Fort Loramie scored the tying run in the sixth inning and the go-ahead run in the seventh to beat Garfield Heights Trinity 2-1 in a Division IV state baseball semifinal Thursday at Huntington Park.
The Redskins (26-6) will play Hicksville (21-5) in the state championship game at 10 a.m. Saturday. Hicksville, which won its only state title in 1978, beat Whiteoak 4-1 in the second semifinal.
Fort Loramie seeks its third state championship. It won in 2010 and 2007.
Junior CJ Billing, whose throwing error allowed Trinity to score in the fifth, drove in the tying run with a two-out triple to center field in the sixth, scoring junior Carter Mescher.
In the seventh, a sacrifice fly by Shane Hilgefort scored Ben Barhorst to give the Redskins their first lead.
Jared Middendorf pitched a complete game for Fort Loramie. He allowed three hits, walked five and struck out six.
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