Long ball sinks Sabers-Payton Preston

Central DeWitt senior Payton Preston swings at a pitch during Tuesday night’s 4A regional final with West Delaware. Preston’s hit in the top of the fifth inning allowed teammate Hannah Palzkill to beat a tag at the plate and pull the Sabers within a run of the Hawks. West Delaware, though, opened the sixth inning by hitting back-to-back home runs and scored four runs overall in the inning to pull away for a 6-1 victory.