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Titans to play powerhouse LaGrange in semi-finals!

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Jonathan Kolowich has hit a few home runs this season, but in Wednesday's third round of the Class AAA playoffs, the junior right fielder probably hit his most timely homer, launching a three-run shot over the left-field fence that turned a one-run deficit into a two-run lead and an eventual 6-5 win for Blessed Trinity over visiting Harris County.

"It felt awesome," said Kolowich, who went 1-for-3 with three RBIs. "It was a curveball, but he hung it."

The Titans (28-5) had beaten Harris County 5-1 in the first of two games Tuesday and had lost the nightcap 10-9, despite leading 8-0 after three innings. The series was Blessed Trinity's first to go the distance this postseason, following its sweeps of Cass at home and North Hall on the road.

"I knew our guys would keep on competing," said Titans coach Andy Harlin. "We talk a lot about being patient and playing seven, one-inning ballgames."

Titans will play Monday's semifinal at 2004 champion LaGrange, a 13-3, 14-4 quarterfinal winner over Carrollton.

The Titans will have their hands full against LaGrange, a defending quarterfinalist that has reached at least the semifinals three of the past four seasons.