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Chargers exact revenge

MOUNT ZION – Only one of the current Centennial baseball players (Eric VonQualen) was in the starting lineup last spring when Mount Zion ended the Chargers' season in the sectional finals. Former Charger Tyler Stefan was on the field that day and that loss still haunts him.

M-S' DiFilippo gets his wish

MAHOMET – Nic DiFilippo's wife asked him for weeks what he wanted for his birthday. And every time she asked, the Mahomet-Seymour baseball coach had the same answer: "a W."

The Bulldogs came through for their coach Saturday, winning a Class 3A regional title 11-9 against Champaign Central on their coach's 28th birthday.

Collins' grand slam, Learnard's arm put Storm at new height

DANVILLE – Gary Hansgen doesn't mind being wrong about his baseball team.

Asked in the preseason to assess Salt Fork, he commented that the pitching would be strong but the offense might be questionable.

Watts, Woods awesome for Watseka

BRAIDWOOD – After his team nearly lost its first postseason game to Clifton Central last week, Watseka coach Darin Hartman didn't have to yell at his guys to get them refocused. The Warriors did that themselves and have ridden that wave all the way to Monday's Class 2A super-sectional at Lisle after a 5-4 win against Kankakee Bishop McNamara on Saturday.

Marcus Jackson previews today's prep baseball games

Play ball!

We asked staff writer Marcus Jackson for his thoughts on today's baseball regional and sectional title games:

Sharp Zeigler carries M-S

Bulldogs set up title showdown against Central

Knights are getting the royal treatment

FARMER CITY – Think the folks here aren't excited about Blue Ridge athletics? Think again.

If you happened to be around town Saturday afternoon, you might have noticed the softball team getting a police escort into the city limits after winning the regional championship at Argenta-Oreana.

Impressive run ends for Sabers

MONTICELLO – When the St. Thomas More baseball program was getting off the ground six years ago, the Sabers had 10 players.

N-G Top 10: Baseball

Each week, The News-Gazette ranks the top 10 teams in a spring sport. This week's topic: baseball

Sacre, Storm continue march

DANVILLE – Salt Fork overcame a two-run deficit in the final two innings Wednesday at Danville Stadium to move into the Sweet 16 in Class 1A baseball.