Second ranked Lansing Kee broke through by scoring three runs in the bottom of third and that was more than enough for pitcher Andy Beck, who gave up only two hits in six innings of work as the Hawks blanked Lisbon 5-0.
Kee high threatened in the first two innings but Lisbon turned double plays to end the threats. Beck said he knew once the top of the order got back up, they would get some runs.
Kee High coach Gene Schultz says he was concerned after the Hawks came away empty in the first two innings. Schultz says he thought they would score, but didn’t and says it reminded him of some games where they had to play defense and then score later to take control. He says it made it a tight game.
Lisbon coach Ryan Stensland says the two out rally in the third let Kee High take control. He says Kee High was able to capitalize and his team wasn’t. Stensland says good teams will do that to you. He says it was great to play at state, and they plan on coming back.
The Lions end the season 20-14.