Batavia baseball: SBC-N, Division II sectional, and district champion and regional qualifier

An outstanding season was finally brought to an end. The Batavia varsity baseball team was eliminated from tournament play with a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Columbus St. Francis DeSales. The battle was in the Division II regional semi-finals that took place in Springfield.

DeSales grabbed the lead immediately by scoring a run in the bottom of the first inning. The Bulldogs tied the score at one by tallying a run in the top of the fifth on Alex Fisler’s two-out single. The Stallions won the game in the bottom of the seventh inning on a hit after two were out.

The Bulldogs and their supporters were devastated, but head coach Brian Lyons was very proud of his team’s tournament performance.

“We played in the tournament as I expected we would. We had experience. The corps of the group has been together since they were freshmen. In the tournament they turned up the intensity and their level of play.”