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Preps Plus


Fort Wayne baseball remains hot

Fort Wayne baseball is alive and kickin'.

With Carroll's 1-0 win over top-ranked Cathedral in the Class 4A championship Saturday at Victory Field, teams from the Summit City have now won the last two 4A state titles and three of the last five.

And they have appeared in the title game four times since 2006.

Snider won 4A championships in 2006 and 2009, while Carroll won in 2010. Homestead fell in the title game in 2008.

Snider and Carroll come from the same sectional, played this year at Carroll, and the Chargers and Spartans are both from the NHC.

And don't leave out Blackhawk Christian's Class A state titles in 2002, 2004 and 2005, and Bishop Luers' 2A title in 2008.

Class baseball has been good to teams from The Fort.

"Northern Indiana sometimes gets overlooked in the quality of baseball," Carroll coach Dave Ginder said. "Our sectional is great, and our conference is great. It prepares us. Week in and week out and day in and day out, we have to come ready to play. We may not get a lot of credit up there, but I think we are as good as it gets and as competitive as anybody in the state."

And Carroll assistant coach Matt Vince has been there for two of them, having been on the Snider staff in 2006 and the Carroll staff this year.

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.