Andy Edwards hit an early, 2-out bases-loaded triple to put the New Palestine baseball team ahead 3-0, and it cruised to a 15-0 win against Herron on Wednesday in the quarterfinal of Class 3A Sectional 26 at Bishop Chatard.
The Dragons (18-11), a defending sectional and regional champ, advanced to face Marshall or Chatard on Saturday in the semifinals at 11 a.m. Marshall and Chatard will square off today. Saturday’s other semifinal is Guerin-Brebeuf.
Against Herron (10-6), New Palestine added seven runs in the third inning for a 10-0 advantage.
Herron collected just one hit in the five-inning contest, while the Dragons pounded out 14 hits.
Royals’ season comes to an end
In the Class 2A Sectional 41 quarterfinal at Centerville, Union County defeated Eastern Hancock 10-2.
Union County (17-12) advanced to Monday’s semifinal to face Knightstown (24-3).
Eastern Hancock finished 15-11 on the year.
Class 4A Sectional 9 at Pendleton Heights
Pendleton Heights 3, Mt. Vernon 2
Anderson vs. Connersville, 5:30 p.m.
Greenfield-Central vs. New Castle, 7:30 p.m.
Richmond vs. Mt. Vernon, noon
Anderson-Connersville winner vs. Greenfield-Central vs. New Castle winner, 2 p.m.
Championship, 7 p.m.
Class 3A Sectional 26 at Bishop Chatard
New Palestine 15, Herron 0
Marshall vs. Bishop Chatard, 5 p.m.
New Palestine vs. Marshall-Bishop Chatard winner, 11 a.m.
Guerin vs. Brebeuf, 2 p.m.
Championship, 5 p.m.
Class 2A Sectional 41 at Centerville
Union County 10, Eastern Hancock 2
Centerville vs. Northeastern, 5 p.m.
Hagerstown vs. Cambridge City Lincoln, 8 p.m.
Knightstown vs. Union County, 10 a.m.
Centerville-Northeastern winner vs. Hagerstown-Cambridge City Lincoln winner, 1 p.m.
Championship, 8 p.m.