SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) — A three-run rally in the bottom of the 6th inning gave the Champion City Kings a brief lead; however, it was the overpowering Butler Blue Sox offense that struck in the top of the 7th, scoring five runs to close the door on the Kings.
The Champion City Kings (19-29) have lost three in a row, but have a chance to take back a game from Butler on Friday.
Luke Mamer pitched six innings, giving up two earned runs, while striking out three.
The Kings Jake Bennett led the team with two hits, and two runs scored.
Titus Montgomery’s RBI single that put Champion City up 3-2 in the bottom of the 6th.
But Evan Dunn couldn’t shut the door, allowing five earned runs in the final inning.
Announced attendance at the game was 706 for the double-header. The Kings will look to right the ship Friday against the Blue Sox. That game is slated for 7:05pm.