HILLVIEW - The bats may not have been ringing as well as manager Scott Belt would have liked but defense and pitching carried the Blue Lick 15 All-Stars to the District 13 championship.
The team will advance to state tournament play Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Bowling Green.
“The defense and pitching carried us,” Belt said after being showered with water during the victory celebration.
Many of the players advanced to last year’s 14-year-old state tournament as a district runner-up. This time, they will go as district champs.