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(Audio) York juniors fall short of state tournament birth

(Audio) York juniors fall short of state tournament birth
RRN/Quin City Park in Fairbury.

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FAIRBURY – The York Cornerstone junior legion baseball team saw their season end Tuesday at the hands of Central City, 10-0 in five innings in the B4 District title game.

Appearing in a district championship game for the first time since 2011, shaky pitching by York allowed Central City to take an early lead. Five different Central City batters were plunked in the first inning, walking in four runs. After one inning, Central City led, 4-0.

Central City would strike again in the second inning after Dylan Soule drove a ball to deep left-center for an RBI double to make it a, 5-0 lead after two frames.

Chase Collingham pitching in relief for York quieted the Central City batters until fifth inning, when once again sloppy baseball plagued York. Four errors in the inning allowed Central City to score three runs. Two more runs would be driven in, including the game winner by Nik Erickson.

Josiah Ohlman was too much on the mound for York as he pitched five innings, allowing only three hits, walked two, fanned six in earning the victory. He also scored once and stole two bases. Kaleb Dudek led Central City with two RBI’s.

York’s Tyler Wright was credited with the loss after pitching only a third of inning number one, allowing one hit, hitting four batters and four coming across to score. Bradyn Glebe, Reid Heidtbrink and Wright were the only batters to get a hit in the game.

York ends the season at 14-10 while Central City improves to 20-3 and moves on to the Class B state tournament in Columbus.

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