Warhawks, Bearcats battle it out

West Fork's Dawson Zeitler slides home in front of North Butler catcher Shaylon Lahr during the third inning of this Corn Bowl Conference game at Allison on Friday, June 20. The Warhawks defeated the Bearcats 2-1 and went on to take sole possession of first place in the conference. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

ALLISON – No matter the records, when West Fork and North Butler meet on the baseball field, it always turns out close and entertaining.

Friday’s Corn Bowl Conference tilt was no exception with the first-place Warhawks taking a 2-1 win over the 2-9 home team at Allison.

The difference was a sacrifice fly in the sixth from West Fork pitcher Tanner Tuttle, who threw a two-hitter and struck out five to earn the win.

“I was down 0-2 (in the count) and I was trying to contact swing because there was one out and we were tied at that point,” Tuttle said....

More on this story will be found in the June 25 print edition of the Hampton Chronicle.