FORT WAYNE, IN. (WANE) – For the first time since 1995, Bishop Dwenger is off to semi-state. The Saints scored 22 total runs in wins over Norwell and Yorktown on Saturday to capture their first regional championship in nearly two decades. In the championship game, the bats wasted no time. After scoring two quick runs in the first, the Saints added three more in the second inning to take a 5-2 lead. From there, it was a steady stream of offense carrying Dwenger to a championship. The Saints meet 29-5 Andrean next Saturday in semi-state.
Carroll wasn’t quite as lucky. The Chargers handled McCutcheon 5-1 in the regional semi-finals before coming up short against Noblesville in Saturday’s title game. An early 3-1 for Carroll evaporated late as Noblesville scored six of the final seven runs.
The game of the night though took place way out in Whiting. Westview and Lafayette Central Catholic battled well into the night, an IHSAA regional record 18 innings in fact. The Warriors just didn’t have enough kick at the end though as LCC pulled away late for an 8-3 win.