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Koelling carries Blair Oaks past New Bloomfield

Blair Oaks' Jacob Koelling pitches against New Bloomfield on Monday in the season opener at the Falcon Athletic Complex.

Blair Oaks' Jacob Koelling pitches against New Bloomfield on Monday in the season opener at the Falcon Athletic Complex. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

WARDSVILLE — Jacob Koelling put up some strong numbers on the mound last season for the Blair Oaks Falcons.

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An ERA of 1.44 in a team-high 43 2/3 innings probably should have resulted in better than a 4-4 record. The junior is off to a similar start this year, with a 1 in the win category.

Koelling threw six innings of one-hit ball Monday as the Falcons blanked the New Bloomfield Wildcats 5-0 in the season opener for both teams.

“What a performance for a first-time out,” Blair Oaks coach Harv Antle said. “He was efficient, threw strikes, hit spots and kept his pitch count down.”

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