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Rochester baseball captures first sectional title since '14

The Rochester Zebras took advantage of a porous Whitko defense and won the 2A Wabash Sectional Championship Monday, 13-3.

 

The Zebras scored six times in the 6th inning to finish off the title by 10-run rule and advance to the Lafayette Central Catholic Regional on Saturday.

 

The win avenged a regular season loss to Whitko.  In that game, Whitko committed eight errors and still managed to get the win, 10-7.  Not the case this time.  Seven Whitko errors led to seven unearned Rochester runs.

 

Tarick McGlothin was 4-for-5, with two RBI and two runs scored.  Freshman Gavin Young drove in a pair of runs and scored twice with two hits on the day. 

 

Brock Beehler also drove in two with a 2-for-3 day at the plate.  He recorded the complete game win on the mound.

 

Rochester has won seven straight and nine of the last ten.

 

Saturday's Class 2A Lafayette Central Catholic baseball regional matchups:

 

#2 Wapahani (28-1) vs. Madison-Grant (21-7)

#6 Delphi (23-6) vs. Rochester (19-11)