What: Section V Class A2 final
Who: Three-seed Pittsford Sutherland Knights vs. four-seed Eastridge Lancers
When: Saturday, June 1 at 3 p.m.
Where: Rochester Institute of Technology
Pittsford Sutherland: The Knights’ most-recent title came in Class A2 in 2017.
Eastridge: The Lancers’ most-recent title came in Class AA in 1990.
By the numbers
Pittsford Sutherland: .289 batting average / 3.58 earned run average (as of regular season conclusion)
Eastridge: .294 batting average / 2.31 earned run average (as of regular season conclusion)
Last time they met
Pittsford Sutherland beat Eastridge, 10-8, on April 25.
How they got here
Pittsford Sutherland: The Knights left two RCAC teams in their wake as they dominated en route to the final. A 20-1 quarterfinal win was followed by a 10-0 semifinal win over East on Thursday. Nick Provenzale pitched a shutout for Sutherland in the semis.
Eastridge: The Lancers beat School of the Arts, 12-6, in the quarterfinals. Then came the upset: Eastridge knocked off the top-seed Honeoye Falls-Lima on Thursday, 9-1. Kyle Egan pitched a complete game to get the Lancers into the sectional finals.
What they’re saying
Eastridge head coach Mike Screen: “It’s been about 10 years since they’ve been in a semifinal and 25 since they’ve won the division, which we shared this year…” Screen noted. “Those are huge benchmarks for us, but the main goal is to win a sectional title, so there’s more work to do.”