DEWAYNE HOLLOWAY | firstname.lastname@example.org
BRADLEY/TAYLOR – The Mount Ida Lions are heading to the 1A State Baseball Championship for the first time in school history where they will face the either the Taylor Tigers or the St. Joseph Bulldogs for the 2023 1A State Title.
Mount Ida entered the 1A State Tournament as a Two Seed after an uncharacteristic run rule loss at the hand of Taylor in the 1A-4 Region Tournament held last week in Bradley.
Rain forced the first day of the tournament to Friday where the Mount Ida Lions run ruled the County Line Indians 11-1 to start their march to Conway and a possible state title.
The Lion bats continued to ring with an 11-4 victory over the Westt Side Eagles Saturday morning. West Side had defeated the Midland Mustangs 15-5 to advance to the second round.
Mount Ida entered the semifinals Sunday, May 14, to face the Viola Longhorns. Viola had upset Wonderview 2-0 in the first round and Ozark Catholic 6-4 in the second round to advance to the semis.
Mount Ida was ready for the upset minded Longhorns and walked away with an impressive 10-0 victory to advance to the 1A State Championship where they will face the winner of the Taylor Tigers/St. Joseph Bulldogs semifinal match up.