The Hornets battled back from 4-0 and 5-3 deficits to take the lead. DeLaSalle regained the lead and the Hornets were a hit away from stealing it back in the seventh of the state championship game.
The Saline varsity baseball team will compete in the state championship game for the first time since 2010.
The Hornets are headed to the final four.
Saline swept a doubleheader from Pioneer, 3-2 and 11-1, to win the SEC Red for the fifth straight season.
Coming into Monday’s doubleheader at Ann Arbor Huron, the Saline varsity baseball team was ranked top in the state and unbeaten in the SEC Red.
Saline moved to 9-0 in the SEC Red Wednesday with a 9-2 victory over Monroe at Saline High School.