Created on Thursday, 16 May 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Triad’s Doug Lowe and Seth Collier combined for a no-hitter Wednesday to help the Cardinals outlast visiting Northridge 5-2 in a Division III sectional semifinal game.
The top-seeded Cardinals (24-4) advance to the sectional final against fourth-seeded Miami East on Wednesday in Urbana.
Triad took a 2-0 lead after the bottom of the third inning, but the Cardinals saw Northridge come back to tie the game 2-2 with two runs in the top of the fourth frame.
The Cardinals regained the lead for good with a three-run surge in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Lowe recorded the win on the mound, while Collier had six strikeouts in three innings of work.
Offensively for Triad, Colton Young went 2-3, Trent McIntyre went 2-4, Auston Sanford had a triple and Seth Collier added two RBI.
TRIAD 5, NORTHRIDGE 2
Polar Bears 000 200 0 — 2 0 1
Cardinals 002 300 X — 5 6 2
Dull and Jackson; Lowe, Collier (5) and Tre McIntyre. WP—Lowe; LP—Dull.