ELROSA PUNCHES TICKET TO 3RD STRAIGHT STATE TOURNEY
(Cody Eichers put another one on the board....YES!!)
FARMING--With the score tied 1-1, Cody Eichers stepped up and hit a solo home run to center field to give the Saints the 2-1 lead and Aaron Vogt make it stick as the veteran right hander shut down the Lake Henry offense as the Saints punched their ticket to their 3rd straight State tourney appearance with the victory. It was Eichers' second home run of the tourney and Vogt earned the complete game pitching victory behind solid defense, 5 timely strikeouts and 0 walks in yet another epic Region performance.
Elrosa took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI from Matt Schmitz which was quickly erased the Lakers responded with a run of their own in the early innings. A pitcher's duel would ensue as Carter Wessel and Aaron Vogt consistently pitched themselves out of jams in the middle innings. Vogt gave up 11 hits but struck out five Lakers in crunch situations. Kevin Kuefler and Derek Weiner each had nice diving catches in the outfield to help keep the lead intact. Eichers' bomb to center field was one of six hits for the navy and orange who advance to play Richmond Friday night in Farming at 8 p.m.