NEOLA — Dan Kenealy pitched a two-hitter as No. 9-ranked Tri-Center defeated West Harrison 10-0 in five innings in Class 1-A district baseball Thursday.
The triumph was the fourth straight shutout produced by the Trojans and the fifth shutout in their last seven games. Tri-Center, which started the season with a nine-game winning streak, is on a second nine-game winning streak.
Kenealy struck out seven and walked only two.
He helped his own cause with a solo home run. Trevor Carlson tripled for the Trojans, and Jackson Nelson, Pete Turner and Bryson Freeberg added doubles.
Tri-Center will host Ar-We-Va (12-7), an 11-8 winner over Westwood in the other second-round game, in the district championship game Saturday at 7 p.m.
West Harrison (12-9) 000 00-0 2 2
Tri-Center (19-2) 440 11-10 9 0
W: Dan Kenealy. L: Tyler Melby.