MOUNDRIDGE — A year ago, Inman’s baseball team was denied a trip to the Class 2-1A State Tournament due to a loss in the regional championship game against Little River.
Thursday, the Teutons turned the tables.
Inman, which had entered the regional with an unassuming 10-10 record, outlasted Canton-Galva 5-4 in the semifinals and then upset the No. 1-seed and state-ranked Redskins 6-2 to move on to Great Bend next week.
“Both games were very well played high school baseball games,” Inman coach Jim Preston said. We were able to win both games against quality and well-coached teams by combining good pitching and defense along with timely hitting.”
In the championship game, the Teutons received incredible pitching from Will McLain and Wyatt Regehr. Regehr came on in the fourth to earn the win and the duo permitted hard-hitting Little River to just one knock.
Blake Druecker had a double for Inman, which was matched by Laramie Peters for Little River’s only hit. The Teutons were able to solve Little River pitcher Grant Harvey, who took the loss.
Inman was sharp in the field all day, committing just three errors in the two games.
Walks helped the Teutons in their first game, against the Eagles as nearly all their runs were the result of wildness by the C-G pitchers.
The state bracket has not yet been released.