SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WLFI) - Lafayette Central Catholic jumped out to an early lead on North White and captured a 10-0 victory on Saturday at Coveleski Stadium.
A two-run inside the park home run by Jackson Anthrop during the second inning helped CC put some runs on the board early. Anthrop went a perfect 2-2 at the plate for Lafayette Central Catholic.
"It is great going for that fifth championship. Getting that fifth one for the city of Lafayette just means the world to me," said senior second baseman Jackson Anthrop.
Six runs in the first three innings allowed Lafayette Central Catholic to put the game away early.
"It was a great team effort. I thought we hit the ball extremely well. Our approach was outstanding at the plate. We worked all week on trying to hit the ball the other way. Andrew threw a great game on the mound," said Central Catholic head coach Tim Bordenet.
Andrew Hubertz brought the heat against North White during his outing. North White managed just one hit off of the Lafayette Central Catholic's senior, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out seven during his five innings of work.
Hubertz took a no hitter into the bottom of the fifth inning but with two outs North White junior Drake Fleck broke up the no hit bid with a single to center field.
"We are that much closer to our goal. We have finally got there. So, this is a big week for us of preparation and now we can go out and achieve what we wanted to do all season," said senior pitcher Andrew Hubertz.
Central Catholic improves to 30-5 on the year and will face Vincennes Rivet next week at Victory Field. The two teams met in the 2009 state finals which Central Catholic won by a final score of 14-1.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will seek to expand the nation's broadest school voucher program to disadvantaged preschool-age children and increase access to charter schools in his second year as governor.
A Lafayette woman is charged with forgery and theft after prosecutors said she was stealing money from a family member.
A committee appointed by city of Anderson officials will determine if a deteriorating 9,000-seat high school gymnasium known as the Wigwam can be saved.