Enosburg senior Justus Orton led the Hornets (no. 6) to an 8-6 victory over Harwood in the D2 quarterfinal round, upsetting the No. 3 Highlanders and earning a trip to the semis where they'll face the Spaulding Crimson Tide on Tuesday at 4:30.

Orton toed the rubber for the Hornets, surrendering 4 runs on 7 hits over five and two-thirds innings, and striking out 12.

In the fifth inning, Shea Howrigan doubled, driving in a run; Orton went deep for Enosburg, hitting a two-run homer to give the Hornets a 5-2 lead.

"This was a good win; we didn't play our best game and things were stacked against us that were out of our control, but the boys showed a lot of heart and battled to the end," said Hornet coach Rodney Burns.

Orton led the Hornets' offense with 2 hits in 3 at bats. Owen McKinstry led the Hornets on the base paths with four stolen bases; the team ran wild on the base paths with 13 stolen bases.

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