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Hein’s RBI lifts Arrows to walk-off victory

The Herald Staff

Carson Hein delivered in a key situation for the Ottawa Arrows Friday in the Sam Ellis Classic at Emporia.

The Ottawa second baseman ripped an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Arrows to a 2-1 victory over the Topeka Senators.

Ottawa (8-14) plays 7:30 p.m. Friday against Emporia. A win gives Ottawa the group championship.

The Arrows and Senators were locked in a pitcher’s duel.

Ottawa took advantage of two Senator errors prior to Hein’s hit. Brady Beets’ fly ball was misplayed to start the inning. Quinton Carver laid down a bunt and the throw to first was wild and both runners advanced to second and third.

Hein finished the game with three hits. Ryan Laurie had two hits.

Ottawa’s other run scored on an error in the second inning. Jackson Lytle reached on an error and allowed Cole Swanson to score from third base.

Blake Ohlmeier gave Ottawa what it needed on the mound. He went six innings, giving up one run on six hits and had just one walk.

Ayden Alterman tossed a perfect seventh to pick up the victory.