Washington Evening Journal
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EDDYVILLE — After last year’s state quarterfinal match between New London and Kee, it was the Tigers who were left heartbroken after a slim 4-3 loss.
It was a loss full of controversy and doubt.
On Friday, the No. 6 rated Tigers left no doubt in a rematch against the No. 2 rated Kee Hawks.
This time around, it was a statement made by New London. The Tigers thrashed the Kee Hawks 10-0 in the battle between top-10s.
New London’s Dereck Santiago was magnificent in the matchup. Santiago threw a two-hitter in the shutout.
Santiago walked one and struck out eight in six innings.
The Tigers had eight hits in the game.
Kooper Schulte went 1-2 with a home run and two RBIs. Dereck Santiago had a double and two RBIs. Ryan Richey also hit a double with a pair of RBIs.
Josh Catala and Brenden Richey both had a hit in the contest with one RBI. Carter Allen, Camden Kasel and Seth Bailey all finished with one hit as well.
After two scoreless innings to start the game, New London scored three runs in the third inning. An inning later, the Tigers added five to their total to make it a 8-0 ballgame.
New London scored two more in the sixth to put Kee away.