BLUFFTON — Seven innings wasn’t enough to determine a district champion in the Division II Bluffton District Title game.
The Wapakoneta Redskins and the Lexington Minutemen found themselves tied at 2-2 heading into extra innings. The Redskins were able to load the bases three times in late innings, but the third time turned out to be the charm for the defending-state-runner ups from Wapakoneta.
Four Wapakoneta Redskins made the Western Buckeye League first-team list, tied for most in the league with Shawnee.
In baseball, Johnny Crawford and Chandler Kaeck made the first team list.
Crawford is the No. 1 pitcher for the Redskins and the centerfielder on his off days. He is a dynamic southpaw that is a threat on the mound and at the plate. Crawford has committed to play college baseball at Bowling Green State University.
With a 6-3 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Wapakoneta Redskins likely thought they could stamp their ticket to the next round of sectional play.
The Shawnee Indians had other plans.
After trailing the Redskins 4-3 at the end of the fifth inning and watching the Bill Sammons-led squad take a 6-3 lead in the sixth, the Indians scored three times in their last at-bat to tie the game at 6.