Baxter's state champion Pepsi Babe Ruth 10-U baseball team won the Midwest Regional championship in Iowa City, Iowa, with a 12-9 victory over Colorado Wednesday.
Baxter lost 12-4 to Colorado earlier Wednesday to force a second game for the title.
Earlier, Baxter defeated Nebraska 12-5, Missouri 3-0 and Colorado 6-3.
Baxter's Zach Holmen, Chris Pohlkamp, Mitchell McLain and Matt Pikula were honored as team MVPs after each game.
Winning pitchers were Matt Doss, Pikula and McLain (twice).
Leading hitters for Baxter were McLain, who was 9-for-14 with seven RBI, Pikula was 9-16 with four RBI, Holmen was 8-15 and had five RBI and Pohlkamp was 7-12 with four RBI.
"Our defense played unbelievably well," Baxter coach Joe Pohlkamp said.
Baxter (14-1-1) advances to the Babe Ruth World Series, which begins Aug. 7, at Vincennes, Ind.
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