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Lindenhurst advances to state Class AA final

Lindenhurst pitcher Rich Vrana starts the 2nd inning

Lindenhurst pitcher Rich Vrana starts the 2nd inning with a strike against Valley Central in the New York State Class AA Semi Final in Binghamton. The Bulldogs advance to the Finals with 3-0 win over Valley Central. (June 12, 2010) Credit: Kevin Colton

Lindenhurst defeated Valley Central, 3-0, in the state Class AA semifinal at Binghamton University. The winning streak is now 20 games for Lindenhurst (25-1), which will play the winner of McQuaid-Guilderland at 4 p.m. today in the final.

Lefthander Rich Vrana was exceptional for Lindenhurt. He threw a four-hitter, walked one and struck out eight and retired 10 straight before issuing a leadoff walk on four pitches in the bottom of the seventh. Lindenhurst scored two in the first inning as the first three batters all reached on singles.

Mike Roehrig went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two RBIs and Ken Gentile went 2-for-3.

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