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Shakamak ends Southwestern's record-setting baseball season

Southwestern’s record-setting baseball season came to an end Saturday with a 10-1 loss to Shakamak in the semifinal opener at the Class A Morristown Regional.

 

The Lakers puts runs on the scoreboard in each of the first five innings Saturday morning and cruised into the championship game where it shut down Oldenburg Academy, 13-0.

 

Class A, No. 10 Shakamak (16-7) will face No. 5 Borden (22-6-1) at 1 p.m. this Saturday at the Mooresville Semistate.

 

And at the Laporte Semistate, No. 2 Washington Township (25-7) takes on unranked Cowan (15-13) at 11 a.m. Saturday.

 

The winners advance to the Class A State Championship Game at Victory Field in Indianapolis.

 

Anick Hartsell took his first and only loss of the season for Southwestern. The senior (8-1) was lifted after two innings and the Spartans trailing 3-0.

 

Matthew Clements took over but the Lakers kept the pressure on scoring one run in the third, two more in the fourth and four in the fifth to blow the game wide open.

 

Southwestern’s only run came on a Christian DeArmitt single in the fourth that scored Jordan Jones.

 

The Spartans finished 22-5, a school record for wins, and captured the Shelby County Tournament title, a share of the Mid-Hoosier Conference title and celebrated the program’s first sectional title since 1999.