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Bowdie Eastham, Reedley Babe Ruth 14-year-old All-Star player, hits during a game against Santa Maria on July 7 at Madera High School.

The Reedley Babe Ruth 14-year-old All-Star team completed a 2-2 run in the Central California Babe Ruth State Tournament.

The 14's season ended on July 9 with a 9-6 loss to Santa Maria. 

Reedley opened the tournament, which was held July 7-10 at Madera High School, with a 6-5 win over Santa Maria on July 7.

The 14's trailed 5-2

entering the top of the seventh inning, but scored three runs to tie the game.

After Reedley's Michael Rios reached base on an error and Will Gagnon walked, the 14's had two runners on with two outs.

Dustin Wang came to the plate and hit a fly ball to right field, which was dropped by the Santa Maria right fielder and led to Rios scoring. This cut the Santa Maria lead to 5-3.

Later in the inning, Reedley's catcher Alfred Ojeco singled to center field. This allowed Gagnon and Andrew Brown, who had singled earlier in the inning, to score and tie the game at 5-5.

Reedley's Sergio Marquez Jr. scored on an error in the top of the 10th inning to give the 14's their first lead of the game 6-5.

On July 7, Ojeco had two RBIs, while Sammy Estala had one. Rios started the game on the mound for the 14's. Gagnon and Jose Vargas each pitched in relief and had three strikeouts.

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