LARNED Jeremy Altic's three-run homer in the second inning Saturday sparked Ottawa to a 15-2 victory over host Larned in the Class AA American Legion state baseball tournament.
Ottawa (33-3) will face the winner of Saturday night's late game between Nickerson and Baxter Springs in today's state final at 1 p.m.
Larned (32-12), the reigning state champ, committed seven errors in the loss. Leading 7-1, Ottawa exploded for eight runs in the seventh inning. Josh Gibbons hit a solo homer, and Will Newland added a three-run triple.