DANVILLE — The Danville baseball team had Fredericktown on the ropes Monday.
The Blue Devils kept peppering the champions throughout the contest, but weren’t able to deliver the knockout punch. In the end, the Freddies were able to stave off the pesky Devils and post a 6-4 Mid-Buckeye Conference victory.
“Give Danville credit. They’ve got a bunch of kids that come out and fight,” said Fredericktown coach Tom Craze. “We were fortunate to get enough hits, make some plays and come out of here with a win.”
Despite starting the game well, it didn’t look like it would be a good finish for the league-leading Freddies (18-6 overall, 9-2 MBC). They led 6-4 in the final frame, but watched as Danville loaded the bases with just one out. Ridge Durbin singled, Bryce Staats doubled and Andy Payne was walked to give the Devils (9-12, 2-8) a chance at stealing away the victory.
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