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Updated: 07/18/2012 08:00:23AM

Venice captures runner-up spot

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Venice All-Stars line up for the Little League pledge before the start of the 9-10-year-old Section 6 Little League Tournament against Lehigh Acres Saturday at Chuck Reiter Park.

SUN PHOTO BY PERRY D. PENTZ


Venice catcher Alex Merchant gets ready to tag out a South Fort Myers runner in the third inning of their 9-10-year-old Section 6 Little League Tournament Saturday at Chuck Reiter Park.

SUN PHOTO BY PERRY D. PENTZ


Venice's J.C. Wardlaw swings at a pitch against South Fort Myers in the 9-10-year-old Section 6 Little League Tournament Saturday at Chuck Reiter Complex.

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Venice third baseman Alex Merchant throws to first base to get an out against South Fort Myers in the 9-10-year-old Section 6 Little League Tournament Saturday at Chuck Reiter Park.

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Venice's Dillon Pisano concentrates on a pitch thrown by the Lehigh Acres pitcher in the second inning of their 9-10-year-old Section 6 Little League Tournament Saturday at Chuck Reiter Park.

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Venice shortstop Gehrig Wright waits for a throw from the catcher against Lehigh in the 9-10-year-old Section 6 Little League Tournament Saturday at Chuck Reiter Park.

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Venice's Josh Schaad strokes a single in the first inning against Lehigh Acres in the 9-10-year-old Section 6 Little League Tournament Saturday at Chuck Reiter Park. Later in the sixth inning, Schaad pounded a three-run home run in Venice's 8-4 victory.

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Venice's Sam Ottman follows through after hitting his first-ever home run over the right-center field fence in the first inning against South Fort Myers in the 9-10-year-old Section 6 Little League Tournament Saturday at Chuck Reiter Park.

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Venice's Steve Barosh fouls off a pitch against Lehigh in the 9-10-year-old Section 6 Little League Tournament Saturday at Chuck Reiter Park.

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Venice's Alex Merchant pitches against Lehigh Acres in the 9-10-year-old Section 6 Little League Tournament Saturday at Chuck Reiter Park.

By PERRY D. PENTZ

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Rallying from a four-run deficit, the Venice All-Stars pulled out a 19-13 victory over Greater Naples to capture second place in the 9-10-year-old Section 6 Little League Tournament Sunday afternoon at Chuck Reiter Complex.

Venice, the District 16 champion, won two of three games over the two-day tournament, including an 8-4 win in Saturday’s opener. South Fort Myers All-Stars went unbeaten in its three games, including a 13-1 win over Venice Saturday. Its other wins were 16-4 over Greater Naples and 12-4 over Lehigh Acres.

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