MT. PLEASANT – Trailing 3-0 through 4 1/2 innings of Tuesday’s Division 1 quarterfinal at Central Michigan, the ninth-ranked Traverse City West baseball team rallied for a five-run fifth inning to claim a 5-4 victory over No. 4 Rockford.
The win gives the Titans (41-2) their first state semifinal bid after claiming the program’s regional title with on Saturday.
Tuesday’s contest also marked West’s third consecutive game against a ranked opponent after defeating honorable mention Saginaw Heritage and third-ranked Bay City Western on Saturday.
West will now face Warren De La Salle at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Michigan State.