Bellefontaine wins Acme sectional

Bellefontaine Easton Water defeated Riverside twice Thursday night to win the Acme sectional baseball title at Blue Jacket Park.


Bellefontaine’s Nick Ruble, left, attempts to tag Riverside’s Connor Cotterman at second base during their game Thursday at Blue Jacket Park. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

Riverside defeated Bellefontaine in the winner's bracket final on Wednesday, but Bellefontaine rebounded with three straight wins, including a sweep of the Pirates in the championship round Thursday, to grab the sectional crown.

Both teams advance to the district tournament, which begins Sunday at Blue Jacket Park. The first game features Bellefontaine against Springfield Shawnee at 11 a.m. and Riverside plays Xenia at 1 p.m.

For more on the Acme tournament, see Saturday's edition of the Examiner.