Lions edge Clyde in district title game
The Concordia Lions held on to defeat Clyde 7-5 in the championship game of the Peewee Baseball District 3 Tournament Friday night at the Concordia Sports Complex.
Clifton knocked off the Concordia Knights of Columbus 5-1 in the third-place game.
The top three teams from the district advance to the state tournament to be played this week in Concordia.
Logan Jackson singled and scored a run in the top of the first inning to give the Concordia Lions a 1-0 lead on Clyde.
Clyde tied the game with a run in the bottom of the inning.
A run in the second inning gave Clyde a 2-1 advantage.
The Lions reclaimed the lead at 3-2 with two runs in the top of the third inning.
Grant Robinson walked and scored in the inning and Drake Blochlinger was hit by a pitch and scored.
The Lions added two runs in the fourth inning to go up 5-2.
Chane Parker and Wyatt Franz each singled and scored in the inning.
The Lions extended the lead to 7-2 with two runs in the top of the fifth inning.
Maddox Frey singled and scored for the Lions. Parker also scored a run.
Clyde closed the gap to 7-5 with three runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Franz had two hits in the game for the Lions. Parker scored two runs.
In the third-place game, the Knights of Columbus took a 1-0 lead on Clifton in the top of the first inning when Sean Morgan was hit by a pitch and came around to score.
The Knights of Columbus were shut out over the final four innings.
Clifton tied the game with a run in the bottom of the first.
Scoring a run in the third inning, Clifton went up 2-1.
Clifton added three runs in the fourth inning to make it 5-1.