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- Tallmadge rides early lead to first state title since 2002.
Chaminade Julienne fell short of its first state baseball title since 1970, losing 4-0 to Tallmadge in the Division II championship game Saturday at Huntington Park.
Tallmadge took the lead on a two-out RBI single in the first and added two runs on three singles in the third. It added another run in the sixth on a two-out single.
CJ had one hit in the first five innings. The Eagles led after the first inning in their two previous games against Columbus DeSales and Steubenville.
The Eagles finished with two hits against Tallmadge starter Jared Burick, who struck out five.
PHOTOS: CJ vs. Steubenville
Tallmadge won its first state title since 2002. CJ was making its first state final four appearance since 1975.
CJ starter Ryan Peltier allowed four earned runs on eight hits in six innings. He struck out five and didn’t walk a batter.
CJ finished the season 22-5. Tallmadge’s final record was 25-7.