NEW RICHMOND - It would be hard to find anything wrong with Westside's play in its Class AA Region 3, Section 1 matchup with archrival Wyoming East on Thursday night.
When push came to shove, Wyoming East just did it a little better.
A night after getting shut out by Independence, Wyoming East mustered only two runs until the seventh inning.
Trailing 4-2, and facing elimination at the hands of the county rival it handled by a combined 31-2 in the regular season (13-1 and 18-1), Wyoming East finally put together a good inning, as Chase York's two-out base hit scored McQuade Canada and Clay Lester with the tying runs.
An inning later, Canada, who was 4 for 5 with a double and two runs, chased home freshman Tanner Whitten with the winning run.
Canada also started on the mound, but was relieved to save his pitch count but had to be reinserted on the mound to close out Westside's big inning.
Westside had scored twice in the seventh to take a 4-2 lead after Spencer Kenney tied it in the top of the sixth, scoring Hunter Bailey.
Matt Caldwell had two hits to extend his hit streak to 19 games, and he had RBI singles in the first and third innings to give the Warriors a 2-1 lead.
Hunter Bailey had a sac fly RBI in the first to give the Renegades a 1-0 lead.
Chandler Harvey put together a tour de force on the mound for Westside, going seven strong innings and only giving up three hits before he was knocked out by the pitch count rule.
Wyoming East 5, Westside 4 (8) - Thursday
Westside 100 001 20 - 4 7 1
Wyoming East 101 000 21 - 5 9 3
Battery - W: Chandler Harvey, Elijah Perdue (8) and Spencer Kenney; WE: McQuade Canada, Clay Lester (4), Dylan Repass (8) and Eric Hoosier. WP - Dylan Repass 13 pitches, 7 strikes, 0.2 IP 1H 0R 0ER 1BB 0K. LP - Elijah Perdue 12 pitches, 8 strikes, 0.1 IP 2H 1 R 1ER 1BB 0K. Hitting - W: CHandler Harvey (run), Hunter Lester 2-3 (run), Logan Vance 1-3, Bradie Vance 2-4 (RBI), Hunter Bailey 1-2 (run, 2 RBI), Spencer Kenney 2-4 (RBI). WE: McQuade Canada 4-5 (2B, 2 runs, RBI), Eric Hoosier (run), Matt Caldwell 2-3 (2 RBI), Clay Lester 1-4 (run), Chase York 1-4 (2B, 2 RBI), Tanner Whitten 1-2 (run), Jared Sandy 1-1.
Wyoming East 0
NEW RICHMOND - No. 3 seed Independence got a huge effort from Hunter Schoolcraft in a 5-0 victory against No. 2 seed Wyoming East Wednesday.
That put the Patriots into the winner's bracket while Wyoming East fell to the loser's bracket.
Wyoming East ace Matt Caldwell nearly matched Schoolcraft pitch for pitch early, but Indy broke through in the fourth with a run when Caleb Daniels scored David Wilson, who had reached on error, with a two-out double.
The Patriots broke it open with four in the sixth inning. Daniels, freshman Atticus Goodson and Michael McKinney each had RBIs in the sixth inning.
Matt Caldwell had two hits in the game for Wyoming East, which had five in the contest.
Five different players had hits for Independence.
The Patriots lost a 15-inning marathon with Oak Hill in the winner's bracket game, 12-11.
Independence at Wyoming East - Wednesday
Independence 000 104 0 - 5 5 1
Wyoming East 000 000 0 - 0 5 6
Battery - I: Hunter Schoolcraft and Caleb Daniels. WE: Matt Caldwell, Clay Lester (6) and Eric Hoosier. WP - Schoolcraft 66 pitches, 48 strikes, 7.0 IP 5H 0R 0ER 0BB 2K. LP - Caldwell 111 pitches, 71 strikes, 5.2 IP 5H 5R 0ER 1BB 2K. Hitting - I: Michael McKinney 1-4 (RBI), Hunter Schoolcraft 1-3, Zachary George (run), A.J. Zilinski 1-4 (run), Hayden Miller 1-4 (run), Caleb Daniels 1-3 (2B run, 2 RBI), Cole Blake (run); WE: McQuade Canada 1-3, Eric Hoosier 1-3, Matt Caldwell 2-3, Tanner Whitten 1-3.
Liberty 4, Westside 3
GLEN DANIELS - Liberty scored four runs early and held off a late Westside rally to win the first game of the Class AA Region 3, Section 1 tournament at Liberty.
The No. 4 seed Raiders got three runs in the third and another in the fourth in support of starter and winner Chris Begley.
The No. 5 seed Renegades mounted a rally in the sixth, tallying three runs to close to within a run.
Each of the three meetings between the two schools was decided by a run (3-2, 9-8 and 4-3).
Shawn Persinger continued his late-season hot streak, going 2 for 3 for the Raiders, who had just four hits in the game.
Bradie Vance was 3 for 4 with a double and a run for Westsdide (10-20).
Liberty at Westside - Tuesday
Westside 000 003 0 - 3 5 3
Liberty 003 100 x - 4 4 3
Battery - W: Bradie Vance, Chandler Harvey (6) and Spencer Kenney; L: Chris Begley and Ethan Hill. WP - Chris Begley 106 pitches, 72 strikes, 7.0 IP 5H 3R 1ER 3BB 10K. LP Bradie Vance 109 pitches, 63 strikes, 5.0 IP 4H 4R 4ER 5BB 9K. Hitting - W: Hunter Lester 1-4 (run), Bradie Vance 3-4 (2B, run), Elijah Perdue (run), Tyler Cameron 1-2 (RBI). L: Nate Griffith (run), Shawn Pennington 2-3 (run), C. Gray (RBI), Logan Williams 1-4 (run, RBI), Dalin Adkins 1-3 (RBI).