MISHAWAKA — Make it five in a row for the Penn baseball program.
The No. 10 Kingsmen outscored Northridge 11-10 to claim their fifth straight sectional championship Monday.
Penn, with the victory in its own Class 4-A sectional title game, advances to face rival Mishawaka in the second semifinal game of the Class 4-A LaPorte Regional on Saturday.
Sophomore Camryn Szynski fanned the final two batters of the game with the bases loaded to preserve the win for Penn. Szynski also had two hits and three RBI in the marathon contest.
Penn improves to 27-4 with its 21st straight win. The Kingsmen, who were state runner-up a year ago, had lost 3-0 to Northridge way back on March 28 as part of an 0-3 start to the season.
The game was back and forth as the teams combined for 22 hits. Penn scored five runs in both the third and fifth innings en route to the win.
The Kingsmen built an 11-6 lead before the Raiders scored three times in the sixth frame and added one more in the final inning to cut it to 11-10.
Logan Pratt homered and Nick Logan cracked a double for the Raiders.
Hayden Berg doubled and tripled for the Kingsmen.
Northridge finishes its season at 14-10.