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Prep Report: Morristown, Lutheran advance at baseball sectional

Kade Rogers got Morristown to the finish line but needed a little help from Grant Kessler to get the Yellow Jackets to the 6-3 sectional win.

Morristown took a 5-0 lead after two innings Wednesday and was up 6-1 going to the bottom of the seventh when the Lancers threatened.

Rogers got the first out of the inning before Morristown turned to Kessler, one of the state leaders in strikeouts, to get the final two outs. Kessler walked a batter and struck out two to earn the save.

Rogers got the win, allowing four hits and seven walks while striking out five.

Bryce Bryant had four hits and scored three runs for Morristown (12-11). Rogers, Kane Snyder, Owen Rinzel and Tyler Schonfeld each drove in runs.

Gabe Bennett took the loss for Edinburgh (3-22). The junior allowed six hits and five of Morristown’s six runs. He had eight strikeouts.

Jared Myers had two hits and drove in all three of the Lancers’ runs.

In the other Class A, Sectional 59 quarterfinal game Wednesday at Morristown, Indianapolis Lutheran defeated Eminence, 13-3.

Jackson Brandenburg and Josiah King each had three hits and two RBIs for Lutheran (15-11).

Micah Mackay and Zander Scearce combined to strike out 10 Eels.

Trevyn Burnett took the loss for Eminence (7-12).

In Saturday’s sectional semifinal games at Morristown, the Yellow Jackets will face Lutheran at 10 a.m. with Greenwood Christian (12-12-1) following against Indianapolis Metropolitan (0-6).

The sectional championship game is set for 10 a.m. Monday.

In another sectional baseball game Wednesday:



Jac-Cen-Del Sectional

Jac-Cen-Del 14, Southwestern 9

The host Eagles built an early 5-0 lead only to fall behind 9-6 and needing a rally to keep their season going.

Jac-Cen-Del scored the final eight runs of the contest to bring an end to Southwestern’s postseason.

Brady Borgman, Clark Dwenger, Devin Grieshop, Landon Comer and Carson Hughes each had two hits for Jac-Cen-Del (9-13). Grieshop had three runs batted in. Dwenger and Comer each drove in two runs.

Comer pitched into the fifth inning and allowed all nine Southwestern runs (none were earned) and struck out seven. Borgman allowed one hit and two walks while striking out three in getting the final seven outs of the game.

Southwestern finished the season 8-12.

Jac-Cen-Del will host North Decatur (7-15) Monday at 10 a.m. in one sectional semifinal contest. South Decatur (16-7) takes on Waldron (7-19) in the second semifinal.

The sectional championship game is at 7 p.m. Monday.

Park Tudor Sectional

Park Tudor 7, Triton Central 0

Brady Redman and Cole Burkman combined for three hits and five RBIs to lead the Class 2A, No. 5 Panthers over the Tigers (14-14) in the sectional opener for both teams.

Bryce Haney pitched four innings and allowed five Park Tudor runs. 

Carter Hall earned the win for the Panthers (21-7), pitching six innings and allowing two hits while striking out eight. Burkman pitched a scoreless inning of relief.

Haney and Eli Sego had TC's only hits.

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