It was late last week that the Albion Grade School Baseball squad won a Regional championship and punched their ticket to state.
The Lions had little trouble in their first two contests of the postseason, shutting out Wayne City by a 10–0 margin on Tuesday before blasting Gallatin County in a 21–3 victory on Thursday of last week.
Against Wayne City, Jax Duncan paced the AGS offense with three RBIs and a steal on a 3–4 outing. Jaron Weaver hit for a double as he drove in two RBIs and stole a bag as well. Drew Roosevelt accounted for two RBIs and a steal in the win, while Jex Schnepper had an RBI to his name for the afternoon.
Cy Nelson stole three bases for the Lions, with Jackson Hensley stealing two. Aiden McDowell and Drew Seibert had a steal apiece on the day.
Seibert also started the afternoon on the mound of the Albion boys, throwing for one and two-third innings. He allowed one walk while striking out five Indian batters. Duncan, Hensley and Schnepper all came in for relief work, combining for 11 strikeouts while allowing just four hits and no walks.
Against Gallatin County, The Lions racked up 21 runs in just three and a half innings, capped by a 14-run effort in the bottom of the third.
Schnepper and Hensley each drove in four RBIs, with Schnepper hitting for a double and Hensley stealing two bases. Roosevelt netted three RBIs and two stolen bases, while Wyatt Collins had a double, a steal and two RBIs to his name. Seibert managed two RBIs and five steals, with Nelson earning an RBI and four stolen bases.
Duncan and Weaver each contributed an RBI to the Lion victory effort, with Duncan stealing a pair of bases as well.
Duncan also pitched for the first three innings of action, securing the win from the mound. He allowed three runs, only two of which were earned, on four hits, striking out six. Schnepper pitched the final inning, striking out one.