Previewing (3) Pittsford Sutherland vs. (4) Eastridge in the Section V Class A2 final

Pittsford Sutherland (top) and Eastridge (bottom) will play for the Class A2 sectional title on Saturday.

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

Sectional history

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.”

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