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Blake Ress, Commissioner
June 15, 2007
Lafayette Central Catholic (30-5) cruised past Shakamak (21-10) by a score of 12-1 at Victory Field in the Class A championship of the 41st Annual IHSAA Baseball State Finals.
Central Catholic senior pitcher Samuel Walker set a Class A state finals record for fewest hits allowed with a complete game one-hitter. The previous record of three hits was set in 2001 by Jacob Burnett of Triton.
As a team, Lafayette Central Catholic tied the state finals record for most hits in a Class A game with 15. They also tied a Class A finals record for most RBI’s with eight.
Knights freshman third-baseman Reed Drysdale got the action started in the first, doubling over the left fielder’s head. Drysdale later scored on a single by junior Jade Anthrop. Anthrop would later score on a double steal to give the Knights an early 2-0 advantage.
The scoring continued for the Knights in the second inning as they scored their first run on a bases loaded walk by Drysdale and added two more following a costly Shakamak fielding error. Central Catholic held a 5-0 advantage after two innings of play.
The Knights added five insurance runs in the sixth ensuring their second state championship.
Shakamak, led by first-year head coach Matt Fougerousse, finishes its season with a record of 21-10. The Laker seniors were state runners-up three of their fours years—2004, 2006 and 2007.
Central Catholic captures its second state baseball title, the first coming in 2004 also against Shakamak. The Knights, coached by 10th year skipper Tim Bordenet, finish the season with a 30-5 record.
Steven McNabb of Shakamak named L.V. Phillips Mental Attitude Award Winner
McNabb ranked fifth in his graduating class of 51 and was vice-president of his senior class, president of the Pep Club and a member of the National Honor Society.
Steven’s volunteer work includes Habitat for Humanity, Greene County Babe Ruth baseball and the Katrina Relief efforts.
Lakers, McNabb hit .379 as an All-Conference catcher in his senior year and was
named to the All-Academic Team for both the Tri-River and
winner of the National Scholar/Athletic Award from the US Army and the
Humanities and Science Award from
He is the son of Bo and Cindy McNabb.
of Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the corporate partner of the IHSAA, presented
a $1,000 scholarship to
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State Finals Programs Available
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souvenir program while supplies last! Programs are $3.00 if you purchase in
person at the IHSAA Office (