Ludhiana, November 23
Ludhiana boys registered a 2-0 win over Barnala to clinch the title in the 8th Sub-Junior Punjab State Baseball Championship at Government Girls Senior Secondary School grounds at Gill village here today.
Gaganpreet Singh of BCM Senior Secondary School, Focal Point, and Gagandeep Singh of Guru Nanak Public Senior Secondary School, Dholewal, were instrumental in Ludhiana’s win.
In the semifinals, Ludhiana had overwhelmed Moga 25-6, with Gagandeep and Gaganpreet scoring three runs each.
Barnala though had to fight hard against Patiala to seal a spot in the final. The side won 10-9 in the semis. Jashandeep and Bhawanpreet scored two runs each for Barnala.
Earlier, Ropar had beat Fatehgarh Sahib 1-0, while Malerkotla pipped Gurdaspur with an identical margin. Barnala edged out Ferozepur 2-1 and Sangrur registered a 4-2 win over Mohali. Ludhiana survived a scare against Ropar before coming out victorious. The hosts won 13-11. Moga thrashed Malerkotla 10-0, while Barnala drubbed Fazilka 7-2. Patiala registered a 6-3 win over Sangrur.
Moga and Patiala will face each other in the third place playoff tomorrow before the start of the girls’ competition. — OC
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