Indian Valley ousts Wheelersburg

Published 11:24 pm Saturday, May 30, 2009

CHILLICOTHE — Indian Valley won its 23rd straight game as the Braves rolled past the Wheelersburg Pirates 12-2 in five innings Friday in the Division III regional championship game.

The win gives Indian Valley a berth in the state tournament.

Indian Valley (25-2) got past error-prone Fairland 11-5 in Thursday’s semifinal game. The Braves advance to the state tournament next weekend.

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Johnny Iacobucci, who pitched four innings to get the win on Thursday, pitched again on Friday and got the win. Indian Valley had 13 hits with Bobby Hall going 3-4, Logan Gray 2-3 and Logan Cozart and Zack Baker 2-4.

Nathan Thomas was 2-2, Andrew Elliott 2-3 and Aaron Hopper 1-3 for the Pirates (25-4) who managed just five hits.

Wheelersburg 000 02 = 2 5 1

Indian Valley 250 14 = 12 12 0