FORT WAYNE —
AUBURN UPSETS TERRE HAUTE NORTH TO SET UP 9-10 SEMI
After Saturday’s 12-3 win over Terre Haute North, New Albany manager Josh Biven said he expected to play North again in this evening’s single-elimination Little League 9-10 baseball state semifinal.
Auburn had a different idea.
With North’s No. 1 pitcher — Matt Gauer — back at the hotel apparently with the flu, Auburn took advantage and beat the Terre Haute All-Stars 6-5.
New Albany overpowered Auburn 10-0 in four innings on Friday in the second round of the winners bracket.
“We’re set up pretty well,” Biven said. “We beat them in a quick 10-0 game, but they hit our top two pitchers pretty hard. We just made some nice plays behind them. If we come out and play our game, I think we’re the better team.”
Unbeaten Bedford will face Highland in this evening’s other semifinal.