Winamac beats North Judson, wraps up Hoosier North title
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
The Winamac baseball team won at home over conference and sectional rival North Judson 9-7 Thursday to clinch the outright Hoosier North title.
Winamac had already clinched a share of the title coming into the day. Caston was hoping to share it with the Warriors, but the Winamac’s win eliminated Caston from title contention.
Winamac built a 9-4 lead after four innings and held on despite North Judson scoring three runs in the top of the sixth.
Winamac finished 13-1 in conference play. Their only loss was a 10-6 loss to North Judson on May 2. A rainout on May 3 postponed this game by 16 days.
Winamac and North Judson could meet for a third time in the sectional final at Boone Grove on May 30.
Caston routed Triton 15-1 in five innings in another conference game Thursday. Caston finished 12-2 in the conference with both losses coming to Winamac.
Winamac shared the conference title in 2021 with Pioneer, North Judson and LaVille.