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Circus sweeps Castlewood to open playoffs

Tyler Oliver, of the Circus Sports Bar, left, fields the throw from teammate Max Otto (6) to make the out on Alex Gauer, of the Castlewood Ravens (24) during Sunday’s game at Fossum Field. Photo by John Davis taken 7/25/2021

The Aberdeen Circus Sports Bar started the playoffs the same way they competed during the regular season by winning two more games. Circus improved to 14-0 on the year by claiming two wins over Castlewood by margins of 4-0 and 6-3 at Fossum Field Sunday afternoon.

Circus had a pair of two-run innings to take the opener. Tyler Newman had two hits and drove in a pair for Circus. Dalton Cox also had two hits in the victory.

It turned out to be the Chad Ellingson show in the second game. Ellingson had two hits, drove in three runs and also struck out nine Castlewood batters. Michael Babcock topped Circus with three hits. Circus pulled away from a 3-2 lead after six innings to claim the victory.

Castlewood 000 000 000 – 0 5 3

Aberdeen Circus 020 000 20x – 4 8 0

Aberdeen Circus 000 012 201 – 6 11 2

Castlewood 000 002 010 – 3 7 2

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