row) Ethan Comstock, Bryce Campbell, Parker Mills, Julius Scott, Jackson Scott and Cody Thatcher. (Submitted)

Trailing 3-0 in bottom of the fifth in the Valley League Championship game, Keizer Celt Jadon Mansur started things off by making it to first after being hit by a pitch.

Noah Bach followed up with a single that set the table for Joel Knight’s stand-up triple to center field that scored Mansur and Bach.

After a line drive for the first out of the inning, Bryce Campbell came up to bat and hit a single up the middle,  scoring Knight from third to tie the score up at three apiece.  Campbell then stole second base, and then advanced to third on a fielders choice by the Central pitcher.  With two outs and down in the count 0-2, Layton Thurlow hit a ball in the hole that the Central short stop fielded, but could not get to first in time, allowing Campbell to score the go-ahead run.


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