Defensive play lifts Whitko to win

PERU — A relay play made the difference in a tight baseball game Wednesday night.Whitko beat Peru, 4-3 on the road. The Wildcats held the lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Tigers had a runner on first with two outs. Peru batter Nolan Brimbury hit a double to right field that could have tied the game. But the Whitko defense came through. The team executed what Coach Erik Hisner called a “perfect” relay, with right fielder Hunter Sroufe getting the ball to shortstop Ethan Nicodemus. To read the rest of this story, see the April 18 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.