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Titans top Sluggers for 13U tournament title

Illinois Valley defeats host Streator in championship

The Illinois Valley Titans 13U (at left) and Streator Sluggers (at right) met for a tournament championship Sunday at Southside Park in Streator, with the Titans victorious by a score of 10-2.
The Illinois Valley Titans 13U (at left) and Streator Sluggers (at right) met for a tournament championship Sunday at Southside Park in Streator, with the Titans victorious by a score of 10-2.

The 13U Illinois Valley Titans out of Naplate and the Streator Sluggers baseball teams both made their way to the title game of a tournament hosted at Streator's Southside Park, with the visiting Titans securing the championship via a 10-2 victory over the host Sluggers.

Both teams had gone undefeated in the tournament until Sunday afternoon's championship.

In that title game, Payton Gutierrez homered and drove home three runs for the Titans, with Justin Randolph tallying two RBIs, Jacob Rosetto singling, doubling and driving home two, and Tristan Finley going 3-for-3 with an RBI. Sam Mitre added a double, and Blake Hjerpe drove in a run.

For the Sluggers, Landon Muntz tagged two hits, while Landen Cook and Isaiah Weibel both doubled. Blaize Bressner recorded the team's lone run batted in.

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