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Orland Park resident Tyler Struck (right) consoles Aidan Goggins following Providence’s 9-5 loss to Marist on June 1 in the Class 4A Lockport Sectional final. STEVE MILLAR/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Steve Millar, Contributing Editor
4:28 am CDT June 4, 2019

Even down to its final out with a six-run deficit, Providence was not going to go down easily to Marist in the Class 4A Lockport Sectional championship game on Saturday, June 1.

In typical Celtics fashion, they made things interesting in the seventh inning, scoring a pair of two-out runs and nearly getting the tying run to the plate before falling 9-5.

“I’m proud of our boys,” Providence coach Mark Smith said. “They battled back. I don’t think a lot of people gave us a chance, and we showed we’re a better club than our record indicated.