October 10, 2015
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Hawks beat Rams, claim freshman title
Warwick Beacon photos by Gage Potter
Hendricken players celebrate after the final out on Thursday.

The Bishop Hendricken freshman baseball team capped off an undefeated season on Thursday by defeating La Salle 8-4 in the state championship game at McCarthy Field.

The Hawks finished the regular season as the only unbeaten team in the state with a 16-0 record, and they kept the momentum up in the playoffs.

They beat Toll Gate 14-1 in the quarterfinals, then defeated Pilgrim by the same score in the semifinals to set up the showdown with the Rams.

But La Salle, which was the No. 2 seed after a 14-3 regular season, couldn’t knock off the Hawks, who finished off their perfect season.

It was a fitting end for Hendricken, which scored the most runs (176) in the state, and also allowed the fewest (31) during the regular season.

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