Senior Kyle Reicks drives a pitch. Reicks had a single and was hit twice by a pitch. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Senior Kyle Reicks drives a pitch. Reicks had a single and was hit twice by a pitch. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
The season came to an unexpected end Tuesday night for the Turkey Valley baseball team.
Despite scoring 10 runs on 11 hits, the Trojans fell to Tripoli 12-10 in Denver in the first round of the district playoffs.
Tripoli (6-15) advances to face Denver (17-13-1) in the district semifinals tonight.
Turkey Valley ends the year 18-17.

What happened
Tripoli scored first Tuesday night, getting a run in the top of the first. The Panthers scored seven more times in the top of the second, thanks to three singles, one double, an error and three walks.
Turkey Valley answered in the bottom half of the frame. The Trojans started the inning with a fly out. Riley Schmitt and Justin Izer walked. That was followed by a Ryan Izer single that scored Schmitt. Justin Hackman was hit by a pitch to load the bases. A single by Michael Novotny drove in another run. Ryan Busta reached on an error, scoring two runs. Following a second out, Kyle Reicks was hit by a pitch. Riley Busta doubled in two runs to make it 8-6.

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