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Blake Ress, Commissioner
June 14, 2008
DECATUR CENTRAL WINS FIRST STATE TITLE IN SCHOOL HISTORY
scored six runs across the second and third innings and went on to defeat
It was the
10th straight win and the very first state title for the school
located in the southwestern corner of
The unranked Hawks (29-7) banged out six runs on eight hits in the first three innings to take a 6-2 advantage.
In the second inning, they jumped out to early 2-0 lead behind RBI singles from second baseman Adam Kirk and catcher Isaac Pruitt.
Homestead (26-6), also unranked coming in, rallied in the top of the third to tie the score 2-2. Ryan Trieglaff and Ryan Wright each singled with one out and Logan Bultemeier followed with another to score Trieglaff. Patrick Veerkamp then sacrificed to right field scoring Wright who had moved over to third on Bultemeier’s single.
With one gone, Nick Stoia singled to left field and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Kirk followed with a hit to right and advanced to third on a throwing error scoring Stoia for a 3-2 advantage. Andrew Kinnaird then singled through the left side scoring Kirk. Jeff Pace then walked and Aaron Gregory doubled to bring home Kinnaird for a 5-2 lead and Isaac Pruitt’s sacrifice to centerfield scored Pace for a 6-2 margin.
The Hawks added the seventh run in the fifth inning when Gregory singled to right scoring Pace who had reached on a throwing error and advanced to second.
Decatur Central was coached by Phil Webster, who was finishing his 24th year on the job. Homestead, had come into the game having beaten four top 10 teams during its tournament run but fell short in the school’s initial appearance in the state finals. The Spartans were led by first year coach Steve Sotir.
Ryan Trieglaff named Mental Attitude Award winner
been a role model in the community both on and off the field throughout his
high school career.
Ryan has volunteered as a Sunday School Teacher, worked for the Huntington County Clinic, and has helped out as a volunteer Little League coach. He is an academic honors diploma recipient and has received the JP & Justin Fund Scholarship.
He is the
son of Kelly Trieglaff of
Farm Bureau Insurance, the corporate partner of the IHSAA, presented a $1,000
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IHSAA’s official photographer for all state championship events and one of the
leading action photographers in the
CHAMPIONSHIP MERCHANDISE STILL AVAILABLE
For t-shirts and other merchandise commemorating this year’s tournament or for any of our events, visit our friends at Morris, Inc.
STATE FINALS PROGRAMS AVAILABLE
there for the state finals? You can still purchase a copy of the official
souvenir program while supplies last! Programs are $3.00 if you purchase in
person at the IHSAA Office (