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Comebacks defined the opening night of district baseball with both Lone Tree and Highland overcoming the odds in a big way.
Lone Tree 7 Iowa Valley 6
Lone Tree faced some dire odds as they came up to the plate and faced a 6-1 deficit with two outs. The Lions rallied and scored six straight runs to take a 7-6 lead.
They held Iowa Valley scoreless in the bottom of the seventh to win the game and move on to the next round.
Lone Tree will face a tall task as they face off against Class 1A No. 2 Lisbon on Thursday. The Lions will face off in the second game of a doubleheader hosted by Lisbon.
Highland 12 Belle Plaine 10
Highland fought off a potential run-rule loss to Belle Plaine as they trailed 10-0 in the fourth inning.
The Huskies used a six run fourth inning to start their rally and scored 12 unanswered to win the game and moved on to the next round.
Highland will face off with H-L-V at 5 p.m. on Thursday at Lisbon High School.
Iowa Mennonite 17 Keota 6
The Iowa Mennonite bats were busy and rocked the Keota pitching staff on the way to a 17-6 win in their playoff opener.
Reggie Borntrager hit a two-run home run in the contest and both London Schrock and Borntrager had triples on the night.
Iowa Mennonite will face off against Class 1A No. 8 New London at 7 p.m. at New London High School on Thursday. New London survived a 5-3 scare from Danville.
Iowa City Regina 7 Mid-Prairie 3
A two-run third inning tied the game for Mid-Prairie and it seemed momentum was headed the way of the Golden Hawks. Regina turned the game around though, scoring four runs in the fourth inning to pull away.
The Mid-Prairie bats had a nice night, totaling 10 hits on the night with 3-4 nights from Brad Tornow and Karson Gingerich.
Mitchell Gahan went 6.1 innings for the Regals to earn the win, allowing nine hits and striking out eight. Nick Brandt came on to record the final two outs of the night.
Regina now moves on to play Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont on Saturday in the district final.