Rockport remained unbeaten in state finals play with a 10-0 win over Terre Haute Post 346 Monday night at Kokomo Municipal Stadium.
Already assured of a berth in the state championship game via Sunday nights 10-0 win over Kokomo, Post 254 never let down in winning its ninth straight game in state tournament play. Rockport was a perfect 5-0 in winning the 2015 state title.
Brenden Lewis and Caleb Helms continued the outstanding pitching performances that Rockport has seen all season as the pair combined on a three-hit shutout.
Lewis (5-0) worked the first five innings, allowing just two hits and two walks in his stint on the mound. Helms tossed the last four frames, allowing one hit while striking out two in picking up his second save of the season.
The shutout marked the 10th time in 27 games that Post 254 pitching has blanked an opponent.
Trever Zink had three hits and three RBI to pace Rockport at the plate. Hunter Rowe, Gant Miller and Matthew Embry chipped in with two hits each. Embry drove in two and scored twice as well.
Chad Meyer had a bases-clearing double in the third that expanded Rockport’s lead to 4-0. Meyer scored later in the inning on Embry’s fielders choice to expand the lead to 5-0 after three.
The win enabled Jenkins Post to enter Tuesday’s championship game against Kokomo Post 6, a 4-2 winner over Newburgh earlier in the afternoon, as the only unbeaten team in the tournament.
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