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South Side advances to regional final

LAFAYETTE - South Side advanced to the championship game of the Class 4A baseball regional with a 5-1 victory over McCutcheon on Saturday at Loeb Stadium.

The Archers will play the winner of the second semifinal game between two-time defending state champion Carroll and Zionsville at 8 p.m. tonight.

Senior pitcher Will Coursen-Carr held McCutcheon to three hits, but had to struggle out of the seventh inning.

The Mavericks got on the scoreboard with back-to-back doubles. Coursen-Carr walked the next two hitters to load the bases, and got out of the jam with a final-out fly ball to right field.

"I was getting tired," said Coursen-Carr, who threw 118 pitches.

Evan VanSumeren came through with a bases-loaded single to left in the second inning to put the Archers on top 2-0. South added two more in the fifth on an RBI single from Justin Kiessling and a bases-loaded walk to Dallas Conley. South's final run in the fifth came when VanSumeren tripled and scored on Donovan Clark's chop ground ball to second base.

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.

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