One year after losing the American Legion baseball state title game in extra innings, the South Wolverines left no doubt this time. South defeated Dimond, 6-0 in the finals of the state tournament Thursday afternoon for the program's third crown in the last eight years.
For the Wolverines, the victory capped a dominating run through the postseason. With a 10 and 8 league record, South qualified for the tournament as the eighth and final seed but didn't drop a game in the double elimination event, allowing just one run over the final three contests.
Against the Lynx, Jacob Crapps pitched seven scoreless innings to collect the win while Nick Jensen finished the game with two innings of scoreless relief. Offensively, Spencer Floyd, Johnny Homza, and Crapps all produced RBI hits. South pulled away in the sixth inning, scoring three times to stretch its 1-0 lead to 4-0. Jensen tallied two hits in the win.
The title adds to South's growing list of baseball accolades. The Wolverines also won state legion crowns in 2007 and 2009 and also own state high school championships from 2011 and 2013.