The Asher Indians defeated two top-five teams to advance to Saturday's championship game at the Roff Invitational
ROFF – The Asher Indians defeated two top-five opponents in two days to advance to Saturday’s championship game at the Roff Invitational, downing fourth-ranked Leedey 12-2 in Thursday’s quarterfinals before holding off third-ranked Lookeba-Sickles 9-6 in the semifinals Friday.
The Indians (17-7) scored five runs in the second and seven more in the third in defeating Leedey. Hunter Fowler had two hits with an RBI and Trucker Lee added an RBI double for the Indians.
Sean Fleming won his second game of the season on the mound, allowing three hits and five walks while striking out six in four innings of work.
The game ended after four innings because of the run rule.
In Friday’s semifinals the Indians built a 9-2 lead only to see Lookeba-Sickles score four in the final two innings to make it close.
Tanner Andrews improved to 10-2 on the season, striking out 11 and allowing five hits and three walks in a complete game effort.
Tim Johnson and Lee both went 4-for-4 in the game. Johnson had a pair of doubles and drove in a run while Lee had a two-run home run in the third inning and finished with four RBIs.
Colby Carpenter had two hits including an RBI while Phillip Leon had two base hits and drove in two runs.
The Indians will face the Roff-Dale winner in Saturday’s championship game. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.