Champion City Kings rally late, but fall short, 7-4

Kings take the field to a crowd of 706. Photo by: (WDTN/Jake Ryle)

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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