Patriots Face Edinburgh in Regional Semi-Final
May 31, 2011By Shane Lightfoot of Bethesda Christian High School
The Bethesda Christian Patriots will face the Edinburgh Lancers in an Indiana Regional 15 baseball semi-final game on Saturday, June 4th, at 1 p.m., at Shakamak High School. The early semi-final game, starting at 11 a.m., will feature Rising Sun and North Central (Farmersburg). The winners of each semi-final game will battle for the Regional crown at 8 p.m.
The Patriots captured the Sectional 59 championship by defeating Indianapolis Lutheran 11-0 on Monday afternoon. The Lancers won the Sectional 58 title by beating Morristown on Tuesday evening. The Patriots and Lancers were scheduled to play each other in their final regular season game, but weather forced the cancellation of that game, setting the stage for the Regional showdown.
Shakamak High School is located in Jasonville, IN, which is in Greene County, approximately an hour and forty-five minutes southwest of Brownsburg. For directions, please click on the link or copy and paste it into your internet browser: http://mapq.st/koXZwR. Jasonville is known historically as a mining town, but now serves as a tourist destination and the gateway to Shakamak State Park, which is a few minutes away. The park offers a wide array of activities for the outdoor enthusiast.
If you are planning on traveling to the games, tickets are available at the gate for $5 per session or $8 for the Regional season. There are a small number of local restaurants in Jasonville, and nearby Linton, about 12 miles away, offers a variety of dining options, including fast food and local fare. Linton is also the home of Stoll's Country Inn, an Amish/Mennonite restaurant and buffet that is a local favorite.
Make plans now to help the Patriots "Attack the Shak" and bring home a regional title!