The New Palestine baseball team took an early lead, but saw Chatard rally and eventually beat the Dragons 3-2 in nine innings in Saturday’s sectional semifinal at Chatard.
The Dragons finish the season with a 19-7 record.
The Dragons struck quickly, with leadoff batter Nick Rusche reaching and scoring on Jake Smith’s first-inning single to put NP up 1-0. In the fourth, Jacob Garrison hit a bases-loaded RBI single to give the Dragons a two-run edge.
Chatard rallied with two runs in the sixth to tie the game, and then won it in the ninth.