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DIVISION III DISTRICT BASEBALL SEMIFINAL

Archbold 5, Fairview 4


Ben Bucklew celebrates Archbold's 5-4 win after striking out the final Fairview batter in their Div. III district semifinal.

Ben Bucklew celebrates Archbold’s 5-4 win after striking out the final Fairview batter in their Div. III district semifinal.

Leading 4-0 after one inning, Archbold survived a comeback by Fairview to win their Division III district baseball semifinal 5-4, Thursday, May 19, at Defiance College.

The Apaches came back in the second inning to tie the score at 4, where it stayed until the bottom of the sixth inning when Ben Bucklew scored on a single to left field by Lathon Babcock.

Bucklew came on to pitch with runners on first and second in the seventh inning and didn’t allow a run, striking out the final batter.

Top-seeded Archbold (20-8) plays second-seeded Tinora (15-5) for the district championship, Saturday, May 21, 3 pm (**NOTICE TIME CHANGE FROM ORIGINAL 1 PM START), at Defiance College.

The Rams beat Otsego 4-1 in their semifinal on Thursday.–Updated 5.20, 12:08 am


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