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Crown Point vs. Lake Central in softball sectional

Lake Central's Selena Michko shares high-fives with teammates after scoring a home run against Crown Point during the sectional title game in Crown Point.

Lake Central (29-4) vs. Decatur Central (31-4)

When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Bittinger Stadium, West Lafayette.

Players to watch: LAKE CENTRAL — Gabi Carra, Jr., 2B (.380, 25 R, 6 HR, 24 RBI); Jenna Towle, Jr., DP (.379, 27 R, 26 RBI); Alexa Pinarski, Sr., P (22-2, 1.02 ERA, 139 SO); Selena Michko, Sr., 3B (.458, 25 R, 34 RBI); Madisen Tucker Sr., 1B (.358, 18 R, 18 RBI). DECATUR CENTRAL — Karli Ricketts, Sr., P (.450, 40 R, 33 RBI, 12 HR, 13-3, 1.50 ERA, 172 SO); Kenzee Smith, So., 2B/P (.365, 31 R, 22 RBI, 4 HR, 12-1, 0.50 ERA, 120 SO); Hannah Cravens, Sr., SS (.375, 43 R, 30 RBI, 11 HR); Justine Estes, Sr., OF (.398, 28 R, 40 RBI); Payton Baxter, Jr., C (.423, 22 RBI).

Fast facts: Lake Central is seeking its fourth state title while Decatur Central is looking for its first. ... The Indians will be competing in their 11th state finals, the second-most in state history. The Hawks are appearing in their third state championship game and their first since 2000. ... Lake Central won the longest 4A state title game in 2004 with a 4-1 victory over Center Grove in 12 innings. The Hawks fell 1-0 to Penn in 15 innings in the Class 3A final in 1999, which is the longest state title game in any class. In 1999, 3A was the big-school classification.

— Compiled by Times correspondent Paul Oren

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