Published in the Iola Register on Jul. 22, 2013.

Osborne defeats F&A for east regional championship

Osborne dealt F&A Food Sales its first loss of the season, 13-4, in the championship game of the K-18 Baseball East Regional Tournament Friday  night at the Concordia Sports Complex.
F&A Food Sales was 26-0 heading into the title game, but committed 11 errors in the game.
The top four teams advance to the K-18 State Tournament that starts Friday night in Lucas.
F&A Food Sales will play a first-round game on Saturday.
Taking advantage of four errors, Osborne took a 3-0 lead on F&A Food Sales in the top of the first inning.
Ethan Bechard walked and scored a run in the bottom of the first, and F&A Food Sales trailed 3-1.
Osborne stretched the lead to 6-1 with three runs on two hits and two errors in the top of the second inning.
Jake Tiernan tripled home two runs and scored on a single by Brandt Waters in the the top of the third inning, and Osborne led 9-1.
F&A Food Sales made it 9-3 with two runs in the bottom of the third.
Bechard walked and Trevor Tholstrup singled.
Colby Trost knocked in two runs with a single.
Bradley Mann was hit by a pitch and scored a run in the fourth inning, and F&A Food Sales trailed 9-4.
Osborne extended the lead to 12-4 with three runs in the fifth inning.
Scoring a run in the top of the seventh, Osborne was up 13-4.
F&A Food Sales was shut out over the final three innings.
Tholstrup suffered the loss for F&A Food Sales.
Brandt Waters was the winning pitcher for Osborne. He limited F&A Food Sales to four runs on four hits.