The Kenedy Lion baseball team became area champions on Saturday when they defeated the Charlotte Trojans. The Lions had no trouble in the opening game on Friday night winning 8-1. On Saturday the Lions played up to their motto “KFND”- “Kenedy Fight Never Dies”. The score was tied going into the seventh inning 1-1 and the Lions would score three runs in the top to go ahead 4-1 and would hold off a late charge by the Trojans to win 4-2 in the hard fought battle . The Lions will now face Mason in the regional quarterfinal on Friday, May 18, in Hondo. They will play one game at 7:30 p.m. with the winner moving on the regional semifinal. Back row, from left, are Coach Bell, manager Sheldon Hons, Daniel Fuentes, Kristofer Bryan, Eddie Villarreal, Isaac Cruz, Cedric Mejia, Jacob Asebedo, Dominic Cruz, Coach Werner, Coach Hajovsky. Front row, from left, are Jordan Valdez, RayJ Garza, Tristan Mejia, Aaron Castillo, J D DelosSantos, Jeremy Rodriguez, Rolie Zepeda. See Sports, 1B, for more on this story.