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Oldie but goodie for Methodist

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 2:59 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 4:01 p.m. CDT
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Princeton Bible’s Scott Roseberg beats the throw to second base in Princeton Fastpitch Church League play Tuesday. The ball eluded Bureau Township’s Logan Wilde and Roseberg scored on the play.
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Rex Lasson, 61, makes his pitch for United Methodist in Tuesday’s semifinals at West Side Park. Methodist beat St. Matthew’s 4-2 to advance to Saturday’s finals.

PRINCETON — An oldie proved to be a goodie in the Princeton Fastpitch Church League Tournament semifinals Tuesday at West Side Park.

Rex Lasson, a 61-year-old grandfather of seven, toed the rubber Tuesday, pitching United Methodist to a 4-2 win over No. 1 seed St. Matthew’s. He struck out three and scattered 10 hits.

St. Matt’s took a 2-1 lead in the third on a base hit by Jon Henegar, a RBI double by Steve Nelson and a RBI single by Tim Forristall.

The Methodist plated three in the fifth with a RBI single by Brandon Mall and a two-run throwing error by St. Matt’s.

Methodist (3-0) advances to Saturday’s championship game at 6 p.m. awaiting the winner of Thursday’s loser’s bracket finale between St. Matthew’s (1-1) and Bureau Township (3-1).

Bureau Township rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to trip Princeton Bible Church 8-7. PBC opened up a 5-0 lead with five runs in the top of the fourth, including a two-run hit by Scott Roseberg, but BT responded with four of its own.

Bible used the wheels of Garey Driscoll and Roseberg in the sixth, turning stolen bases into a pair of runs to take a 7-5 lead.

Church bulletin: Thursday’s game will start at 7 p.m. at West Side. St. Matthew’s owns a 15-6 win over Bureau Township in tournament play Friday. The two met for last year’s championship with St. Matt’s reigning 20-10. ... St. Matt’s took the No. 1 seed into the tournament by virtue of the tie-breaker over Methodist, both finishing 8-2 in the regular season. Both were awarded season champion trophies Tuesday. PBC took home the fourth-place trophy for the second straight year.

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