May 20, 2021 8:15 PM

Luikart, Little shut out Savannah, giving Lafayette first district title since 2018

Posted May 20, 2021 8:15 PM
Courtesy Ashley McGinnis.
Courtesy Ashley McGinnis.

By TOMMY REZAC

St. Joseph Post

Lafayette seniors Jayden Little and Brayden Luikart limited Savannah to just five hits, and the Irish (17-7) needed only three hits to beat the Savages 7-0 on Thursday afternoon in the Class 4 District 16 championship.

The game was moved up from a 5 p.m. start time to noon, and the location shifted from Phil Welch Stadium to Lathrop High School due to impending weather.

The win gives Lafayette baseball its first district title since 2018.

Little made the start on the mound for the Irish, and held Savannah (16-9) scoreless through three innings and struck out five batters.

Luikart entered in relief in the fourth inning and tossed four, no-hit innings along with 10 strikeouts.

Little led the way at the plate with two runs scored and two RBIs, including a double. Kobe Jones scored a pair of runs and doubled also.

Lafayette moves onto the sectional round where they will play MEC rival Chillicothe on the road Tuesday. The start time is to be determined.