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Raiders clinch Mad River crown with win over Stebbins

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After a three-year championship run by Indian Lake, the Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division baseball trophy is back in the hands of the Benjamin Logan Raiders.

The Raiders ended Indian Lake’s stranglehold of the Mad River division Thursday by beating host Stebbins 6-1 and clinching the outright league title.

“Reaching one of the goals that we set for ourselves as a program for this year is obviously a great feeling,” said Ben Logan head coach Jim Fawcett. “The group of young men we have this year is truly a group of baseball players who wanted to win this conference title not only for themselves, but for our community and Raider baseball players past and present.  

“To know that there will be a CBC trophy going in the display case and a banner going up down the left field line with 2014 on it is something that we as a team are very proud of. This group of players has and showed great character and the Benjamin Logan community should be very proud that these young men represented them so well.”  

Ben Logan wrapped up its CBC slate with an 11-5 record. The Raiders are now 16-6 overall.

Zane Collins wrote another chapter in his impressive junior season on the mound. The hard-throwing lefty piled up 13 strikeouts while giving up just three hits.

“Zane cemented a conference season that has to be recognized as dominating,” said Fawcett. “Seven conference wins and 87 strikeouts in this conference is something that has to be recognized and I’m sure many accolades are headed his way.”

 

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