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COLUMBIA CITY â€” At the bottom of the seventh, the tying run was on base.
Thatâ€™s how close Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team came to beating Carroll Thursday night and securing at least a share of the Northeast Hoosier Conference title.
The Eagles lost the one-run contest, 7-6, at home. They took their first in-conference loss, as they fell to 5-1 in the NHC and 9-5 overall.
A light drizzle fell throughout the game, making for less than ideal playing conditions.
With the score knotted at 3-3 after three innings, the Chargers went to bat in the top half of the fourth. With two outs and the count at no balls and two strikes, Carrollâ€™s Luke Brunner hit a hanging off-speed pitch to left field that scored the go-ahead run for the visitors and extended the inning. Carroll tacked on three more runs before the half-inning was over and led 7-4.
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