1999 IHSAA BASEBALL STATE FINALS

June 26, 1999

Victory Field, Indianapolis

Class 3A

Madison captures

first baseball crown

Led by the record-setting pitching of senior Bryan Bullington and two triples from senior Chad Liter, Madison captured its first IHSAA baseball state title with a 10-0 triumph over Carroll (Fort Wayne) in the 1999 Class 3A championship.

Madison (31-2) broke open a 0-0 game in the top of the third inning when Liter led off with a triple and scored as senior Collin Schafer followed with another triple. The Cubs added two more runs in the inning when Bullington helped his cause by singling in Schafer and Chris Bass, who had walked.

The Cubs added six more runs in the sixth, sparked by Liter's three-run triple with no outs. Liter subsequently scored on a wild pitch, and two more runs came across after Carroll errors.

Bullington took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before senior Ryan Delagrange singled sharply to rightfield with one out. Bullington went the distance and struck out seven for his 15th victory of the season against no defeats. Bullington is the first player to pitch a complete game and hurl a one-hitter in a state championship game. There has never been a no-hitter.

It is the second IHSAA title overall for Madison. The other came in 1950 in boys basketball.

Carroll, also making its first appearance in the state finals, finished 20-14.

 

Griffith named Mental Attitude Award Recipient

Griffith, a senior at Madison High School, was chosen by the IHSAA Executive Committee as the 1999 recipient of the L.V. Phillips Mental Attitude Award in Class 3A baseball.

A three-year starter for the Cubs, Griffith was an integral component to a team that compiled an 86-14 record during the past three seasons. In football, he was an academic all-state selection.

Academically, Griffith had a 3.8 grade point average and ranked 18th in his graduating class of 235 students He is a member of the National Honor Society and will attend Miami University on a football scholarship.

Farm Bureau Insurance, corporate partner of the IHSAA, presented a $1,000 check to Madison High School in the name of Griffith.

 

IHSAA Class 3A Baseball State Championship Game

Madison (10)

AB

R

H

RBI

Chad Liter, cf

4

2

3

3

Bill McClelland, ph

1

0

0

0

Collin Schafer, 1b

3

2

1

1

Jim Lucas, ph

1

0

1

1

Chris Bass, ss

3

2

0

0

Nate Kortokrax, ph

1

0

0

0

Bryan Bullington, p

4

0

1

3

Ryan Mahoney, 2b

4

0

0

0

Keith Black, rf

4

0

1

0

Ed Meier, 3b

3

1

0

0

Nick Griffith, c

2

1

1

0

Brandon Johnson, ph

1

0

1

0

Shawn Barnes, pr

0

1

0

0

Kyle Dunn, lf

2

1

1

0

Joe Jenner, ph

1

0

0

0

TOTALS

34

10

10

8

Carroll (Fort Wayne) (0)

AB

R

H

RBI

Luke Amstutz, ss

2

0

0

0

Jon Dove, p/cf

3

0

0

0

Ryan Delagrange, 3b

3

0

1

0

Justin Walborn, rf

2

0

0

0

Jim Irven, c

2

0

0

0

Jeff Baker, lf

2

0

0

0

Kyle Wynn, 1b

2

0

0

0

Doug Hart, ph

1

0

0

0

Eric Shippy, 2b

2

0

0

0

Mark Trahin, ph

1

0

0

0

Chris Weldy, dh/p

3

0

0

0

Darrell Richard, cf

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

23

0

1

0

Madison

0

0

3

0

0

6

1

--

10

10

1

Carroll

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

--

0

1

5

 

E Meier, Amstutz 3, Dove, Irven. 2B Delagrange. 3B Liter 2, Schafer. SB Bass, Black. WP Dove 2, Weldy. PB Irven. HBP Irven (by Bullington). LOB Madison 8, Carroll 6. SH Griffith. Umpires Jeff Wilson (Home Plate), Don Hittle (First Base), Ron Stevens (Second Base), Fred Steele (Third Base). Time of Game 2:19.

Pitching Summary

IP

R

ER

H

BB

SO

Bryan Bullington (W, 15-0)

7.0

0

0

1

3

7

Jon Dove (L, 8-6)

5.0

9

6

8

4

4

Chris Weldy

2.0

1

1

2

0

1