Summer baseball, softball highlights for July 3, 2020

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — The holiday weekend got off to a good start for a pair of area summer travel teams on Friday.

The Peoria Merchants on their home opener, 5-4, over the Rock Island Independents at Notre Dame High School. The Peoria-based collegiate baseball team is 1-1 on the season.

And the Peoria Sluggers 18U softball team won two of its three games it played in an Independence Day tournament at the Louisville Slugger Complex.

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