Undefeated Remsen St. Mary’s coasted to an 11-1 win in five innings over Burlington Notre Dame in the final Class 1A quarterfinal game Saturday at Principal Park.
The second-seeded Hawks join the 5, 6 and 8 seeds in Thursday’s semifinals. The first three 1A quarterfinal games were decided by a total of four runs.
The seventh-seeded Nikes took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on singles by Jeron Conner and Nick Skerik, a sac bunt and a wild pitch.
St. Mary’s countered with two runs in the bottom without a hit, then added two more runs in the second, three in the third and four in the fifth. Levi Waldschmitt had a three-run triple in the fifth, and scored the winning run on a wild pitch.
Xavier Gallas had two doubles for the Hawks. Blaine Harpenau (8-0) was the winning pitcher.
St. Mary’s (20-0) will meet sixth-seeded Newman Catholic (18-5) in the semifinals.
The Nikes committed five errors and ended at 14-3 after making their eighth state tournament trip and first since 2002.