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Corson tosses 1-hitter for Norway

Brady Corson pitched a one-hitter with nine strikeouts Sunday as the Norway Bandits blanked Williamsburg, 11-0, in the first game of an Iowa Valley League doubleheader at Williamsburg.

The Red Sox rebounded with a 3-2 victory in the second game.

Elsewhere Sunday, Cody Bell starred with his arm and bat as Fairfax split a twinbill with Watkins.

NORWAY 11-2, WILLIAMSBURG 0-3

WILLIAMSBURG - Corson was razor-sharp for Norway in the 11-0 victory in the first game.

Ron Benich belted a three-run homer for the Bandits in the opener and Zach Patterson collected a three-run double. Travis Mueller and Oswaldo Calderon also had RBI base hits for Norway.

The second game was tied, 2-2, heading into the bottom of the sixth inning. Cam Frazier led off for Williamsburg with a single and Ryan Arp was hit by a pitch. Joe Anton bunted the runners to second and third, then A.J. Liddell got the go-ahead base hit.

Chuck Lukanen tossed a complete game for Williamsburg, allowing only four hits with seven strikeouts. Dakota Freese allowed only three hits on the mound for Norway, but he walked three batters and hit three batters with a pitch.

FAIRFAX 3-2, WATKINS 1-5

FAIRFAX - Bell sparkled on the mound for Fairfax in the 3-1 victory in the first game. He pitched a two-hitter and struck out 14 batters.

Bell also played a major role as a batter for Fairfax with a double in the first inning. He scored on an RBI single by Jimmy Lizarraga.

Ben Sass had an RBI single for Fairfax in the second inning. Lucas Larson doubled and scored for the winners in the fourth.

Luke Franzenburg tossed a complete game for Watkins with eight strikeouts. Karson Kuester hit a double and scored the only run for Watkins.

Fairfax took a 2-1 lead into the seventh inning of the second game, but Watkins broke loose with four runs for the victory. Jake Thuman hit a two-run double to give Watkins a 3-2 lead and DJ Utley hit a two-run double for a 5-2 advantage.

Jonny Frese hit a solo home run for Watkins. Zach Morrissey tossed a complete game with 11 strikeouts.

Bell had three hits and two RBIs for Fairfax.

STANDINGS THROUGH JULY 25

* Red Top        12-2
Norway            9-7
Walford           7-7
Fairfax           6-8
Williamsburg      6-8
Watkins           4-12

* Clinched title

SCHEDULE FOR JULY 31

Williamsburg at Red Top, 1
Fairfax at Norway, 1
Watkins at Walford, 4

TRANSACTIONS FOR JULY 24

WALFORD - Add: Tony Stenberg, Toran Shaheedy and Riley Pfiffiner. Drop: Josh Crosby, Austin Groth and Corbin Woods.
WATKINS - Add: Skylar Frese and Brady Kraus. Drop: Ezra Reiners.
WILLIAMSBURG - Add: Jacob Holub and Dustin Meirotto. Drop: Zach Brown and Lucas Robbins.

 
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