Bats fall silent in A-O semifinal defeat

Published 06/06 2014 09:25PM

Updated 06/06 2014 10:45PM

PEORIA, Ill. - All season long Argenta-Oreana has relied on great pitching to lead them to victory.  That was no different Friday in the Bombers' state semifinal game against Crete (Illinois Lutheran), but unfortunately on this day, the Chargers' pitching was just a little bit better.  Gage Eller was outstanding, striking out eight over six innings, but a fifth inning RBI double by Dylan Gould was all Illinois Lutheran would need as they shut out A-O 1-0 to advance to the state title game.  The Bombers (23-6) will face New Athens (19-8) in the third place game Saturday at 9:00 am.

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