SPRINGFIELD — For 10 innings Wednesday, Centennial played flawless defense.
But two errors in the 11th cost the Chargers in their 2-1 loss to Chatham Glenwood in a sectional semifinal.
“It’s a tough loss but I was very proud of the way we played that game,” Centennial coach Rich Hyde said.
Starter Jeff Lindgren’s eight-inning effort — including nine strikeouts — kept the Chargers in it.
Singles by Zach Parks and Dylan Grady (two hits on the day) — plus a Chatham Glenwood error — put Centennial ahead 1-0 in the 11th.
But the Chargers couldn’t hold on, finishing 22-16.
“The kids said they wanted to win 20 games and a regional championship, and they accomplished that,” Hyde said. “It was a great group of players to work with.”