Bedford senior Jonathan Shepherd slides safely into second as Belleville junior Anthony Kovach jumps to catch a throw. Shepherd scored the team's single run in the 1-0 win.
THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH
Mules top Kennedy 3-1 with single in 7th, then outlast Belleville 1-0.
Game 1: Bedford topped Kennedy 3-1 in a regional baseball semifinal.
The Kicking Mules, who received a strong outing from starter Jackson Lamb, will play Belleville later today for a trip to state.
Lamb allowed four hits and struck out six in seven innings. He walked six.
Joshua Strickland broke open the game in the top of the seventh with a two-run single to go up 3-0.
Dennis Guss had a RBI single in the third for Bedford.
Game 2: Bedford beat Belleville 1-0 to win a regional baseball title and advance to the state quarterfinal.
The Kicking Mules will play Tuesday in East Lansing.
Kyle Kuhr picked up the win, going all seven innings and allowing four hits. He struck out two.
Bedford (30-7) scored in the top of the second when Lucas Mayo singled home Jonathan Shepherd.