The North Decatur baseball team sought its first sectional championship in three years Tuesday, hoping for a return to the regional tournament.
North, though, fell to fifth-ranked Austin in the Class 2A Austin Sectional title game, 10-0 in five innings.
Aaron McIntosh threw a one-hitter for Austin and struck out four Chargers.
Austin, ranked fifth in the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association poll,
The Chargers fell to the Eagles 10-0 in the Austin Sectional 45 championship.
McIntosh is “a very good pitcher who challenged us,” said head coach Ryan Pahl, North’s first-year head coach.
North freshman Cory Fasbinder recorded his team’s lone hit, a double to right field.
Junior Austin Brown took the loss for North in his pitching decision.
Base runners were few and far between for the Chargers, but Pahl could not fault his team’s effort in a “very tough” matchup against a top-five squad.
“…but we played hard all the way through it, so I was proud of the guys,” he added.
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