Baseball wins district tournament, continues defense of state title

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Luke Chval

With the final out secured against the Jeff City Jays, RBHS baseball celebrated their achievement of one more step in their quest for another state title, along with winning their fourth straight district championship with a score of 7-1 to defeat the Jays.
Senior starting pitcher Logan Twehous faced some adversity early, with the Jays getting runners on second and third base with one out in the first inning, however he ended the inning without allowing a run.
“[The fielding] was very helpful I got myself into some tight spots last night and because of our fielding we were able to get out of it many times,” Twehous said.
The Bruins scored three runs in the third inning, taking a 3-1 lead, however did not let up for the rest of the night, relishing in the defeat of their long-time rival.
“Just the rivalry part made the game difficult,” Twehous said. “We hate them, they hate us so there is a lot of emotion in those games and you mix that with a district championship game and it is tough.”
Sophomore pitcher Nick Wohlbold relieved Twehous in the fourth inning and finished the game allowing no runs, which led to the final score of 7-1 after seven innings. With the tournament leisurely secured, the Bruins are already looking forward to the sectional tournament.
“We are focusing on the things that have made us successful these past two games,” Twehous said. “We are going to get rested up and continue to fine tune all the little things.”
 
By Luke Chval