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INDIANAPOLIS – The starting pitchers for the Class 3A state baseball championship game will be Josh VanMeter for Norwell and Nick Gobert for Jasper.

VanMeter, a fifth-round draft pick of the San Diego Padres, is a senior and is 13-1 with a 1.39 ERA.

He has 110 strikeouts and 16 walks in 75 1/3 innings of work.

Gobert, a senior, is 9-0 with a 0.81 ERA. He has 64 strikeouts and 13 walks in 55 1/3 innings.

Norwell has a team ERA of 2.44, while Jasper is 1.74.

The programs met in the state title game in 2006, with Jasper winning 13-12.

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.