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Pittsburg Colgan wins 18th state baseball title
Class 2-1A State Baseball
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Pittsburg Colgan shut out Little River 4-0 Friday to capture the school’s 18th state baseball championship in Friday’s Class 2-1A state tournament at Great Bend’s Sports Complex.
Colgan pitcher Drew Dawson threw a six-hit shutout and worked out of a bases-loaded seventh inning. Dawson also threw a shutout in last year’s 10-0 title game victory over Silver Lake.
Centerfielder Colton Gilbert threw out Cordell Moore at home plate in the fourth inning after Moore’s single and Laramie Peters’ double. Catcher Ryan Cedeno threw out Zack Konen in the first inning.
Aaron Twarog’s single drove in Colton Gilbert in the first inning after a walk, stolen base and groundout.  Two Little River errors gave the Panthers two sixth-inning runs. Ryan Cedeno singled in Christian Cedeno and scored on an error. Christian Cedeno’s single scored Tully Yoakam in the seventh
Colgan beat unbeaten and top-seeded Udall 10-2 in the semifinals behind Chase VanBecelaere. Nate Brown drove in three runs with three hits. Colton Gilbert had three hits.
Little River rallied from a 2-1 deficit for a 7-2 victory over Troy in the semifinals. Tevin Renken’s double tied the game. Cordell Moore’s two-run single a 4-2 lead. Moore hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning. Renken struck out eight batters in three innings.
Three of four first-round games were shutouts. Udall beat Dexter-Cedar Vale 4-0. Little River beat Elkhart 5-0. Colgan downed Mission Valley 4-2. Troy blanked Ellis 5-0.  Pittsburg Colgan captured the Class 3A state baseball championship last year.

Class 2-1A State Baseball Championship

At Great Bend
Sports Complex

Pittsburg Colgan 10, Udall 2
Colgan          101 242 0 — 10 13 0
Udall             000 200 0 —  2  5  4
Chase VanBecelaere & Ryan Cedeno. Perez and Hunter Kistler. 2B—PC, Christian Cedeno, Brown. Udall, Bennett.

Little River 7, Troy 2
Little River      010 031 2 — 7 10 2
Troy                000 200 0 — 2  4  2
Cordell Moore, Tevin Renken (5) and Kyler Cox. Speer and Israel. 2B—LR, Renken. HR—LR, Moore.

Pittsburg Colgan 4, Little River 0
Colgan 100 002 1 — 4 4 1
Little River 000 000 0 — 0 6 2
Drew Dawson & Ryan Cedeno. Grant Harvey, Renken (7) & Cox. 2B—PC, Christian Cedeno; LR, Laramie Peters.

Third place
Udall 9, Troy 8
Troy                104 120 0 — 8 10 4
Udall               031 014 x — 9 11 3
Schmille, Speer (4) and Israel. Nolan Williams, Perez (3) and Hunter Kistler. 2B—Troy, Gardner, Speer. Udall, Kistler, Williams, Dakota June.