Published in the Iola Register on Jun. 10, 2013.

CNB sweeps Linn

LINN — Bouncing back from its first loss of the season, Citizens National Bank swept a K-18 Baseball doubleheader from Linn on Sunday.
Citizens National Bank dropped the second game of a twinbill to Clay Center Orange 6-3 on Friday, but defeated Linn 10-7 and 10-3 to improve to 7-1 on the season.
Trailing 1-0 after one inning in game one, Citizens National Bank scored five runs in the top of the second inning.
Linn picked up two runs in the bottom of the second, and trailed 5-3.
Five runs in the third inning gave Citizens National Bank a 10-3 advantage.
Linn added one run in the bottom of the third and three in the fifth to make it 10-7.
Billy Bechard, Kyle Bliss, Matthew James and Brent Beaumont did the pitching for Citizens National Bank.
James had two hits and scored two runs in the game.
Cole Larsen had two hits and drove in two runs.
Beaumont knocked in two runs.
Rope Dorman and John Adams scored two runs each.
In the second game, Citizens National Bank put up one run in the first inning and five in the second to take a 6-0 lead.
Linn scored a run in the third inning.
Citizens National Bank added two runs in the fourth and two in the fifth.
Linn scored one run in the fourth and one in the fifth.
Trevor Lowell pitched all five innings to get the win. He gave up three runs on eight hits, struck out three and walked three.
Lowell also had three hits, drive in three runs and scored two.
Bechard had two hits and knocked in two runs.
Beaumont drove in two runs.
James had two hits and Ethan Sicard scored two runs.
Citizens National Bank scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning to defeat Clay Center Orange 6-5 in the first game on Friday.
Clay Center then won the second game, 6-3.
Citizens National Bank took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning in game one.
Clay Center scored two runs in the second inning and three in the third to go up 5-2.
Citizens National Bank made it 5-3 with a run in the fourth inning.
James led off the top of the fifth inning by reaching on an error. He came around to score the first run.
Larsen singled and scored and Bechard walked and scored to give Citizens National Bank the 6-5 lead.
Larsen gave up a leadoff walk in the bottom of the the fifth, but then retired the next three to end the game. He allowed five runs on two hits, struck out seven and walked five in five innings.
Citizens National Bank was limited to two hits.
James and Larsen scored two runs each.
In the second game, Citizens National Bank scored one run in the top of the first inning.
Two runs in the bottom of the first and one in the second gave Clay Center a 3-1 lead.
Citizens National Bank tied the game at 3-3 with two runs in the top of the third inning.
Clay Center scored one run in the bottom of the third and two in the fourth to claim the 6-3 win.
Beaumont pitched the first three innings for Citizens National Bank, and gave up four runs on three hits, struck out two and walked five.
Lowell worked two innings and allowed two runs on three hits. He struck out two.
Isaac Meyer had two hits for Citizens National Bank.