Class 2A: Southridge vs. Indianapolis Scecina

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    The Southridge Raiders dog-piled on the field after defeating Indianapolis Scecina 7-2 in the Class 2A semistate game in Jasper on Saturday. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge players and fans observed the national anthem before facing Indianapolis Scecina in the Class 2A semistate game in Jasper on Saturday. Southridge won 7-2. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge players and fans observed the national anthem before facing Indianapolis Scecina in the Class 2A semistate game in Jasper on Saturday. Southridge won 7-2. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge's Camden Gasser waited for the Class 2A semistate game to start at Ruxer Field in Jasper on Saturday. Southridge won 7-2. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Before the Class 2A semistate game, Southridge's Colson Montgomery, left, and Jayce Harter talked with Cort Gerber in the dugout at Ruxer Field in Jasper on Saturday. Southridge won 7-2. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge's Jayce Harter batted in the first inning as Southridge faced Indianapolis Scecina in the Class 2A semistate game in Jasper on Saturday. Southridge won 7-2. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge fans packed the stands on Saturday as the Raiders faced Indianapolis Scecina in the Class 2A semistate game at Ruxer Field in Jasper on Saturday. Southridge won 7-2. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge's Logan Seger pitched against Indianapolis Scecina in the Class 2A semistate game in Jasper on Saturday. Southridge won 7-2. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Bennett Craig, 2, son of assistant coach Brian Craig, sat on the lap of his aunt Belinda Lange as Southridge faced Indianapolis Scecina in the Class 2A semistate game in Jasper on Saturday. Southridge won 7-2. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge's Colson Mongtomery looked towards the umpire after attempting to tag out Indianapolis Scecina's Eli Phillips in the Class 2A semistate game in Jasper on Saturday. Southridge won 7-2. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Alice Powell of Holland cheered for Southridge as they faced Indianapolis Scecina in the Class 2A semistate game in Jasper on Saturday. Powell is the great-aunt of Southridge's Colson Mongtomery. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge fans watched Logan Seger pitch in the seventh inning against Indianapolis Scecina in the Class 2A semistate game in Jasper on Saturday. Southridge won 7-2. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge's Tucker Schank ran to third base as Southridge faced Indianapolis Scecina in the Class 2A semistate game in Jasper on Saturday. Southridge won 7-2. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Marsha Gerber of Boonville, center, held an umbrella over herself and her husband Sid to stay cool as they watched Southridge face Indianapolis Scecina in the Class 2A semistate game in Jasper on Saturday. The Gerbers are the grandparents of Southridge's Cort Gerber. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge's Tucker Schank cheered after scoring a run in the fifth inning against Indianapolis Scecina in the Class 2A semistate game in Jasper on Saturday. Southridge won 7-2. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge's Joe LaGrange batted in the fifth inning against Indianapolis Scecina in the Class 2A semistate game in Jasper on Saturday. LaGrange's next hit brought home Cort Gerber and Jayce Harter. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge's Michael Brown, left, fist-bumped Colin Smith after the Raiders didn't allow Indianapolis Scecina to score in the fifth inning in Jasper on Saturday. Southridge won 7-2. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge's Cort Gerber, left, and Max Sermersheim greeted Jayce Harter at home plate after Harter's fifth-inning run against Indianapolis Scecina in the Class 2A semistate game in Jasper on Saturday. Southridge won 7-2. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge's Jayce Harter, left, and Max Sermersheim body-bumped on the pitchers mound moments after the Raiders defeated Indianapolis Scecina 7-2 in the Class 2A semistate game in Jasper on Saturday. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge's Camden Gasser, center, held the game ball after the Raiders defeated Indianapolis Scecina 7-2 in the Class 2A semistate game in Jasper on Saturday. Gasser made the final out of the game by catching a foul ball. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge's Logan Seger, right, and Camden Gasser celebrated their 7-2 Class 2A semistate victory over Indianapolis Scecina at Ruxer Field in Jasper on Saturday. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge's Jayce Harter, center, cheered with teammates after the Raiders' 7-2 Class 2A semistate victory over Indianapolis Scecina in Jasper on Saturday. "These fans are awesome, this team is awesome," Harter said. "It's just such a cool feeling to go up to Victory Field next Saturday." Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge's Jayce Harter looked towards the Raider fans after defeating Indianapolis Scecina 7-2 in the Class 2A semistate game in Jasper on Saturday. "Just looking at the sea of red—feelings like that don't go away," Harter said. "That's something I'm going to remember forever." Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge held up the "Regional and Semistate Champions" plaque after their 7-2 Class 2A semistate victory over Indianapolis Scecina in Jasper on Saturday. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge held up the "Regional and Semistate Champions" plaque for a team photo after their 7-2 Class 2A semistate victory over Indianapolis Scecina in Jasper on Saturday. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge's Colin Smith, center, held up the "Regional and Semistate Champions" plaque with his teammates after their 7-2 Class 2A semistate victory over Indianapolis Scecina in Jasper on Saturday. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge head coach Gene Mattingly and his wife Traci Mattingly of Holland embraced after Southridge won the Class 2A semistate game 7-2 over Indianapolis Scecina in Jasper on Saturday. Mattingly said that in that moment, he felt that "our baby girl (was) looking down. She’d be proud. She’d be happy." The Mattinglys are the parents of Lexi Mattingly who died at age 16 on April 20, 2017, following complications from a congenital heart condition. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge head coach Gene Mattingly collected himself after hugging his wife Traci following the Raiders’ 7-2 semistate victory in Jasper on Saturday. “You just put so much time and energy into trying to make sure you don’t let anything sneak up on you,” Mattingly said. “So sometimes you get caught up in just the work of it all and you don’t really sit back and enjoy it. Just trying to take it in; that’s what it’s all about.” Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge's Justin Lammers returned to his seat after answering questions at the pep session at League Stadium in Huntingburg following the Raiders' Class 2A semistate win in Jasper on Saturday. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Southridge assistant coach Andy McKeough, left, hugged assistant coach Brian Craig as the two were recognized by head coach Gene Mattingly at the pep session at League Stadium in Huntingburg following the Raiders' Class 2A semistate victory in Jasper on Saturday. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Jill Harter, left, mother of Jayce Harter, and Staci Smith, mother of Colin Smith, sang the Southridge High School song at the pep session at League Stadium in Huntingburg following the Raiders' Class 2A semistate victory in Jasper on Saturday. Harter, who went to Southridge, joked about Smith, who went to Jasper, "we've converted her." Marlena Sloss/The Herald