Baseball: Warriors Edge LP, Claim Outright Conference Title
SHS will not be sharing its first conference championship since 1988 after the Golden Warriors held off LaSalle-Peru 5-4 Monday to claim the ouright NIB-12 West championship.
Sterling (19-10, 9-3) led 5-0 heading into the bottom of the 6th when LP scored four runs off starting and winning pitcher Turner Morse.
Tyler Willman was dispatched to close things out in the bottom of the 7th. With two out, LP's Austin Pryblinski doubled to right field and Mitch Olson, who had drawn a one out walk, tried to score all the way from first base. Olson was cut down at the plate on great throws from rightfielder Dylan Bryant and Morse (who had moved to second base) to end the game.
Sterling started conference play 1-3, but won its final nine games to earn the conference title.