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MEREDITH ACES 3RD STRAIGHT WIN FOR MILLER

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Peter Meredith had to catch a plane.

And he did.The Larry H. Miller Toyota 32-year-old hurler pitched like he was on a mission. He had one train of thought - get the game over in a hurry.

And he did.

Meredith hurled a no-hitter in defeating Long Beach 2-1 Saturday afternoon at Joe Rogers Field.

It was Miller Toyota's third victory in the Best in the West Tournament.

The Murray-based team also upended the Lakewood (Cal.) Stars twice, 6-1 and 2-1, in a triple-header Saturday.

Meredith struck out 13 hitters and didn't allow a walk. Actually, Meredith had struck out Long Beach's Mark Paule, but he got on via a passed ball, and later scored on two Miller Toyota errors.

Miller Toyota scored one run in the first inning. Lance Pratt got on with a passed ball, and scored on Brian Lehrman's single.

Miller added another run in the fifth inning on back-to-back doubles by Randy Ward and Brandon Burt.

Against Lakewood in the first game, Miller Toyota scored two runs in the second inning on Tommy Gray's RBI single, and Doug Streeter's RBI double.

Miller added three more in the fifth inning on Gray's second RBI, a fielder's choice, and Streeter's infield out added another run. Brian Lehrman walked and later scored on an error.

Lance Pratt's RBI single added one more run in the seventh.

Donny Hale struck out nine and allowed only four hits to get the win.

In the second game, Gray got an RBI on an infield out inthe first, scoring Pratt, who had singled. Gordon Eakin's RBI single added the insurance run in the fourth inning, scoring Kyle Magnusson, who had singled.

Dwayne Dyck fanned 10 and allowed three hits, before being relieved by Meredith, who struck out four straight innings in the sixth and seventh innings. Dyck got credit for the win.

Miller Toyota also won the Salt Lake Travel League for the seventh straight year this week. They started out the year by going 2-3 and then won 20 straight games to capture the championship with a 22-3 mark.

For the week, Miller Toyota has won eight straight games.

Page Brake finished second with a 21-4 record.