Eagles land at second in sectional

HUNTERTOWN — For the third year in a row, the Columbia City baseball team is sectional runner-up.This year, the Eagles came closer to hoisting the sectional trophy than they have in either of the two previous years.Columbia City lost to Carroll 6-3 Tuesday night in the sectional championship game.It was the second game of the day for the Eagles, who earned their way into the finals after defeating Snider earlier that day 6-0 in the semifinals.“To have a showing like we did in our sectional, you can’t really ask for a whole lot more,” said Columbia City Head Coach Zac Bireley.The Eagles wrap up a 16-10 2013 campaign that included finishing third in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, behind only Carroll and Norwell, and placing four players on All-NHC teams.“I don’t know the last time that Columbia City has represented itself this well in the conference,” Bireley said.“From the beginning, I didn’t know what to expect from this squad. For a lot of these guys, this was their first year at the varsity level, yet they responded well to everything.”The sectional championship game began at 9:15 p.m. and finished after 11 p.m.To read the rest of this story, see the May 29 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.