Area baseball stats (as of April 18, 2018)

Batting averages

Player, School AB R H RBI AVG.

Helmuth, Arcola 15 4 9 3 .600

Sammer, LeRoy 31 10 18 15 .581

Stokowski, Mont 52 25 29 19 .558

D. Howard, GRF/C 22 12 12 3 .545

Roesch, GCMS 13 3 7 1 .538

Horner, Watsk 15 1 8 4 .533

Bunton, Danvl 17 11 9 4 .529

Fruehling, STM 38 14 20 7 .526

Wednesday's preps roundup: Vermillion shuts door on Sages

In baseball

Argenta-Oreana 21, Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond 9. Kyle Rigbsy plated five RBI for the visiting Bombers (4-4), while Waylon Schlabach had two doubles and an RBI for ALAH (3-5).

Vinson perfect on bittersweet day

FITHIAN — Chase Vinson's Wednesday morning began with the delivery of horrible news. His summer baseball pitching coach, former Schlarman star and 23-year-old Tyler Brennan, died late Tuesday in a single-car accident east of Danville.

"He was definitely on my mind all game," the Oakwood senior said of Wednesday's tilt with Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Cromwell tosses no-no for SJ-O

In baseball

Argenta-Oreana 8, Cerro-Gordo/Bement 1. Ryder Sprague and Gunnar Moore both drove in a pair of runs to key a win for the host Bombers (3-4) over the Broncos (0-9) in Little Okaw Valley Conference play. Connor Moore picked up the win on the mound, while Logan Munster drove in CG/B's lone run.

Athletes of the Week: Naomi DuPree & Joe Stilger

Naomi DuPree | Champaign Central girls' soccer

Colin's Best Of The Bunch: April 16, 2018

Preps coordinator Colin Likas offers his latest Best of the Bunch, which includes shoutouts to athletes from Hoopeston Area, LeRoy, Salt Fork, Tuscola, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond, Villa Grove, Champaign Central, Mahomet-Seymour, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin and Urbana.

Prep pulse: April 16, 2018

Now that the weather is finally allowing for spring high school sporting events to take place, it’s high time to take a look at local squads’ postseason sites.

N-G baseball Top 10: As of April 16


On campus, April 14, 2018

Senior Luke Vaughn, from Centennial, set the Memphis men's track & field program record in the discus at the Crimson Tide Invitational last week. On his third attempt, Vaughn broke the 15-year-old school record with a throw of 200 feet, 2 inches.