Athens 3, Ithaca 1
The defending champion Fighting Bluejays (20-2) scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning and held on to defeat the Bulldogs (18-2) to earn a return trip to the state final.
Marshall Westfall singled and Seth Coker doubled to start the Athens sixth. A wild pitch by Ithaca starter Aaron Huebsch sent home the tying run, Coker scored on a bunt single by Connor Westfall, and Javon Penney hit a two-out RBI single.
Ithaca managed only five hits off relief pitcher Klay Ellenbecker over the final 4-2/3 innings. The Bulldogs scored in the second inning as Huebsch and Cade Rosenow singled and Huebsch scored on a throwing error.