Sun June 3, 2012
With tensions brewing for nearly a week, the Lake Central vs. Elkart Central Regional rematch from last year did not disappoint. After both coaches had been warned in the 1st inning, regarding tone and attitude, Junior Cory Malcom would lead off the 2nd inning with a home run, giving Elkhart Central a 1-0 lead. That is all the support Junior Tanner Tully would need until the Bottom of the 4th.
Lake Central's Anthony Fushi (2012) would reach second with two outs, and an Adam Fulk (2012) single would even the score at 1-1 after 4 innings.
With McNamara and Tully dealing, this game would come down to one pitch. In the bottom of the 6th inning, and the game tied up at 1, senior Chase Fieldhouse turned on a pitch, delivering it into the trees in left field for a solo home run. Score after 6, 2-1 Lake Central.
McNamara would retire the first two in the 7th, followed by a walk and a strike out to end the fiery game.
Final: Lake Central 2 - Elkhart Central 1
To say that Tully and McNamara were mirrored in performance would be spot on. Both had 7k and allowed only one run, a home run. Just so happens that Lake Central's home run was the difference.