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Irish shut out Wahama for first state tourney berth in 30 years

By RICK ELMORE The Herald-Dispatch relmore@herald-dispatch.comMay 22, 2019

HUNTINGTON — The last time the Huntington St. Joe Fighting Irish made the state tournament George H.W. Bush was president of the United States, “Family Ties” aired its final episode and Sunday Silence won two-thirds of horse racing’s Triple Crown with wins at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.

The No. 3-seeded Fighting Irish are headed to the state tournament for the first time since 1989 after defeating Wahama 7-0 Tuesday at the YMCA Kennedy Center’s George T. Smailes Field, giving head coach Dave Jenkins’ team the Class A, Region IV baseball championship.

Tuesday’s win followed a 9-2 win Monday by the Irish in Mason, West Virginia. Much like that game, Tuesday’s contest was never close.

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