Saturday

AT FOUR WINDS FIELD, SOUTH BEND

North Miami (9-16) vs. Washington Township (20-6), 10 a.m.

Fremont (17-13) vs. South Central (20-7), approx 12:30 p.m.

Championship, 6 p.m.

Players to watch: SOUTH CENTRAL —P/SS Kyle Schmack (5-1, 1.83 ERA, 53 SO/42 IP; .559, 8 HR, 35 RBI, 36 runs, 10 2B), CF/P Carson Husmann (.446, 14 HR, 36 RBI, 41 runs; 4-1, 2.33 ERA, 41 SO/23 IP), SS/P Trent Smoker (4-3, 2.08 ERA; .328, 20 RBI, 26 runs), 3B/P BJ Intagliata (3-1; .290, 15 RBI), C Karsen Bailey (.283, 16 runs, 18 RBI). FREMONT — Kameron Colclasure (4-3, 2.68 ERA; .410 9 2B, 5 3B, 20 RBI, 21 SB, 35 runs), Mick Laisure (2-4, 3.19 ERA; .290, 19 SB, 20 runs), Rourke Crabill (3-3, 2.97 ERA; .304, 8 2B, 12 SB, 23 runs, 21 RBI), Nicholas Miller (.395, 34 RBI), Ethan Bock (.360, 17 RBI). WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — Steven Hernandez (.386, 29 RBI; 3-1, 3.96 ERA), Jacob Hernadez (5-1, 2.69 ERA, 51 SO/28 2/3 IP; .375, 18 RBI); William Roberts (.382, 10 2B, 18 RBI; 6-2, 1.79 ERA, 70 SO/54 2/3 IP), Jared Armstrong (.388, 17 SB, 34 runs), Michael Funk (.346, 18 RBI). NORTH MIAMI — Jackson Green (.408, 17 RBI; 2-3, 3.36 ERA), Tyler Bauer (.385), Eli Henderson (.381, 20 runs), Nathan Musselman (.321, 18 RBI; 2-6, 4.01 ERA), Braxton Beall (3-1, 3.44 ERA).

Fast facts: South Central is in its fourth straight regional and fifth in six years. It reached the finals in 2017. S.C. beat Washington 3-2 and 4-3 (eight innings) this season. The Satellites have hit 26 home runs while the Eagles have hit two. South Central averages 8.6 runs per game scored and 3.9 allowed. Fremont averages 6.8 runs per game scored and 4.8 allowed. Fremont had 107 stolen bases to South Central's 23. The Eagles start just three seniors. Miller, its top hitter, is a freshman. Fremont is in its second consecutive regional, Washington Township is in its fifth regional in six years and North Miami is in its debut regional.

Quote: "I think there's more of a sense of urgency. Yeah, we're accomplishing goals, but we want to do something we haven't done before. This means the most. We're back into where we were before. We want to make it to the final four. They want to bring that back." — South Central coach Ryan Kruszka 

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