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WINCHESTER — Eli Miller's sacrifice fly plated Evan Lafollette with the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth as first-place James Wood avoided its first Class 4 Northwestern District loss against the upset-minded Judges.

Lafollete was hit by a pitch to start off the inning and swiped two bases to reach third with no outs. After a pop-up out, Miller lofted a fly to center field that was deep enough to break the tie for the Colonels (15-2, ).

Colin McGuire (7-0) pitched three scoreless innings of relief, allowing one hit with no walks and five strikeouts. Hnaldey starter Landen Lewis went six innings, allowing six hits and four runs (two earned) with two walks and three strikeouts.

James Wood leaders: Miller 2 RBIs; Lafollette 1-2, 2 runs; Kemper Omps double; McGuire 1-2, two walks; John Copenhaver 1-3 (double), 2 runs; Deuce Strosnider 1-3, run, RBI

Handley leaders: Griffin Hott 2-3 (solo homer), 2 RBIs; Kaplan Ambrose 2 walks, 2 runs; Jake Swartz 1-3, run; Lewis RBI; Charlie Allen RBI.