Nationally-ranked Lowndes proved to be too much for Lakeside, sweeping their AAAA first-round state playoff doubleheader 9-6 and 9-4.
After a pair of solo homers by Brant Evans and Parker Dye, Lakeside (19-12) took a 6-1 lead into the bottom of the sixth in game one. However, Class AAAA No. 1 Lowndes rallied for eight runs in the inning and went on for the win.
In game two, Lakeside's Wes Smead hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the third inning to pull the Panthers into a 4-4 tie. The Vikings, though, score three runs in the fifth and two in the seventh to ice the game.
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