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St. Elizabeth advances to baseball Final Four

St. Elizabeth advances to baseball Final Four

May 28th, 2011 in News

Zach Rehagen of New Bloomfield stretches to record an out during Friday's Class 2 quarterfinal game against Elsberry in New Bloomfield.

Photo by Stephen Brooks

ST. ELIZABETH - It took a little extra time, but the St. Elizabeth Hornets are going back to the Class 1 Final Four.

The Hornets scored four runs in the top of the eighth inning Friday and defeated previously undefeated Northeast: Cairo 8-4 to claim a berth in the baseball semifinals.

"We're all very excited," St. Elizabeth coach Nick Voss said. "It was a close game all the way."

With the win, St. Elizabeth (14-5) advances to take on La Plata (19-2) in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Meador Park in Springfield.