Scouting Saturday's high school baseball regional matchups

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Class 4A Lafayette Jeff Regional

Hamilton Southeastern (20-11) vs. Lafayette Jeff (20-12)

Time: 11 a.m.

How they got here: Hamilton Southeastern won the Zionsville Sectional by defeating Westfield 2-1 (9 inn.), Carmel 5-0 and North Central 2-1. Lafayette Jeff won the Kokomo Sectional by defeating Marion 16-4 (5 inn.), Logansport 3-1 and McCutcheon 2-0.

Tournament history: Hamilton Southeastern won the most recent of its four regional titles in 2004. Lafayette Jeff has won 11 regional championships, none since 1988.

About Hamilton Southeastern: The Royals are playing in their first regional since 2004. … Hamilton Southeastern defeated Jeff 3-1 and 9-4 this season. … Top hitters: Tre Gantt (.424, 35 runs, 4 HR, 28 RBIs), Steven Curry (.407, 10 runs, 2 HR, 26 RBIs), Matt Roman (.330, 21 runs, 1 HR, 29 RBIs). … Top pitchers: N/A.

About Lafayette Jeff: The Bronchos are playing in their second regional in three years. … Lafayette Jeff is 10-3 at Loeb Stadium this season. … Top hitters: Keaton Hamilton (.330, 24 runs, 2 HR, 16 RBIs), Austin Albrecht (.317, 22 runs, 11 SB), Peter Ripke (.307, 27 runs, 6 HR, 28 RBIs). … Top pitchers: Griff Clark (9-1, 1.88 ERA, 35 SO, 17 BB), Ripke (6-2, 2.43 ERA, 61 SO, 8 BB).

Championship: The winner plays either Fort Wayne Carroll (21-7) or Homestead (15-10) at 8 p.m.

If you go: Loeb Stadium is at the corner of Main Street and Wallace Avenue.

Class 3A Mt. Vernon (Fortville) Regional

West Vigo (21-5) vs. Crawfordsville (23-10)

Time: 1 p.m.

How they got here: West Vigo won the sectional it hosted by defeating Brown County 10-0, Edgewood 12-11 (9 inn.) and South Vermillion 6-4. Crawfordsville won the North Montgomery Sectional by defeating North Montgomery 11-1, Southmont 13-2 (5 inn.) and North Putnam 12-7.

Tournament history: West Vigo won the most recent of its six regional championships in 2009. Crawfordsville has four regional titles, most recently in 2011.

About West Vigo: The Vikings are playing in their fourth regional in six years. … West Vigo has won 12 sectional championships. … Top hitters: Kyle Stewart (.444, 35 runs, 18 RBIs), Lucas Fagg (.351, 24 runs, 15 RBIs), Brandin Behringer (.339, 19 runs, 18 RBIs). … Top pitchers: Brandon Calleja (4-2, 1.22 ERA, 54 SO, 11 BB), Fagg (6-0, 1:13 ERA, 52 SO, 16 BB), Stewart (8-1, 1.19 ERA, 47 SO, 11 BB).

About Crawfordsville: The Athenians ended the regular season ranked No. 7. … Crawfordsville is playing in its eighth straight regional. … Top hitters: Cam Monroe (.388, 43 runs, 2 HR, 31 RBIs, 19 SB), Jordan Jackson (.379, 33 runs, 2 HR, 30 RBIs), Jake Zurawski (.316, 34 runs, 22 RBIs, 14 SB). … Top pitchers: Chandler Pursell (10-2, 2.24 ERA, 86 SO, 37 BB), Connor Smith (5-0, 2.10 ERA, 45 SO, 20 BB).

Championship: The winner plays Danville (9-15) or Brebeuf (12-12) at 8 p.m.

If you go: Mt. Vernon High School is at 8112 N. 200 W. in Fortville.

Class 2A Wabash Regional

Delphi (22-6) at Alexandria (19-12)

Time: 11 a.m.

How they got here: Delphi won the sectional it hosted by defeating Clinton Central 3-1, Seeger 8-4 and Carroll 16-1 (5 inn.). Alexandria won the Eastern (Howard) Sectional by defeating Elwood 5-3 (10 inn.), Eastern (Howard) 1-0 and Tipton 5-2.

Tournament history: Delphi won its only regional championship in 2010. Alexandria won regional titles in 1981 and 1998.

About Delphi: The Oracles finished the regular season ranked No. 6. … Delphi has won 12 of its last 13. … Top hitters: Jason Sterrett (.458, 26 runs, 2 HR, 22 RBIs), Codey Sattler (.395, 24 runs, 5 HR, 36 RBIs), Ostin Clark (.356, 27 runs, 9 HR, 43 RBIs). … Top pitchers: Sterrett (7-1, 2.06 ERA, 112 SO, 33 BB), Erik Carpenter (7-1, 2.37 ERA, 26 SO, 13 BB).

About Alexandria: The Tigers have won seven of their last eight. … Alexandria allowed two or fewer runs in 14 games. … Top hitters: Owen Young (.398, 22 runs, 10 doubles, 20 RBIs), Derek Deinehart (.379, 22 runs, 4 HR, 28 RBIs), Jessie Gossett (.344, 22 runs, 14 SB). … Top pitchers: Blaize Kelly (8-0, 0.67 ERA, 75 SO, 11 BB), Dinehart (3-3, 3.03 ERA, 20 SO, 10 BB).

Championship: The winner plays either Northfield (26-3) or Lapel (12-12) at 8 p.m.

If you go: The high school is at 580 N. Miami Street in Wabash.

Class A Central Catholic Regional

Rockville (15-15) vs. Central Catholic (27-5)

Time: 11 a.m.

How they got here: Rockville won the sectional it hosted by defeating North Vermillion 5-1, Attica 3-2 and Covington 10-4. Central Catholic won the sectional it hosted by defeating Rossville 16-0 (5 inn.), Tri-Central 5-0 and Frontier 2-0.

Tournament history: Rockville won regional titles in 1998, ’99 and 2008. Central Catholic is the four-time defending state champion and has nine regional championships overall.

About Rockville: The Rox won their ninth sectional title and first since 2011. … Rockville’s Nick Waltz hit a two-run home run in the sectional final against Covington. … Statistics unavailable.

About Central Catholic: The Knights ended the regular season ranked No. 2. … Central Catholic has won 11 straight. … Top hitters: Jake Churchill (.381, 29 runs, 0 HR, 17 RBIs), Jackson Anthrop (.347, 30 runs, 8 doubles, 30 RBIs), Ryan DeBoy (.300, 12 runs, 3 HR, 33 RBIs). … Top pitchers: Hayes Cronk (7-2, 1.86 ERA, 43 SO, 7 BB), Andrew Hubertz (4-0, 1.75 ERA, 44 SO, 11 BB).

Championship: The winner plays either Monroe Central (17-12) or Seton Catholic (17-13) at 8 p.m.

If you go: Leming Field is at 2410 S. 9th Street.

Class A Caston Regional

Culver (10-16) at North White (23-4)

Time: 1:30 p.m.

How they got here: North White won the Tri-County Sectional by defeating Caston 9-4 (9 inn.), Pioneer 7-1 and Tri-County 1-0. Culver won the sectional it hosted by defeating South Central (LaPorte) 10-0 (5 inn.) and Triton 2-0.

Tournament history: Both teams seek their first regional championship.

About Culver: Before winning its most recent sectional title in 2011, the Cavaliers had not won a championship since 1985. … Statistics not available.

About North White: The Vikings won their fourth sectional championship since 2008. … Two of North White’s losses came against top-ranked Frontier. … Top hitters: Drake Fleck (.560, 25 runs, 26 RBIs, 24 SB), Colin Hileman (.433, 37 runs, 23 RBIs, 37 SB), D.J. Buschman (.423, 14 runs, 13 doubles, 35 RBIs). … Top pitchers: Buschman (8-1, 2.22 ERA, 84 SO, 20 BB), Luke Diener (6-1, 1.96 ERA, 32 SO, 24 BB).

Championship: The winner plays either Morgan Township (18-9) or Elkhart Christian (20-7) at 8 p.m.

If you go: Caston High School is at 9815 State Road 25 in Fulton.

— Compiled by Nathan Baird/nbaird@jconline.com

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