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Updated: 07/09/2013 08:02:58AM

Englewood Rays edged in final inning 5-4

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SUN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, SbigdaddyKnapp@aol.com

Slugging first baseman Nick Beltz drills a pitch back up the middle in the Englewood Rays game against the DeSoto Sidewinders. The ball bounced off of the pitcher's leg for a single.

SUN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, SbigdaddyKnapp@aol.com

Englewood Rays' Cole Nelson enjoys the game as he talks about being named to the 2013 Charlotte Sun All Area baseball team.

SUN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, SbigdaddyKnapp@aol.com

Starting pitcher Tyler Evans (right) and Alex (The Closer) Mosher watch the final inning of the game against the DeSoto Sidewinders. The Rays were unable to answer a two-run Sidewinder rally in the top of the inning and lost 5-4

SUN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, SbigdaddyKnapp@aol.com

Rays catcher Christian Kunkle tries to rest and cool off during the very hot and humid game against the DeSoto Sidewinders on June 23. Kunkle spent time as a pitcher on both the JV and varsity teams at Lemon Bay last season.

By STEVE KNAPP

Sun Correspondent

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There is a baseball team in Englewood that you may have not heard much about. The Englewood Rays, a collection of players mostly from the high school program, have been honing their skills through the summer months.

Casey Hanrahan, coach of the Rays, said: “This league not only keeps the boys out of trouble and gives them something to do, but it also helps them get better at baseball. Most of them are in the school program, so anytime we can get experience against quality opponents it is a big plus for the players and our program.”

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