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Gaston junior baseball takes fourth

The Gaston Greyhounds took fourth place over the weekend in the 2016 Junior National Baseball Championship Tournament in Bob Smith Memorial Park in Lebanon. COURTESY PHOTO: PATRICIA GARNER - The Gaston Greyhounds took fourth place over the weekend in the 2016 Junior National Baseball Championship Tournament in Bob Smith Memorial Park in Lebanon.  Left to right in the back row: Coach Randy Hoodenpyl, Jaden Clark, head coach Brian Wilhelm, Dylan Tallent, Johnmichael Garner and Dustin Yoder.  Front row: Blake Moler, Brenden Dillon, Jaden Dolan, Tristan Still, Nathan Beck, Luke Brewer, Zaden Wilhelm, Brandon Clowdus and Aiden Breidenbach.  The team battled for three days fighting for a shot in the championship final trophy round and wound up in fourth place out of 74 teams in the league.  Canby took first place in the tournament. Monroe took second place and Canby took third - and nabbed the sportsmanship trophy.

Left to right in the back row: Coach Randy Hoodenpyl, Jaden Clark, head coach Brian Wilhelm, Dylan Tallent, Johnmichael Garner and Dustin Yoder.

Front row: Blake Moler, Brenden Dillon, Jaden Dolan, Tristan Still, Nathan Beck, Luke Brewer, Zaden Wilhelm, Brandon Clowdus and Aiden Breidenbach.

The team battled for three days fighting for a shot in the championship final trophy round and wound up in fourth place out of 74 teams in the league.

Canby took first place in the tournament. Monroe took second place and Canby took third — and nabbed the sportsmanship trophy.