Calls at the plate weren't Russia's friend until this one -- indisputable when Hayden Quinter knocked the ball from Berne Union's Nate Nemeth -- went the Raiders' way amid their game-winning four-run rally in the Division IV regional semifinals (PressPros Feature Photo by Sheri Hooley).
Botkins' Carter Pleiman and Fort Loramie's Ava Turner have been selected for the 2023 Press Pros Shelby County Scholar-Athlete Sponsors' Scholarship, and again head a list of impressive applicants destined for success in whatever future competition they choose. Read more.
The rematch had overtones of their first meeting three weeks ago. Loramie took advantage of one disastrous inning (the fourth) to beat rival Russia 4-1, and capture the outright baseball title Thursday in the Shelby County League.
Fort Loramie righthander Maverick Grudich spun a gem from the mound Tuesday, and the Redskins collected enough hits in one big inning to seize control of the Shelby County League baseball standings over Russia...at least for now.
They paid no attention to a pre-season rankings snub, and have since gone unbeaten in their first eight games. Braylon Cordonnier (above) and the Russia Raiders looked every bit the part of a defending state champion Tuesday in a 9-0 shutout win over Jackson Center.