Evan Foster hit a tie-breaking two run double in the fifth inning and pitched seven innings of 3-run ball as Maroa-Forsyth rallied past Monticello 5-3 in a high school baseball Regional title game from Forsyth on Monday afternoon.
Foster finished with three runs batted in, his first created controversial chaos. With two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the second inning, Foster lined a single to center field. Monticello center fielder Tristan Foran’s throw went up the third base line and catcher Thomas Swartz collided with Kadin Mauer who was coming home from second.
Swartz and Mauer collided at the plate. Mauer would be called out after the play was immediately ruled dead and the umpires conferred for a few minutes. Mauer was also ejected from the game on the play.
Joey Sprinkle broke a two-all tie in the fifth inning but the Trojans answered in the bottom of the sixth with their decisive three runs.
Jacob Trusner was 2-for-3 with two doubles for Monticello. Cole Smith finished 2-for-3 with an RBI triple.
Luke Teschke allowed three runs in 4 ? innings and Dawlton Chupp took the loss in relief.
Foster allowed three runs, seven hits, issued zero walks and struck out nine.
The Trojans improve to 15-4 overall and Monticello finishes its season 14-6.