Photo gallery: Knappa state baseball playoff game vs Weston-McEwen
TigerScots top Loggers, 3-2.
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Knappa’s Ryan Palek slides into home on a Tyson Burnard hit to give the Loggers a 1-0 lead.
From left, Knappa’s Tyson Burnard, Austin Dragoo and Austin Palek make their way off the field after coming up short in a semifinal showdown with Weston-McEwen. The TigerScots advanced to the state championship game with a 3-2 win Tuesday at Teevin Field.
Weston-McEwen’s Lance Thacker, right, races across home plate to score from third base on a wild pitch and is greeted by teammate Chuck Simmons. Knappa’s Tyson Burnard and the Loggers’ defense could not cover the plate in time to prevent the run that broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning.
Knappa’s Nate Truax, right, pauses to congratulate pitcher Chase Rusinovich after the Loggers struck out the side to end the first inning against Weston-McEwen. The first seven outs recorded by Knappa came via Rusinovich strikeouts.