It was one of the few times all game that Drew Baldridge needed some help.
The junior righty had just recorded his 10th strikeout Monday, putting the Patoka baseball team on the brink of its first Egyptian-Illini Conference regular-season title since 2004.
But Beecher City still had runners on second and third with two outs in the seventh - and Baldridge admits he was running on fumes.
Fortunately for the Warriors, catcher Derek Back picked up his pitcher by picking off an unsuspecting runner at third base, closing out a 5-0 Warriors win.
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