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ASSUMPTION CRUSHES HARLAN FOR 3A CHAMPIONSHIP

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Assumption defeated Harlan 11-1 in six innings Saturday night at Principal Park for the Class 3A state championship — its second straight championship and state-record 11th overall. Nick Gottilla banged out a state championship game record five hits for the Knights.

The Knights offense exploded for six runs in the bottom of the second. Gottilla blasted a ball of the wall which nearly left the yard and scored a run. Jeremy McIntosh also hit a sac fly and Jayce Levy added two runs on a single later in the frame.

Harlan scored one run in the fourth inning on a Connor Bruck sac fly which made the game 7-1.

Julien Broderson pitched a masterful game throwing six innings, only allowing one run and striking out eight batters.

Assumption finished 34-10. Harlan ended 33-4.

The Knights have an all-time state tournament record of 37-5.

 

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