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VANDALIA – In easily its best offensive performance of the season, Brownstown/St. Elmo manhandled Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick, 26-1, on Tuesday.
The No. 2 Bombers (7-7) pounded out 13 hits in the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament semifinal game, taking advantage of double-digit walks and five errors by third-seeded BCCH.
Previously, BSE had beaten BCCH, 4-0, in a conference game on Aug. 30, and the Bombers advance to Thursday’s championship game against Patoka at 7 p.m.
“This is where we wanted to be,” said coach Ryan Beccue. “We had a tough one with Patoka the first time, and I am glad we get another chance at them.”
Senior Levi Maxey (3-2) earned the win, striking out seven and allowing just one hit over three innings of work.
He also paced the offense with a 3-for-3 game, driving home a pair of runs in the process.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
WP: L. Maxey (3-2); 3 IP, 7 K
LP: Rexroad; 2 IP, 3 K
Bombers: L. Maxey, 3-for-3, 2 RBI; Elijah Austin, 2-for-2, RBI; Noah Flowers, 2-for-3, RBI; Dalton Parks, 1-for-2, 2B, 2 RBI; Jacob Behrends, 1-for-4, 2 RBI; Wyatt Hill, 1-for-1, RBI; Landon Feezel, 1-for-2; Dustin Lawson, 1-for-2; Nate Matthews, 1-for-2; Cody May, RBI; Klayton Kroll, RBI; Jeffrey Kelly, RBI; Malachi Maxey, RBI.