Washington drops Lions 12-2 to win state championship
Washington cruised to a 12-2 victory over the Concordia Lions in the championship game of the Peewee Baseball State Tournament Friday night at the Concordia Sports Complex.
The Smith Center Chiefs scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to pull out a 6-4 win over Bremen in the third-place game.
Grayson Votipka singled to score a run in the top of the fifth inning to put Washington on top to stay against the Lions.
Batting around in the second inning, Washington put up six runs in the second inning to extend the lead to 7-0.
Monte Huckett homered in the inning.
Zac Hiltgen and Votipka doubled and scored.
Noah Hoover and Will Otott singled and scored and Gavin LeDuc reached base on an error and scored.
Two runs in the top of the third inning put Washington up 9-0.
Hoover singled and scored and Hiltgen walked and scored.
The Lions scored their only two runs in the bottom of the third inning.
Drake Blochlinger led off the inning with a single and came around to score.
Logan Jackson also scored a run.
Otott singled and scored a run in the top of the fourth inning to give Washington a 10-0 advantage.
Washington added two runs in the fifth inning.
Tucker Huband and Carson Kearn each walked and scored in the inning.
Kearn pitched the first three innings for Washington to get the win.
LeDuc worked the final two innings.
Jackson and Wyatt Franz did the pitching for the Lions.
Otott had four hits and scored two runs for Washington.
Votipka had three hits and scored three runs.
Maddox Frey had two hits for the Lions.
In the third-place game, Bremen led Smith Center 4-2 heading into the bottom of the fourth.
Taking advantage of four walks, Smith Center pushed across four runs to go up 6-4.
Bremen was retired in order in the top of the fifth.
Reed Doane and Don Kattenberg pitched for Smith Center.
Ashton Schaefer, Jarrett Rose and Blake Spicer did the pitching for Bremen.