Section Baseball: South Ridge claims 7A title, Hinckley-Finlayson claims 5A title

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In Virginia on Thursday, the battle for the section 7A championship went down between #1 South Ridge as they needed two wins over # 2 Cherry.

Panthers Josiah Deloach hit a sac fly to centerfield sending home both Benjamin Pretasky and Kai Tuominen.

The Tigers went on to break the 3-3 tie game in the fourth inning, with a centerfield hit by Kaleb Rinerson allowing Noah Asuma to score.

In the top of the seventh, Panthers lead 8-6 until Wyatt Olson hit one deep into center field for a two-run score. The Panthers went on to win game 1, 12-6, then went on to win in game 2, breaking a 7-7 tie in the bottom of the 8th inning to claim their fifth straight title.

In section 5A, Hinckley-Finlayson took down Sebeka 11-6 to punch their first ticket to state since 2018.

State tournament starts Jun 13 –16 2023.