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Columbia City and Leo capture regional titles with hot starts and strong pitching

Published: Jun. 1, 2022 at 12:28 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - Columbia City and Leo softball both continued their dominant postseason runs, capturing regional titles on Tuesday night.

The Eagles (28-1) protected home field, 5-2, over a Carroll team that had just dispatched of Summit Athletic Conference champion Northrop.

Columbia City’s Bethany Haselby drove in four runs.

The Eagles will fly to semi-state for a program record second straight year.

They will visit fellow one-loss Harrison (West Lafayette) for a chance to advance to state on Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Lions (27-2) also defended their den in an, 8-0, shutout victory over Jimtown.

Leo pitcher Ellie Sauder fired five scoreless innings.

The Lions will take on Kankakee Valley in semi-state at Twin Lakes on Saturday at 11 a.m.

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