For the first three innings Wednesday night, it looked like the Lebanon Merchants were on their way to a second blowout loss to the Midwest Tomahawks in eight days. But then things turned around. After trailing 5-0 after three innings, Lebanon outscored Midwest 15-0 the rest of the way and won 15-5. "We were hitting the ball early on, we just didn't score," Lebanon manager Ron Ebert said. "And they weren't getting many hits, but we had four errors that allowed them to score. We didn't have much intensity coming into the game. We had to pick it up and we started finding holes and started to find our power. When you hit three home runs, especially with guys on, it turns the game around in a hurry." The Tomahawks scored one in the first and four in the second to take a 5-0 lead. Neither team scored in the third, and the Merchants got a run back in the bottom of the fourth when Ben Prichett hit a sacrifice fly that scored Andrew Eiler. The game completely changed in the bottom of the fifth. Nick McCormick walked to lead off the inning and Colton Stephenson followed with a 2-run homer to make it 5-3. Evan Kennedy walked and two batters later Eiler hit a 2-run homer of his own to tie the game. Ty Foster would add a third Merchants homer in the seventh inning. The three home runs were more than the rest of the year combined. "We had only hit two home runs coming into this game and then had three tonight," Ebert said. "Midwest is a good ball game too. We were able to find our power tonight. The homer that Foster hit, went over the second fence in right field." The Merchants carried the momentum into the sixth inning and put the game away. For more of this story, read Thursday's Lebanon Reporter.
Hog Wild makes its return to North Track
Hog Wild Wrestling came back to the North Track after a year absence Tuesday night at the Boone County 4-H fair.
Truck and Tractor Pull results
The Garden Tractor and Truck and Tractor Pull came to the North Track on Sunday evening as part of the festivities at the Boone County 4-H Fair.
Outlaw Mud Bog kicks off North Track events
The Outlaw Mud Bog started off the events at the North Track for the 2014 Boone County 4-H. The event was the first of two mud bogs during fair week, with the Street Truck Mud Bog taking place next week.
A farewell to guard Lance Stephenson
Lance Stephenson’s signing with the Charlotte Hornets, or Bobcats, or Hornets again, whatever they feel like calling themselves this season, generated almost no buzz whatsoever. This must be a small feeling for the Stephenson camp considering it is the deadest sports week of the year. This in the wake of LeBron’s decision to return to Cleveland, one broadcast in 195 different countries and every planet from Earth to the one Marshall Henderson calls home. Meanwhile, Charlotte is bracing for Stephenson’s arrival as if he were Hurricane Lance instead of a mercurial, multi-talented guard who does nothing but play hard, agitate opponents and do his physical best to run through walls on a nightly basis.
Inaugural Pearson 7-on-7 tourney a success
More than 130 former Western Boone football players representing five decades ventured onto the Western Boone practice fields one more time Saturday to partake in the inaugural Jeff Pearson 7-on-7 alumni tournament. Fourteen teams ranging from the Class of 1978 to the Class of 2014 played in the tournament, with the Class of 2012 winning.
Stowers makeshole-in-oneFrank Stowers scored his first hole-in-one Friday at Rocky Ridge Golf Course in Darlington. The shot was made on the 145-yard sixth hole, with a 5 iron. Witnesses were Jim Edwards, Garry Dowden and Les McIntire.
LeBron James returns to Cavs: 'I'm coming home'
CLEVELAND (AP) — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. To Ohio. Home. Four years after he left for Miami, a widely criticized departure that da
Coaches Deal, King to speak at IU alumni golf outing at Ulen
The Boone County Indiana University Alumni Association Alan Wharry “Big Al” Golf Outing celebrates its 20th year this summer. Boone County IUAA’s first president, Alan Wharry, died unexpectedly the morning of the first golf outing, which he designed
LMS call-out for football and boys and girls soccer
The first practice and call-out for Lebanon Middle School football and boys and girls soccer has been scheduled for all interested 6th- through 8th-grade student athletes.Football will have equipment hand-out from 5 to 8 p.m. on July 22 and 23 at Leb
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