Avon showed why it is the No. 1 seed in the Lorain District.
The Eagles shut out visiting North Olmsted on May 13 in a sectional final, 5-0, behind a tremendous effort on the mound by senior Scott Barnum and speed on the basepaths coupled with timely hits.
Barnum pitched 61/3 innings of three-hit ball for the Eagles, allowing only two runners to reach second and none to third while striking out 10 and walking three.
“I just did my job and let my fielders do theirs,” Barnum, who improved to 6-1 on the season, said. “It just felt good. I was hitting my spots and my pitches were working well today.”