IESA: Homer fourth in softball; 5 area schools at state in baseball
From Submitted Reports September 24, 2012 4:46PM
Updated: October 26, 2012 6:12AM
East Peoria Central dashed the dreams of the two area entries in the recent Illinois Elementary School Association Class AA state softball tournament at Champions Field in Normal.
Tournament champion East Peoria Central (23-0) beat Morris Shabbona 3-2 in the quarterfinals and knocked off Homer 4-0 in the semifinals before beating Mt. Zion 3-1 for the title.
Homer (16-2), which beat Downs Tri-Valley 3-2 in the quarterfinals, lost to Beecher 3-2 in nine innings in the third-place game to finish fourth.
In the quarterfinals, Janelle Brehm had two hits for Shabbona (13-1), while Marissa Ramirez had a hit, run and RBI for Homer.
Elana Woulfe singled and doubled in Homer’s semifinal loss. Ramirez and Megan Kelly had two hits in the third-place game.
The area will have five representatives, three in Class 3A, in the IESA state baseball tournament this weekend at East Side Centre in East Peoria.
Minooka (15-5), which has allowed one run in its last four games, beat Forrest Prairie Central 4-0 in the 3A sectional final at Minooka. Troy (14-3) whipped Jane Addams 13-2 at Troy and Summit Hill (11-8) slipped past Manteno 5-4 at Summit Hill.
Minooka will challenge Morton (22-0) at 10 a.m. Friday in the quarterfinals. Troy and Summit Hill will square off at 4:30 p.m.
St. Paul (12-3) scored a 6-3 victory over Grant Park at Lou Vonn Fields to earn a berth in the 1A quarterfinals opposite Nokomis (15-0) at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Nokomis is the only unbeaten team in the eight-team field. Tyler Boggetto earned the win over Grant Park, pitching all seven innings. Reed Christensen and Nick Trevino had run-scoring doubles.
In 2A, Morris Saratoga (12-3) advanced to the quarterfinals with a 13-8 victory over Richland at Lou Vonn Fields. Newston Jasper County (14-2) will be Morris Saratoga’s quarterfinal opponent at noon Friday.
The Cubs beat the White Sox 9-1 in a Miracle League baseball game played on the field outside the left-center field fence at Silver Cross Field. Christian Shaw hit a home run, Austin Nichols had two doubles and Lucas LaSalvia had two hits for the Cubs. Aric Schieman had two hits for the Sox.
Corrigan commits to SIU
Carlie Corrigan, a 5-foot-10 senior guard at Plainfield North, has made a commitment to Southern Illinois. She was the second-leading scorer in the Joliet area last season behind Bolingbrook’s Morgan Tuck, who is a freshman at Connecticut.
Several holes-in-one recently were reported from Inwood, including one by University of St. Francis freshman Krystal Garritson, a Lockport graduate. She aced the 135-yard seventh hole using an 8-iron. Roy Griparis and Ashley Howard witnessed.
David Gore of Plainfield aced the 161-yard 12th hole using a 3-wood. Joe Gavin, John McCullum and Mike Howland witnessed.
Nicholas Drake of Lockport scored a hole-in-one on the 148-yard seventh hole with an 8-iron. Joe Gawle and Tever Browning were witnesses.
John Uremovic of Joliet got a hole-in-one with a 5-iron on the 178-yard 10th hole. Jim Ardaugh and Tony Uremovic witnessed.
Chuck McDowell of Joliet aced the 167-yard fourth hole using a 4-iron. Witnesses were Jim Koerner, Rick Doyle and Bob Slack.