Updated: Sunday, 10 Jun 2012, 12:04 AM EDT
Published : Sunday, 10 Jun 2012, 12:04 AM EDT
CLICK ON VIDEO TAB TO SEE WANE'S COVERAGE AND EXTENDED HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2A SEMI-STATE FINAL BETWEEN NORTHFIELD AND HEBRON (CLIP 2) AND THE 1A SEMI-STATE MEETING BETWEEN LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC AND BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN (CLIP 3).
On a day with three area baseball teams competing for the right to play for a state title - Northfield was the only team to advance, defeating Hebron 5-4 in nine innings. Northfield will now play next weekend at Victory Field in Indianapolis for a state championship.
Northfield starter Ryan Keaffaber was brilliant on the hill - retiring 14 straight batters at one point. Both teams did their damage early - scoring three runs each through three innings. It wasn't until the ninth that the offenses managed to break through again - with Northfield emerging the victor.
In 3A semi-state action, Bellmont saw their season come to an end at the hands of Western. The Braves were defeated 11-6. Bellmont led 6-5 going into the seventh inning before the Panthers offense exploded for six unanswered runs. The Braves finish the year 24-9.
In the Class A final, Blackhawk Christian saw its 11-game winning streak snapped by Lafayette Central Catholic - falling 4-1. It was a pitchers duel throughout, with the score tied 1-1 heading into the sixth. That was before LCC scored three runs and held the Braves scoreless over the final two innings to secure the win.
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