Archbold ACME Baseball Back To Back State Champions

The Blue Streaks began defense of their state title at home in Sectional play at Memorial Park. Following an easy opening round win over Tinora 19-2 in five innings, Archbold found themselves in a battle in the second game. After falling behind early 1-0 against Patrick Henry, the Streaks rallied and came out with a 2-1 win. In Districts at Patrick Henry, the #1 seed Blue Streaks beat Miller City 5-0 and then Ottawa Glandorf 12-0. Archbold then defeated O-G one more time 5-1 in the double elimination tournament to advance to the state tournament at Lima Shawnee. After a quarterfinal win over Anthony Wayne 4-1 the Streaks then took on Lima Shawnee in the semifinals. The Streaks led the game 9-0 in the top of the 7th inning when weather rolled thru Lima and the game was suspended. However, both teams agreed to call it a completed game and so Archbold moved on to the state finals where they would meet Defiance. Due to the heavy rain that went thru, the field at Shawnee was deemed unplayable so the championship game was moved to the new facility at Defiance High School. This was the first time ever that the same schools would meet in both the Jr. ACME and ACME state final in the same season. It was a 1-1 game going to the bottom of the 6th when Archbold was able to push two runs across to take a 3-1 lead. Defiance failed to score in the top of the 7th and Archbold was back to back state champions with a record this season of 28-2.

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