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Triton Central shuts down Heritage Christian to secure sectional championship

A pitcher’s duel was expected. Triton Central’s pitcher just happened to be a little bit better.

Brylie Couch did not allow a hit and struck out 15 Wednesday to lead Triton Central to a 3-0 victory over Heritage Christian in the Class 2A, Sectional 42 championship game in Fairland.

The sectional title is the first for the Tigers since 2015 and just the second in program history.

Lillie Fillippinie provided the offensive spark, collecting a double and a home run, scoring two runs and driving in two of TC’s three runs. Madison Collin drove in the other TC run.

Heritage Christian pitcher Alayna Tesnar went the distance, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out nine.

The Eagles finished the season 19-9.

Triton Central (19-5) will travel to 2A No. 10 Union County Tuesday for a one-game regional. The Patriots (21-4) defeated 2A No. 9 Eastern Hancock Wednesday, 6-5, to get the program a third-straight sectional championship.

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