FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Dark skies threatened high school baseball sectionals on Saturday.
At the 4A sectional at Homestead, Wayne defeated Jay County 7-1. The game was delayed to lightning, but was able to finish in seven innings. Wayne went on to play Homestead in the Championship game.
After two innings of play, more thunder and lightning put the game on hold for over an hour. Once the storms passed through, the two teams took the field. Homestead came out on the winning end with an 8-2 victory to punch their ticket to regionals.
This is Homestead’s third straight sectional title. They will play in the Lafayette-Jefferson regional next week.
Snider and East Noble got the 4A sectional started in the morning. The bats were strong for the Panthers who took down the Knights 12-2 in five innings. Jessie Bates sent a three run shot over the center field wall to help propel his team to victory. Eric Cirillo also went yard with a three run homer of his own, but the homerun became a triple when he did not tag at home plate.
The winner of the DeKalb, North Side game would go on to play Snider in the sectional championship game. Thanks to a strong performance on the mound by Logan Capps, the Redskins defeated the host team 11-6.
The sectional final was scheduled to take place Saturday night, but Mother Nature had other plans. The championship was postponed to Monday at 6:00PM.
Here are other high school baseball sectional scores from the area:
4A AT HOMESTEAD
4A: JAY COUNTY 1 WAYNE 7 (F)
4A: WAYNE 2 HOMESTEAD 8 (F)
SPARTANS CAPTURE SECTIONAL CROWN. ADVANCE TO THE LAFEYETTE-JEFFERSON REGIONAL ON SATURDAY
4A AT DEKALB
4A: EAST NOBLE 2 SNIDER 12 (F/5)
4A: DEKALB 6 NORTH SIDE 11 (F)
4A: SECTIONAL FINAL BETWEEN SNIDER AND NORTHSIDE POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY AT 6:00PM
3A AT NEW HAVEN
3A: GARRETT 11 CONCORDIA LUTHERAN 5 (F)
3A: NEW HAVEN BISHOP DWENGER (PPD)
NEW HAVEN-BISHOP DWENGER GAME MOVED TO MONDAY AT 5:00PM. CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WILL BE PLAYED ON TUESDAY AT 6:00PM
3A AT BELLMONT
3A: HERITAGE 2 MISSISSINEWA 1 (F)
3A: NORTHFIELD 2 BELLMONT 8 (F)
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY AT 5:00PM
2A AT EASTSIDE
2A: BLUFFTON 5 EASTSIDE 3 (F)
2A: CHURUBUSCO 8 WOODLAN 2 (F)
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ON MONDAY AT 7:00PM
2A AT WABASH
2A: MANCHESTER 1 CASS 14 (F)
2A: SOUTHWOOD 6 OAK HILL 0 (PPD-4TH)
GAME WILL RESUME ON MONDAY AT 5:00PM
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WILL BE HELD MONDAY AT 7:00PM.