Dakota walks off with regional championship in 3-2 thriller against Aquin

DAKOTA, Ill. (WIFR) Dakota and Aquin are no strangers in the playoffs. The two have faced each other in the postseason every year since 2010.

The Bulldogs have beaten the Indians in each of the last three seasons. However, Dakota got the last laugh on Saturday with a walk-off win to beat Aquin 3-2 and win its own regional championship.

Entering the sixth, trailing 2-1, Caden Moyer blasted a solo home run to left. Dakota took that momentum into the seventh. Aden Cassidy lined a single to left, then stole second with two outs. That setup Richie Thompson to bring the senior home with a single that just got by the third baseman.

Dakota will play Newman Central Catholic in the sectional semifinals on Wednesday at Lena-Winslow.