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Fresno nine provides fireworks at Todd Fields

The championship of the Fourth of July tournament concluded Tuesday morning in an offensive fashion as Fresno tooled Fairfield 18-8.

Fresno pounded out 22 hits while Fairfield had 14 on the day.

The offensive flow began for Fresno came in the first inning when the eventual champions pushed six runs across the plate. In the fourth, five more runs scored and three more in the sixth and ninth for Fresno.

Fairfield used two runs in the first, three in the third, two in the fifth, and one more in the seventh to account for its scoring.

The tournament Most Valuable Player of the four-day event was Fresno first baseman Harvey Valdez, who batted .727 with three home runs, 11 runs scored and seven runs batted in. Valdez also went 3 for 5 with three runs scored in the championship game.

The runner-up for the MVP accolade was fellow teammate Richard Lujan, who went 4 for 7 in the final game.

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