SULPHUR, La. (KALB) -- The third time indeed turned out to be the charm for the Simpson baseball team. After falling by a run in both the 2017 and 2018 Class C state finals, the Broncos' bats made sure that would not be the case this year.
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Sophomore Rhett Petre provided the power out of the bottom of the order with two home runs, including a third-inning grand slam, as #2 Simpson stormed over top-seed Summerfield, 15-5, to capture its first state championship since 2007.
The Broncos opened the game with three runs in the first and never looked back, scoring runs in all five of their at-bats, pounding out 15 hits to take full control of the contest. It was plenty for pitcher Colton Parker to work with. The junior right-hander fanned six batters, giving up just five hits in a complete game effort.
In addition to Petre's homer-filled 2-for-3 outing, Ethan Nash also was productive at the plate with three hits and two runs batted in.
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