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a bases loaded single in the fourth inning driving in two runs to give the Crusaders a 3-2 lead. That was followed by RBI's from Tripp Durden and Cayden Nance. The Crusaders finally took control of the game. Tripp Durden and Dawson Pinckard both had two hits in the game with Durden adding a pair of RBI's to lead the Crusaders, along with Rayce
Sharpe. Coach Fitzgerald stated, “Just so excited for our guys, we just hadn't been able to put it together consistently offensively this year but today, facing another quality pitching staff, things clicked a little. Due to last year's success and how we brought the program back so quickly, we have seen everyone's best arm, and although we have struggled, it has helped us prepare for this moment. Did a lot right today at the plate and on the mound, got to play cleaner defensively as things are only gonna get tougher next week. Again excited for our guys to have this opportunity.”
This Friday RTCA will be at Thomas Jefferson Academy for the Final 4 best-of-three series. Game 1 of the series will be at 12:00 p.m. with the second game to follow. If necessary, they will play Game 3 on Saturday at TJ at 1:30 p.m.