The Curve 12U lost the lead late in a 7-6 defeat to Midwest Astros Brown on Friday night, June 7, reports parent Suzanne Miller. The game was tied at 6-6 with Midwest Astros batting in the top of the sixth when an error scored one run for the Astros.

Despite the loss, The Curve did collect six hits in the high-scoring contest. Unfortunately, Midwest Astros Brown had eight hits on the way to victory.

Jacob Stenger started the game for the local team. He lasted two innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out two and walking zero. Brayden Hancock and Bryson Kelso entered the game in relief, throwing two innings and two innings, respectively.

Stenger went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead The Curve 12U in hits. He led The Curve with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with nine stolen bases.

It came down to the last play, but The Curve 12U was on the wrong end of a 5-4 defeat to Indy Rawlings Tigers Orange on Saturday morning, June 8. The Tigers trailed 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning when a single scored two runs.

The Curve 12U lost despite out-hitting Indy Rawlings Tigers Orange 8-5.

Indy Rawlings Tigers Orange got on the board in the first inning, scoring one run.

In the top of the fifth inning, the local team tied things up at 3-3 when Cy Miller singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.

Stenger was on the pitcher’s mound for The Curve 12U. He surrendered one run on one hit over two innings, striking out two and walking zero. Dylan Thomas and Peyton Cordray entered the game in relief, throwing two innings and one and one-third innings, respectively.

The Curve 12U totaled eight hits in the game. Stenger and Hancock each managed two hits to lead The Curve. Teammates stole four bases during the game as two players stole more than one.

The team stayed in it until the end, but Demand Command DC 12U pulled away late in an 8-4 victory on Saturday night. The game was tied at 2-2 with the opposing team batting in the top of the fourth when a single scored one run.

In the top of the third inning, Demand Command DC 12U tied things up at 2. They pulled away for good with one run in the fourth inning. Demand Command scored five runs in the fifth inning.

Hancock took the loss for The Curve 12U. He allowed six hits and three runs over four innings, striking out one.

Thomas went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead The Curve 12U in hits. The local team stole seven bases during the game as three players stole more than one.

The Curve 12U would like to thank these sponsors: B&C Tool Rental, Buy Right Auto, Gecom, Jody Gray with Farm Bureau Insurance, Mancino's Pizza and Grinders, Melanie Hartwell with Lincoln Realty, The Napoleon State Bank, Suzanne Miller with Main Attraction hair salon, The Wagner Coy Team and Water-Tek.

The Curve 12U will play in the K G Father's Day Classic in Greensburg June 15-16.