Columbiana (20-6) fell 5-3 to Crestview (12-10) in 8 innings Wednesday afternoon in an OHSAA Sectional Final. Crestview moves on to play South Range in the district semifinals next Tuesday at Cene Park.
Jake Clark (4-3) got the start and was excellent in 7.1 innings of work. He was masterful through his first five innings not allowing a hit and allowing only one base runner. On the day Clark struck out nine with two walks.
Columbiana got on the board first in the fifth inning after a two run single by Tim Davin. After the Rebels took a 3-2 lead in the sixth Columbiana answered right back. Connor Stacey pinch ran for Vince Vivo and was able to steal second then scored on a single by Kennan Green.
Green led the way at the plate for Columbiana, collecting three singles on the day and an RBI. AJ Perkins also had a hit, a walk and was hit by a pitch. Mitch Davidson was on base three times including being hit by two pitches.
Columbiana will close out the season this week with a trip to Jackson Milton on Friday and will host Western Reserve at 11 am on Saturday.