(La Porte, IN) - The boys baseball team from South Central High School came as close as it gets to advancing to the state finals over the weekend.
The semi-final championship game at Schreiber Field in La Porte was tied 4-4 in the bottom of the 7 inning when the Satellites led off with a triple. The next two batters were intentionally walked by Lafayette Central Catholic to set up a force play at each of the bags. The Satellites were unable to score, though, from two strikeouts and a routine fly ball by the next three hitters.
Lafayette Central Catholic then scored five runs in the top of the extra inning. The Satellites did not score in the bottom half of the inning.
Principal Ben Anderson said it was great season but the dramatic ending was difficult especially for the seniors. “Obviously, any time you play your last game it’s a tough one but when you’re in a nail biter like that in a game that you’re so close to winning I think it makes it just that much more difficult,” he said.
The girls’ softball team played for the state championship Friday but lost 11-5.