Indian Lake ACME advances to state tournament after a 24-year drought


The Indian Lake ACME baseball team has ended a two-decade drought.

The Lakers have advanced to the State ACME Baseball Tournament for the first time since 1998.

Indian Lake defeated Bellefontaine Monday night 6-4 in the District 6 Championship game at Bellefontaine High School.

Gavin Lones got the win on the mound for the Lake. Lones went five innings, allowing four hits and three runs, walking two, and struck out 12.

Offensively for Indian Lake, Lones, Burke Lillard, Thomas Elliott, Chase Baldwin, Evan Manley, Camden Tuttle, and Dawson Finfrock all recorded a hit.

For the Chiefs, Lane Reeves pitched five innings, allowing five hits and four runs while striking out five. Chris Fogan threw two innings in relief.

Reeves also led Bellefontaine offensively with three hits in four at-bats.

Tavien St. Clair and Alex Caudill each added RBI for the Chiefs.

Indian Lake will play Van Wert at 11 a.m. this Saturday, July 16th at St. Henry High School.