South Side Ace Leads Archers To First Baseball Sectional Title

By Dean Pantazi

May 26, 2012 Updated May 26, 2012 at 11:43 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A gamble that paid off and the arm and bat of Will Coursen-Carr brought South Side its first ever baseball sectional championship Saturday, done with a 4-1 win over eighth ranked Homestead in the 4A Huntington North Sectional final.

Archers coach Sheldon Van Pelt saved his pitching ace Coursen-Carr for the final, going with Garrison Bryan to pitch the semifinal game against Jay County, which the Archers won 11-1, helped by Corsen-Carr's RBI single.

Then Coursen-Carr moved from first base to the mound, and shut down Homestead, allowing just a first inning run that he wild pitched home.

Coursen-Carr's bat was also key in the title game as he singled home two runs.

Homestead had reached the final with a 2-0 win over second ranked sectional favorite Huntington North in the other semifinal.

South Side advances to regional play at Lafayette next Saturday.

For highlights of all three Huntington Sectional games from Saturday click on the video icon on the screen above

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