Dixon beats rival Rochelle for the program's first ever regional championship

ROCHELLE, Ill. (WIFR) Payton Lawrence was dominant on the mound as Dixon held Rochelle in check to win 8-2 and earn the program's first ever regional championship.

Lawrence struck out 15 batters in the win while the Hubs' star left-handed pitcher Johnny Beck struck out seven. However, the senior only went three innings in the loss.

Dixon moves on to sectionals for the first time where the Dukes will face Kaneland at Sycamore in the semifinals on Wednesday at 4 p.m.