PADUCAH, KY -- The Paducah Tilghman Blue Tornado advanced to the Kentucky 2A State semifinals with an 8-6 win over Lexington Catholic on Friday afternoon.

The Blue Tornado tallied nine hits in the game while holding off a late rally by Lexington Catholic.

With the win, Paducah Tighman moves to 13-0 on the season and will face Taylor County, who is also unbeaten, in Saturday's 2A state semifinals.

First pitch is set for 10:00am in Owensboro, weather permitting.