MISHAWAKA – It will be Northridge facing Penn for a sectional baseball title.
The Raiders and the host Kingsmen each picked up semifinal wins Saturday in the Class 4-A Penn Sectional.
Northridge edged past NLC foe Elkhart Memorial 4-3 in a marathon game before the No. 10 ranked Kingsmen rolled past Elkhart Central 10-0 in five innings in the nightcap.
Northridge (14-9) will face Penn (26-4) at 11 a.m. Monday for the sectional championship and a spot in the LaPorte Regional on June 2. Northridge beat Penn 3-0 way back on March 28. That was part of an 0-3 start for the Kingsmen, who have since won 26 of their last 27 games and 20 in a row.
Penn, which was the Class 4-A state runner-up in 2017, will be shooting for a fifth straight sectional crown on Monday.
The Raiders held on as Memorial plated a pair of runs in the final inning and had the bases loaded when the final out was recorded.
Northridge won despite committing five errors and leaving 13 runners on base. Memorial left 10 runners on in the contest.
Nick Logan led the Raiders with a pair of RBI doubles in the victory.
Dylan Rost led Memorial, which finishes at 9-18, with two hits and two runs scored.
Nate Vargo was 3-3 and Marshall Furner had two hits and two RBI to lead Penn to the rout. Sophomore ace Ryan Lynch, who has committed to Notre Dame, got the pitching win for the Kingsmen.
Central finishes its season 18-9.