Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Valle Moves One Victory from Winning Third Consecutive State Championship

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Valle Moves One Victory from Winning Third Consecutive State Championship

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O'FALLON, Mo. * Many things have been tried this season to stop Valle senior Connor Basler at the plate, but none quite like Tuesday's method.

Basler was walked four times, three of them intentionally, and added an early two-run single in the Warriors' 7-0 victory against Plato in a Class 2 baseball state semifinal at CarShield Field.

"There have been a couple of times when there's been just one walk, not three times," Basler said. "That wouldn't have happened, though, if the guys in front of me didn't get on base. That's really what caused it."

Valle (33-2) will go for its third consecutive state championship at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday against Canton (21-0), which beat Lincoln 5- 4 in the other semifinal.

The Warriors broke out on top in the second inning as Basler drove in a pair of runs with his single. …

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