CLASS 2 BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP….. The Hallsville Indians earned the second baseball state championship in school history with an 11-4 win over Springfield Catholic at Taylor Stadium in Columbia Thursday night. Hallsville, which is just north of Columbia, had a fan base that took up about three-quarters of the stadium. The Indians took advantage of six walks, four hit batters and four Irish errors to get the win. Hallsville also won the title in 1987 under Barry Koeneke, who has led HHS for 29 years. During a post-game interview a few of his players doused Koeneke with a cooler full of ice water. Drenched, Koeneke exclaimed, “Oh it is cold! But it’s a good kind of cold, now!”….CLASS 1 BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP…..Archie High School took home its first state title by winning the Class 1 championship 4-3 over Oran High School. Luke Young won the game for the Whirlwinds by scoring on a wild pitch from Oran pitcher Matt Seyer. This was Oran’s seventh trip to the Final Four and they are still without a state title. The only team with more trips to the semifinals without bringing home a championship is Sikeston, which will play in the Class 3 semis today. For Archie head coach Matt Trainor this is a bit of redemption. Trainor heard complaints from parents after a slow 7-4 start. Holding the state championship trophy after the game Trainor said, “There will probably be someone who wants to fire me, but I guess I’m decent. I got (the trophy). If anyone wants to (complain) I can always show them this in the trophy case.”