Joe Sandhoff pitched a complete game four hitter and the Panthers used a ten hit attack to beat South O'Brien 7-1 in a class 1A district final played Saturday night at Storm Lake.
Sandhoff allowed just one run on four hits, he struck out four and walked two and picked up his seventh win of the season.
The Panthers got a clutch two out two run single from Jacob Kottke in the 2nd to take a 2-0 lead. The Panthers would add three runs on four singles in the third and then plate one more in the sixth, and one run in the seventh.
Luke Lenhart, Dillan Smith, and Kennedy Drey had two hits a piece.
Saint Mary's is now 19-8 and will play Algona Garrigan at Algona Tuesday night at 7pm in a sub-state final game that will be broadcast on KAYL FM 101.7 and stormlakeradio.com
Garrigan beat West Bend-Mallard 4-0 in their district final. They have shutout all three teams they have played in the tournament and their record is now 35-8.
Hear SLSM coach Ryan Berg and his comments after this win in the coaches corner section of the sportspage.