The Dragons demonstrated plenty of the character that Evans has talked about after falling behind 4-1 Monday to visiting Cawood in the sixth inning of the 52nd District Tournament matchup.
Harlan (15-13) rallied for six runs in the bottom of the inning, after Cawood had scored three in the top of the sixth, to knock off the Trojans 7-4 and earn a berth in tonight's championship game opposite Cumberland.
"We've been there before," Evans said. "These kids have so much heart. It's unbelievable how hard they play. They are a special group."
Junior catcher Josh Howard started the comeback by drawing a walk. Jared Meadors was safe on an error to move Howard to second. Bradley Guyn followed with an RBI single to left. Walks to Charlie Noe and Shea Moody forced in another run. Jon Graham's sacrifice fly tied the game.
John Smith was hit by a pitch and Logan Curry walked to force in the go-ahead run. A groundout by Kevin Harris and an error by Howard on a pickoff attempt closed the scoring.
Cawood (10-18) was again hurt by mistakes, including five costly errors.
"Mental mistakes have beat us all year," first-year Cawood coach John Lewis said.
"Those errors get a pitcher down. Our pitchers have pitched much better than their records indicate."
The Trojans took the lead in the sixth after Cory Estep and Corey Daniels led off by drawing walks from Harlan starter Kevin Harris. Marty Miniard's sacrifice fly gave Cawood a 2-1 lead. Kevin Howard followed with a two-out triple, then scored on a wild pitch.
Harlan scored an unearned run in the first inning as Guyn was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Cawood pulled even in the third inning as Sam Jenkins led off with a single, moved to second on a walk to Estep and scored on Jacob Napier's sacrifice fly.
Harris (6-3), a senior right-hander, earned the win as he gave up four runs on four hits in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked five.
Smith got the final out for his third save after Cawood brought the tying run to the plate in the seventh inning.
Howard (3-7) gave up only three hits while striking out six and walking five.
Curry, Guyn and Moody each had hits for the Dragons.
Estep, Howard, Jenkins and Estes each had hits for Cawood.