SIBLEY – Lakeside senior Jake Gray stomped out Mangham’s last-ditch effort to tie Saturday’s quarterfinal contest with back-to-back strikeouts on the mound, sending the Warriors into next weekend’s Top 28 in Sulphur.
Lakeside (29-10) finds itself back amongst Louisiana’s baseball elite after sweeping the series 2-0 from Mangham. It’s the thirteenth semifinal trip for the Warriors, who are vying for their fourth state championship appearance and third state title.
The Warriors cruised to a 7-0 victory Friday in game one behind Braydon Jones’ right arm and a platoon of errors committed by the Dragons.
Jones (7-3, 1.85 ERA) earned