LEAVITTSBURG OH- LaBrae took their game in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a walk-off single at the end of the game to topple Newton Falls in Wednesday’s sectional final. The game was tied at one with LaBrae Varsity Vikings batting in the bottom of the seventh when Nate Goldner singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Dylan Simpson struck out 12.
LaBrae fired up the offense in the first inning, when Landon Brunstetter singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run.
In the top of the fourth inning, Newton Falls tied things up at one. Cameron Huff singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Simpson was the winning pitcher for LaBrae. The fireballer lasted seven innings, allowing three hits and one run while striking out 12 and walking zero.
Huff took the loss for Newton Falls. The pitcher went six and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs on nine hits, striking out three and walking one.
Goldner led the Vikings with two hits in four at bats.