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Justin Demand's final fastball popped leather, and moments later from beyond the fence in center field came more sounds that were pleasant to the ears of Lakes. Snap, crackle, pop, sizzle. Pretty. Pretty appropriate. Demand's 16-strikeout performance against Antioch last month was worthy of fireworks, and Friday the Lakes lefty got them. Which he earned again. After Demand pitched No. 2 Lakes to a 1-0 win over No. 3 Antioch in the teams' Class 3A Lakes regional semifinal, a small fireworks show briefly took place. "Perfect timing," Lakes coach Ray Gialo said. "Somebody must have been looking out for us, I guess."