ZANESVILLE -- The Canal Winchester High School baseball team defeated Cambridge 13-7 in a Division II regional final Friday at Gant Municipal Stadium.

Canal Winchester moves to 28-4 and will play in a state semifinal Thursday at Huntington Park. Cambridge finished 23-7.

It appeared to be the Indians' day early as they scored six runs in the bottom of the first. Cory Spelman had a two-run double, and Drew Dosch and Tyler Steube each had run-scoring singles.

However, Cambridge answered back in the top of the second, scoring three runs off Matt Romanowski before he could record an out. Dosch was brought in to relieve and gave up run-scoring singles to Dillon VanDyne, Winston Turner and Zach Freeman as the Bobcats tied the score at 6. Dosch then got Tyler Hardesty to fly out in foul territory along the first-base line. Tyler Ford attempted to tag up and score from third but Canal Winchester first baseman Aaron Barber made a perfect throw to Spelman, who tagged out Ford at the plate. Another pop out to Barber ended the inning.

After the Bobcats tied the score at seven in the third, Dosch allowed only single in the fifth over the next three innings.

Canal Winchester continued to roll on offense, scoring three runs in the third for a 10-7 lead as Barber scored on a passed ball, Spelman singled in Ryan Rose and Dosch had a sacrifice fly that scored Spelman.

Canal Winchester got three more runs in the bottom of the sixth. Steube singled to scored Anthony Riggs and Romanowski and Curtis Steube hit a sacrifice fly to right that scored Tyler Steube.

"It was a punch to the gut when they answered back (in the top of the second), and Romanowski kind of struggled with his curveball," Canal Winchester coach Jason Vest said. "Drew came in and shut them down. I just can't say enough about his effort. He threw 40-plus pitches for us yesterday (in a 10-9 win over New Philadelphia), and he came back and threw four-plus innings for us today. That's what a leader does."

"After what happened to us last year and yesterday (against New Philadelphia) we knew we could come back and hit," Dosch said. "I was just throwing the ball and got it to go where I wanted to and I was just rolling."