CNB avenges lone loss, wins East Regional
OSBORNE — Avenging its only loss of the season, Citizens National Bank thumped Washington County 9-1 in the championship game of the K-18 Baseball East Regional on Saturday night.
Washington County had beaten Citizens National Bank in the title game of the league tournament the previous week.
Cole Larsen and Billy Bechard combined on a one-hitter as Citizens National Bank won the rematch.
Citizens National Bank (19-1) will be a number one seed in the K-18 Baseball State Tournament to be played in Lucas.
Coming off a 15-0 victory over Clifton-Clyde in the semifinals, Citizens National Bank broke a scoreless tie against Washington County with three runs in the bottom of the second inning.
Trevor Lowell was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning.
Tyler Stupka and Isaac Meyer singled to load the bases.
Rope Dorman drew a one-out walk to force home a run.
Stupka scored on an error and Cole Larsen singled to drive in a run.
Citizens National Bank extended the lead to 7-0 with four runs in the third inning.
Brent Beaumont doubled, Lowell walked and Stupka was hit by a pitch.
Meyer knocked in two runs with a single, and Stupka scored on an error.
Kyle Bliss reached base on an error and scored.
Washington County scored its lone run in the top of the fourth inning.
Beaumont reached base on an error and scored on a double by Stupka to put Citizens National Bank up 8-1.
Citizens National Bank tacked on a run in the sixth inning.
Beaumont doubled and scored a ground ball by Meyer.
Larsen and Bechard combined to strike out eight and walk eight.
Beaumont had two doubles and scored three runs for Citizens National Bank.
Stupka, Meyer and Dorman had two hits each.
In the semifinals, Citizens National Bank blasted Clifton-Clyde, 15-0.
Citizens National Bank sent 11 batters to the plate, and scored seven runs in the first inning.
Matthew James walked, Larsen was hit by a pitch and Bechard walked to load the bases.
Beaumont walked to get a run home.
Lowell singled home a run.
A double by Stupka pushed across two more runs.
Lowell and Stupka scored on errors.
Dorman was hit by a pitch with two out and came around to score.
Citizens National Bank added three runs in the second inning.
Beaumont singled with one out and Lowell followed with a two-run home run.
Stupka walked and scored on an error.
Scoring five runs in the bottom of the third inning, Citizens National Bank ended the game because of the 15-run rule.
Dorman got things started with a single.
James and Larsen singled to get a run home.
James scored on a passed ball.
Bechard walked and Beaumont doubled home two runs.
John Adams, running for Beaumont, scored the final run on a passed ball.
Meyer pitched three innings to get the win. He gave up four hits, struck out two and didn't walk any.
Beaumont and Lowell had two hits each.
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OSBORNE — Citizens National Bank advanced to the semifinals of the K-18 Baseball East Regional Tournament by defeating the Beloit Reds 15-5 in the opening round on Tuesday night. Now 18-1 on the season, Citizens National Bank will play Clifton-Clyde at 6:30 p.m., Friday.... [More]
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