Aurora Christian ace Jake Kuntzendorf held Valmeyer to just four hits, and the Eagles went on for a 5-1 win Saturday in the Class 1A state championship game at Dozer Park in Peoria.
Aurora Christian (33-2) scored a run in the second inning and added three more in the third off Pirates sophomore Philip Reinhardt (6-3).
The title game loss is the second straight for Valmeyer (31-10), which dropped a 6-3 decision to Peoria Heights in the state championship game a year ago.
Catcher Tyler Kempfer drove in the Pirates' only run with a single in the sixth inning.
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