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Harper, Gallant lead Chevies over Bombers in KCBL playoff action

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The Morell Chevies scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to break a 4-4 deadlock and held on to edge the Peakes Bombers 6-4 Sunday afternoonto even their Kings County Baseball League semifinal at one win apiece. 

The Chevies jumped out to a 4-0 lead on a Darcy Affleck RBI single in the first inning and added three runs in the second on a pair of RBI hits by Logan Gallant and a Jarrod Laybolt. The Bombers battled back with a single run in the fourth inning on a Connor Myers RBI single. Three runs in the fifth, keyed by a two-run single by Dillon Doucette knotted the game at four. 

In the deciding sixth inning, Scott Harper drove home Taylor Larkin off losing pitcher Doucette, while Gallant added a sacrifice fly off reliever Josh Coffin for the insurance run. 

Gallant picked up the win, relieving Larkin with two outs in the fifth inning. Harper finished with a double, two walks and three runs scored to lead the Chevies offensively. Doucette was 2-for-3 to lead the Bombers. 

Game three in the best-of-five series is set for Wednesday eveningin Morell. Game time is 6:30p.m.

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