VGH was all of a sudden behind, facing their last at bat. Hagerman rang up the first batter. Fruchtl threw out the 2nd batter and Hagerman rang up the next batter for the win.
Okaw Valley 5, Villa Grove/Heritage 3
VG/H 010 200 0--3-1-5
Okaw 001 004 x--5-5-3
Okaw stats: Sroka 2-for-3, 2 SBs, run; Jeffers 0-for-2, HBP, 2 ROEs, SB; Hagerman 0-for-3, ROE, run; Still 0-for-3, ROE, run; Fruchtl 2-for-3, run, 2 RBIs; Tiarks 1-for-2, BB; Johnson run; Cloyd 0-for-2, sacf, RBI; Martin 0-for-2; Coleman sac, RBI; Park 0-for-3. Pitching (W) Hagerman 7 IP, 3 runs (1 ER), 1 hit, 1 BB, 9 Ks.
VGH stats: James 0-for-3; Robertson 0-for-3, ROE; Price 0-for-3, ROE, run; Eversole 0-for-2, BB, run; Ch Lemmon 1-for-2, 3B, HBP, ROE, run; Reifsteck 0-for-3, ROE; Co Lemmon 0-for-3; Charles 0-for-2. Pitching (L) 6 IP, 5 runs (0 ER), 5 hits, 1 BB, 4 Ks.
Games 2 was a pitching duel. Both starters allowed five hits. Devon Still walked no one, while striking out 12 batters. Bean walked two and struck out eight. Reifsteck had two relief innings for VGH allowing just one hit, no walks, and a strikeout.
Okaw got on board first. Sroka drew a lead-off walk, but was picked off. With two outs, Hagerman singled and stole 2nd. Still singled and drove in Hagerman, 1-0. Still rang up the first three batters he faced. He struck out two more in the 2nd.
In the 3rd, Sroka and Jeffers had back-to-back singles. With one out, Still hit a sacrifice and Sroka scored. Jeffers also was able to score and put Okaw up 3-0. Still KO’d two more in the 3rd and had a no-hitter intact.
In the bottom of the 5th Still gave up a hit, but rang up two more batters as he maintained the shutout. Sroka led off the 5th with a triple, but languished on 3rd.
He tried to score on a fly out from Hagerman, but he was thrown out. Still KO’d two more in the 5th and one in the 6th. Still entered the bottom of the 7th with 12 strikeouts and holding on to the 3-0 shutout.