The Ottumwa Courier


July 24, 2013

Chariton still alive after thriller


“I think my junior high school way back in 1995 or 96 may have had a 15 or 16-inning game that kind of reminded me of this,” Schroeder said. “It was such an amazing ballgame. It had everything. You had that wind shift, then that light bulb blew. I can’t even recall it all right now.”

In the end, the remarkable season for the seventh-ranked team in 3A will continue as the South Central Conference champion Chargers of Chariton will take a 34-5 record to Legion Memorial Field in Ottumwa to battle for a spot in the Class 3A State Baseball Tournament. Chariton faces 18-23 Fort Madison, which stopped Fairfield’s 10-game winning streak in the 3A, District 7 final on Monday, in the Substate 4 title game Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

Chariton already owns one win over a Southeast Conference team, having beat Keokuk in just six innings 10-0 on Friday in its postseason opener. Peterson kept a fantastic summer going right in the postseason, going 3-4 at the plate with a pair of RBI while Alex Wright drove in three runs, scored twice and also pitched a five-hit shutout to improve to 6-0.

“We lean on everybody in every game,” Hockenson said. “We were a strike away from going home, but we leaned on each other and we’re still playing.”

The loss ended Centerville’s season at 22-17.

Monday’s Game

Class 3A, District 7 Final

No. 7 Chariton 4, Centerville (10)

C’ville 000 210 000 0 — 3 6 3

Chariton 001 000 200 1 — 4 6 2

Centerville battery — Kolton Gonnerman (9IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 9K, 5BB, HBP) and J.D. McDanel (L, 1-2) (2/3IP, H, R, ER, BB), Michael Firkins catching.

3B — Levi Sebolt.

Hits — McDanel 2-4, Gonnerman 2-6, Brett Kauzlarich 1-4, Sebolt 1-4.

RBI — Gonnerman 2, McDanel.

Runs — McDanel, Michael Starcevich, Grant Walker.

Chariton battery — Charlie Palmer (4IP, 3H, 3R, 2ER, 4K, 7BB, HBP) and Jordan Baughman (W, 6-1) (6IP, 3H, 5K, 4BB), Alex Wright catching.

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