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Phillies hold off Nationals, win Cal Ripken League's Majors Division tournament
by Tribune Staff
Jun 18, 2013 | 1121 views | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Phillies capped off an undefeated spring season by knocking off the Nationals 4-2 in the championship game of the Spanish Springs Cal Ripken League's Majors Tournament Monday night.

The Phillies (20-0-1) put up a pair of first-inning runs and never trailed. In fact, they got going with a bang as Connor Culp ripped a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the first. Calvin Bailey followed with a walk. He came around to score after a single by Chase Martin and a Nate Miller fielder's choice.

The Phillies built on their lead with a single score in the second. Ryan Brennan walked and circled the sacks after a balk and a Nationals error.

The Nationals offense showed some life in the top of the fourth. That made the tournament tilt a little more interesting as the Nationals pushed across two runs, trimming the Phillies' lead to 3-2.

Kaden Hogan singled and scored and Ben Klenow walked and and scored to account for the Nationals' runs.

The Phillies managed an insurance run in the bottom of the inning. Scott Cameron doubled and came plateward when Jesse Coats laced an RBI single.

Chase Martin started and worked three innings on the hill for the Phillies. He was charged with the two runs but still picked up the win on the hill. He allowed one hit while striking out three and walking three.

Culp and Cameron combined for three innings of shutout relief.
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