Second-seeded Lisbon scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally past seventh-seeded Don Bosco 2-1 in the Class 1A quarterfinals Saturday at Principal Park. The win kept the Lions unbeaten on the season at 35-0.
The game was a spectacular pitching duel from Don Bosco’s Trever Brown and Lisbon’s Brett Givens and Austin Krob. The Lions’ pitchers combined to strike out 12 Dons.
Lisbon mustered a double and a triple in the early innings, but Brown was able to work out of a jam both times to keep the game scoreless.
Givens exited the game in the fourth inning after allowing a single up the middle to Cael Frost and was replaced by Krob. Frost stole second and Bryce Schares hit a clutch double to give Don Bosco a 1-0 lead.
Brown went on to cruise through the fourth and fifth innings before being replaced by Schares after giving up two runs in the sixth inning. Lisbon earned their runs in the sixth courtesy of a Bryce Werderman RBI triple and a Tyson Williams sac fly to make the game a 2-1.
The 2-1 lead going into the final inning was all Krob needed to seal the deal for Lisbon. Krob struck out nine batters in his four innings. He retired nine straight batters and 10 of the last 11.
Lisbon will meet the winner of North Linn and Remsen St. Mary’s in the semifinals on Thursday. The Dons end their season with a 25-9 record.