East Advances to Sectional Championship
Lakota East moves on in tournament play by beating St Xavier 4-0. Grayson Hamilton was lights out pitching a complete game shutout. He collected a phenomenal 13 strikeouts facing 24 batters, giving up only 3 hits and no runs.
The Thunderhawks scored early with one run in the first from Will Koger leadoff double who then scored from a Mitchell Vincent base hit. The Hawks added 2 more in the 5th beginning with back to back singles from Christian Bodden and Preston Dorsey. With bases loaded, Mitchell Vincent was clutch once again scoring both Bodden and Dorsey. The insurance run came in the 6th starting with a single from Devon Milburn. Dylan Rissola pitched ran for Milburn and scored from a Dorsey single. The Thunderhawks total offense was Mitchell Vincent (2-3, 3RBI), Preston Dorsey (2-3, RBI), Sean Church (1-2), Kyle McDonough (1-2), Christian Bodden (1-3), Devon Milburn (1-3), and Will Koger (1-4).
The Hawks will face Turpin on Tuesday, 5/21 at Kings High School at 5 pm. The winner will advance to play either Badin or LaSalle, Thursday, May 23rd 5:00. for the District Championship and a trip to Regionals.