Alta Aurelia Prevails in District Final Thriller

TJ Walter drove in Kaleb Sleezer with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 9th to give Alta Aurelia a 3-2 win over Unity Christian in a 2A baseball district final in Alta on Saturday night.

The game was scoreless until the 4th, when Unity Christian broke through with a run.  The Warriors tied it in the 6th on Keaton Mork’s sacrifice fly.  Unity Christian regained the lead in the 7th on an RBI double by Micah Goslinga.  Sleezer wound up crossing the plate in the bottom of the inning to tie it.

Sleezer led off the 9th with a single, and ended up making it to 3rd base on an errant pickoff play at 1st.  With nobody out, Walter’s sac fly wrapped up a Warriors win.

Coach Ryan Burkhart, along with Sleezer, talked after the game…

10th-ranked Alta Aurelia now sits at 19-4, as they end the Knights season at 19-10.

The Warriors will play West Sioux in a 2A substate final in Orange City on Tuesday night at 7pm.  The game will be broadcast on 92.9FM KKIA.

West Sioux (20-5) beat #2 West Lyon on Saturday 9-4.