FREMONT — Just 15 miles apart, the Churubusco and Central Noble baseball teams traveled over an hour to Fremont Saturday to play the Northeast Corner Conference title game.
Fending off sleet and cold temperatures, the Eagles were unable to hold off Central Noble, falling 8-5 to the Cougars.
Central Noble grabbed three runs in the top of the first inning, while ’Busco countered with one.
The Cougars tacked on another run in the top of the second inning to take a 4-1 lead.
Central Noble tacked on four more runs in the top of the seventh to take a lopsided 8-1 lead.
The Eagles attempted a rally in the bottom of the seventh, scoring four runs, but it was too late for Churubusco, falling 8-5.
Alan Meeks, Kody Poyser, Hayden Kilgore, Chandler Brown and Brent Simmonsall recorded runs for the Eagles.
’Busco had four hits, from Poyser, Simmons, Hayden Kilgore and Austin Goepfrich.