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Bellefontaine Acme team advances to district title game

Bellefontaine Easton Water Solutions picked up a pair of wins over the weekend to punch their ticket to tonight’s Acme district championship game.

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ABOVE: Bellefontaine’s Nick Burton slides into home in the third inning Sunday against Beavercreek in an Acme district semifinal game. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Bellefontaine third baseman Tyler Jones waits to tag out a Springfield player during Saturday’s Acme district tournament game at Blue Jacket Park. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | MATT HAMMOND)

Bellefontaine beat Springfield 4-2 in an opening round game Saturday and then thumped Beavercreek 9-2 in Sunday’s semifinal round at Blue Jacket Park.

Now 20-3 on the season, Easton Water plays Springfield at 6 p.m. tonight for a berth in the state tournament. If Springfield wins, there will be a second game at 8:30 p.m. to determine the state qualifier.

“It was pretty much the same story for us,” said Bellefontaine head coach Don Hensley of his team’s two district wins. “It starts with pitching. It has been a while since we have given up a lot of runs. We continue to pitch well and play good defense.”

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