After dropping game one of a River Valley Conference doubleheader 12-1, Mid-Prairie refocused and regrouped before the nightcap. 

They beat Class 2A No. 1 Wilton 4-3 behind a 17-strikeout performance from ace Brad Tornow. 

Wilton scored two in their first at-bat, with Colin McCrabb knocking a two-run home run to left field to make it 2-0. 

Mid-Prairie took the lead in the bottom half of the inning, with Tornow leading off with a single. He was moved over by a Keegan Gingerich sacrifice bunt and scored on a wild pitch during Aidan Rath's at-bat. 

Rath tripled to right field, sliding in easily. He then scored on a ground ball from Vinnie Bowlin. Bowlin was safe at first after Wilton attempted to throw Rath out at the plate. 

Bowlin eventually scored on a single from catcher Colton Hobbs. 

Tornow continued to deny any hitting to the Beavers, but in the third McCrabb hit a solo home run to center field. He drove in all three of Wilton's runs. 

The game was delayed for around 35 minutes in the third inning due to lightning. 

In the fourth, Brad Tornow hit a two-out infield single to second base. After a steal on the first pitch, Keegan Gingerich ripped a double to left field and scored Tornow for the 4-3 lead. 

Tornow eventually hit 17 strikeouts including all three in the seventh inning to finish out the game. He now has 70 strikeouts in 40 and one-third innings of work. 

Mid-Prairie is now 13-9 on the season. They are next in action today against Monticello at home. They will host Washington on Friday before traveling to Nelson Corp Field in Clinton to take on Camanche on Saturday. 

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