Class 4A’s 16th-ranked Tecumseh dropped the hammer on Douglass twice Thursday to win a district title and advance to next week’s regionals.
Pitchers Connor Patton and Gage Trahan held the Tojans hitless through both shutout wins — 25-0 in the first game and 15-0 in the second game. Patton struck out seven batters and didn’t issue a walk in improving to 6-3, and Trahan fanned eight of the nine batters he faced in moving to 4-4.
The first game was stopped after 2 1/2 innings, and the second game was stopped after three.
The Savages sent 24 batters to the plate and netted 19 runs from it in the first inning of the opener. Tecumseh clubbed 13 hits, including a triple from Colton Owen and a double from Alan Brewer.
The Trojans committed fiver errors to Tecumseh’s one. Both teams were errorless in the nightcap.
Tecumseh — this time playing as the visiting team — led 3-0 after the first inning. The Savages scored six runs apiece in the second and third.
Darian Permetter went 3-for-3 — all singles — as the Savage tallied 11 hits. Brewer notched his second double of the day.
Now 20-11, the Savages will host Piedmont at 4 p.m. Saturday. They will learn of their regional assignment Monday.
Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith.