Hayfield BB crushes Lyle-Pacelli 8-0 in Section 1A Semis, will face Southland for title

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(ABC 6 News) — On Saturday, the Hayfield Vikings baseball team lived up to their mascot’s name in the Section 1A Semifinals in Austin.

The defending champions faced number two Lyle-Pacelli with a shot at the section title game at stake. Head coach Kasey Krekling’s unit was up 3-0 in the 5th inning when the raid truly began in earnest. Karver Heydt lined a blast into left, bringing home Easton Fritcher to make the score 4-0.

Aiden Nelson followed that up with a sac fly to left, sending home Heydt as Hayfield went up 5-0. Ethan Pack later cracked a RBI to right as did Zander Jacobson afterward, the Vikings landing a four-run gut punch to the Athletics in just one inning.

The defending champions stomped on the Athletics by a final score of 8-0 and will look to make their second straight trip to State on Tuesday. Hayfield’s opponent will be third-seeded Southland after the Rebels eliminated the Athletics in the final elimination game of the bracket.