Versailles beats Madison to reach D-III regional baseball final

Tigers build 6-0 lead before Madison rallies

Versailles avenged a 2018 district championship loss, beating Middletown Madison 8-4 in a Division III regional semifinal on Thursday at Wright State’s Nischwitz Stadium.

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The Tigers (17-9) advanced to the 5 p.m. regional final on Friday against Roger Bacon, which beat Cincinnati Country Dayton 4-2 in the first regional semifinal Thursday at Wright State. Versailles seeks its ninth state berth and first since 2016.

The regional champion plays in the state final four at 4 p.m. June 8 at Canal Park in Akron. The Division III state championship takes place a day later at 7 p.m.

Versailles scored a run in each of the first three innings and added three runs in the fourth. Madison got back in the game with four runs in the fifth.

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Madison fell to 0-3 all time in the regional tournament. The Mohawks finished the season 24-7. A year ago, Madison beat Versailles 1-0 in eight innings.

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