AURORA -- Legacy High School advanced to the state 5A baseball tournament with wins over ThunderRidge and Grandview high schools May 23.
LHS faces Cherokee Trail at 9 a.m. Friday, May 27. The winner faces either Valor Christian or Broomfield at 2 p.m. The loser plays the loser of the Regis Jesiuit-Douglas County game at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 28.
The Lightning shut out ThunderRidge 8-0 in the regional tournament title game. Braden Hollis had a base hit and two RBIs. Marcus Romero and Derek Olsen had a base hit and an RBI, as did Peyton Machela.
LHS shaded Grandview 5-4 in the tournament opener, thanks to a four-run fifth inning. Brandon Sanchez had three hits. Kieran Gaffney had two, and Blake Roberts, Marcus Romero, Derek Olsen, Ethan Sanchez and Wes Barnett drove in the runs.
2022 CHSAA State Baseball Championships Class 5A