Now it can be told: All three league members have won the Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Korea baseball league title.

Daegu American became the latest on Saturday, edging Seoul American 9-7 at Yongsan Garrison’s Lombardo Field FourPlex. It was a seesaw battle in which Nick Dunsmore outdueled Tristan Heckerl for the third time in four weeks.

At Camp Zama, Japan, Nile C. Kinnick fell a victory short of a Kanto Plain Association of Secondary Schools tournament title repeat. The Red Devils beat American School in Japan 7-4 in Saturday’s semifinal, but St. Mary’s avenged last year’s title game loss 5-0 in the final.

For Daegu, Chris Ford hit a two-run homer and Logan Chester had two hits and two RBIs in support of Dunsmore. Coach Bill Riggs credited his Warriors’ spending every Thursday in a batting cage for their hitting. "Going into the cage paid off," he said.

Daegu finished 9-3 on the season, while the Falcons fell to 8-4, losing to the Warriors three of the last four weeks of the season.

"We are happy. It’s going to be a good bus ride home," Riggs said.

Errors once more haunted the Falcons, who gave up only two unearned runs. "Our boys played with heart and integrity, but we just came up a bit short. Regardless, I’m proud of my guys," coach Bob Heckerl said.

The Kinnick-ASIJ semifinal was another back-and-forth battle, which the Red Devils broke open with three runs in the seventh.

Luc Friedenfels singled in Tommy Coyne, Gabe Malaki followed with a single that scored Calvin Dockendorff and Friedenfels came home on a throwing error. Edoy Davis went the distance, scattering four hits.

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