LIMA, Ohio — The Indians couldn’t hold the lead.

And when they tried to rally, they came up short.

Fort Recovery High School’s baseball team had its season come to an end Thursday as it fell 3-2 to the Perry Commodores in their Division IV sectional championship game.

The eighth-seeded Indians scored a run in the top of the second inning to take the lead, but No. 4 seed Perry tied it in the bottom of the fourth then got two runs in the bottom of the fifth. FRHS plated a run back in the top of the sixth but could not pull even despite out-hitting the Commodores 9-5.

Bo Thien suffered the loss, giving up three runs on five hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings of work. He struck out eight batters.

Brock Dues went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI to lead the Tribe offense. Kendrik Wendel and Cale Rammel also had two hits apiece.

Marcus Gaerke scored one run and Rex Leverette had the other as a courtesy runner for Dues. Thien added an RBI.

Fort Recovery finished the season at 13-10, while Perry advances to the district tournament at Coldwater to play top-seeded and third-ranked Lincolnview at 5 p.m. Wednesday.