Decatur wins Division 4 titlePublished 11:45am Saturday, June 16, 2012
BATTLE CREEK — It was a battle between the top two teams in the Division 4 baseball state finals at C.O. Brown Stadium Saturday.
The Raiders trailed 1-0 heading into the bottom of the third, but scored twice and then scored twice more in the fourth to earn the victory.
Tim Cerven went the distance, allowing one run on five hits with a pair of strikeouts.
T.J. Stambek, who was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, led the Raiders offensively. Theodore drove in a pair of runs for Decatur, which won its first state title since 2003.
Decatur also won championships in 2002 and 1999. The Raiders were runner-up in 2001.
Division 4 Baseball Finals
At C.O. Brown Stadium
Liggett 010 000 0 – 1 5 1
Decatur 002 200 x – 4 6 0
Tim Cerven (W) and Matt Drenth; Alexander Daar (L) and Nathan Gaggin
2B: Gaggin (UL), J.T. Kawaski (D), T.J. Stambek (D)
University Liggett 25-4, Decatur 36-6