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ASHLAND — A second straight upset wasn't in the cards for the Fulton baseball team.

The Hornets fell behind early Saturday and stranded seven runners in a 9-1 loss to Southern Boone in the championship game of the 24th annual Fulton Tournament.

The third-place and championship games were moved to Southern Boone High School after play was suspended Friday night due to rain.

Fulton, the No. 4 seed, dropped to 9-13 with the loss. Southern Boone, the No. 2 seed, has won six straight games to improve to 16-5.

The Hornets scored their only run in the top of the seventh inning. Junior Camden Moore, senior AJ Reid and senior John Holtkamp each singled to start the inning, loading the bases.

The next batter, junior Tyler Sayler, hit a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Moore from third base.

Southern Boone scored two runs in the second inning and two more in the fifth before plating five runs in the sixth against the Hornets. The Eagles finished the game with six hits, one fewer than the Hornets.

Holtkamp and Camden Moore each went 2-for-3 for the Hornets, whose seven hits were all singles. Junior Jake Moore, Reid and freshman Woodrow Foster each had one hit.

Junior Seth Gilbert was the losing pitcher for the Hornets. In 4 innings, he allowed four runs on four hits with three walks and seven strikeouts.

Sayler relieved, allowing three runs in two-thirds of an inning. Junior Gage Vandeloecht finished pitching the sixth, giving up a pair of runs.

Fulton hosts Class 3 No. 5 South Callaway at 5 p.m. Monday.

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