The Warren-Stockton WarHawks rode the postseason wave all the way to the 2-A Super-Sectional in Rock Island, playing a packed house at Augustana College. Orion ended a thriller on the final pitch, walking off the NUIC co-op 4-3 to advance to state.
Both teams traded runs throughout the night, with the WarHawks taking a 3-2 lead in the top of the sixth inning. Orion responded with a suicide squeeze to tie the game at 3-3 heading into the final frame. Drake Schultz's walkoff single sent the Chargers to state, and Warren-Stockton out of the 2-A bracket.
The WarHawks added fresh regional and sectional titles to their collection in these playoffs, defeating Pecatonica-Durand in the 2-A regional final, and then Spring Valley Hall in the sectional championship.