The Cinderella season continues for Algonquin baseball, as the team that barely made the postseason is now headed to the Division 1 state finals.
Central Division champions Algonquin beat Western champs Westfied in the semifinals last night in Chicopee. The game was tied 3-3 going into the 9th inning. The Metrowest Daily News shares what happened next:
Tim Benson led off by wearing a fastball from Westfield starter Lee Albertson, who gave the Bombers a complete game. Benson advanced to third on consecutive bunts from Tim Strobel and Zach Teplansky. Malik Daley followed with a screeching liner to center that was snagged on a nice diving catch by Conor Laraway, but allowed Benson to tag up and cross the plate with the go-ahead run.
But there was still the matter of the final three outs to attend to. And like the rest of the game, those proved to be anything but routine.
Read how Algonquin managed their way out of a jam in the bottom of the 9th in this article by the MWDN.
On Saturday Algonquin will face South Division champions Xaverian in the championship game at 7:00 pm at Fitton Field in Worcester.
And, of course, baseball isn’t the only Algonquin team in the state finals this spring. The lacrosse teams will play a championship doubleheader tonight at Foley Stadium on Worcester when the girls take on Westwood in the Division 1 finals at 5:00 pm, and the boys face Concord-Carlisle in the Division 2 finals at 7:30 pm.