A four-run first inning got things going and Faith Christian never looked back.
The Eagles only needed five innings to get a 14-4 win over Manitou Springs on Saturday, sending them into next weekend with the Class 3A baseball championship in their sights.
Faith Christian is scheduled to face University on Friday. With a win, the Eagles will have to be beaten twice for anyone else to claim the state title.
Manitou Springs and Kent Denver will be the other 3A game on Friday. The loser of that game will be eliminated from the state tournament.
If Faith Christian falls to University, the winner of the Kent/Manitou game will play University in another elimination game, with that winner moving on to face the Eagles for the 3A title. Kent Denver fought off elimination earlier in the day with a 14-1 win over St. Mary's.
University edged Lamar 5-4 in an elimination game right after the Savages had eliminated defending 3A champion Eaton.
Dawson School 13, Dayspring Christian 3
Dawson School cruised into the 2A state semifinals with a 13-3 win over Dayspring Christian on Saturday.
The Mustangs will play at 10 a.m. Saturday at Andenuccio Field in Pueblo for a chance to move on to the 2A state title game.
Sedgwick County 7, Resurrection Christian 4
After getting upset a year ago, Sedgwick County is one game away from playing for a state championship.
The Cougars beat Resurrection Christian 7-4 Saturday and will face Dawson school in the 2A semifinals next weekend.