Aces knock off top-seeded Warriors in district semifinal

Amanda-Clearcreek pitching checked top-seeded and host Worthington Christian to just a pair of hits on Tuesday to claim a 1-0 Division III Central District semifinal win.

The sixth-seeded Aces (12-14) advance to a district final on Thursday at second-seeded Fredericktown, which topped Mount Gilead 10-4 in the other district semifinal.

Trent Hedges started the game for the Aces and earned the win, allowing one hit, walking four batters and striking out five. Peyton Cassley picked up a hold, allowing a hit in two-thirds of an inning. With runners on first and second with one out due to a single and error, Ryan Chambers came on and nailed down the save, inducing an infield fly and a liner to Hunter Matheny in right to end the game.

Cassley paced the Aces with three hits, while Cade Young and Clayton Rhyne had two knocks apiece.

The Aces scored the lone run of the district semifinal in the fifth inning.

Grant Guiler reached on an infield single with two outs, stole second and scored on a single off the bat of Cassley behind the first base bag.

It was just the third loss that the Warriors (21-3) have suffered this season.

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