Penn advances to state final as handful of Michiana baseball teams compete at semi-state

Published: Jun. 9, 2023 at 7:44 PM EDT
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(WNDU) - 32 high school baseball teams across Indiana were in contention for a state title entering the weekend, but only eight are left as of Saturday night.

One of those teams is from Michiana, as the Penn Kingsmen will look to defend last year’s state title next weekend against Center Grove at Victory Field in Indianapolis.

Unfortunately, a couple of other teams from our area — Westview and Marquette Catholic — were unable to keep their seasons alive during the semi-state round on Saturday.

Here’s a recap of the semi-states involving our Michiana-area teams:


LaPorte Semi-State

Hamilton Southeastern 2, Homestead 1 (8 Innings)

Penn 7, Lake Central 6

Semi-State Final: Penn 1, Hamilton Southeastern 0

Penn advances to the Class 4A state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis vs. Center Grove on Saturday, June 17, at 8 p.m.


Kokomo Semi-State

Illiana Christian 9, Westview 2

Delphi 3, Winchester 2

Semi-State Final: Illiana Christian 12, Delphi 1 (5 Innings)

Illiana Christian advances to the Class 2A state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis vs. Covenant Christian on Friday, June 16, at 5:30 p.m. EDT/4:30 p.m. CDT


Lafayette Jefferson Semi-State

Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian 13, Marquette Catholic 1 (5 Innings)

Lafayette Central Catholic 6, Wes-Del 2

Semi-State Final: Lafayette Central Catholic 6, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian 4

Lafayette Central Catholic advances to Class 1A state championship game at Victory Field in Indianapolis vs. Barr-Reeve on Saturday, June 17, at 4:30 p.m.

Statewide Regional/Semi-State/State Final brackets:





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