Lourdes beats P.E.M to advance to Section 1AA championship

(ABC 6 News) — The Rochester Lourdes Eagles are one win away from a section championship and a state tournament berth.

On a soggy Saturday morning, the Eagles did what they do best and jumped out to a large lead early and let pitching take care of the rest. Lourdes broke open a 1-0 game by scoring three runs in the third inning and fifth inning.

Joe Sperry took the ball for the Eagles and he turned in another solid performance on the mound, pitching six shutout innings and allowing just two hits as the Eagles defeated P-E-M for the second time this season, 7-1. Sperry struck out nine and walked just one.

Lourdes will take a seven-game winning streak into the section title game, which will be at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at Mayo Field.

You can watch extended highlights of this game here.