Salt Fork picks Desmond as next baseball skipper

CATLIN — Geoff Desmond's baseball involvement has strong ties to Vermilion County. First, playing at Danville High School and then Danville Area Community College before coming back to coach at his high school.

Little League Championship 2018

Plumber’s & Pipefitters vs. Illinois American Water in the 2018 Little League Championship game at Zahn Park in Champaign on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Little League Semi: Kuhn's vs. Illinois American Water

Kuhn's vs. Illinois  American Water in a Little League semi-final game at Zahnd Park in Champaign on Monday, June 25, 2018.

Little League Semi: Plumbers & Pipefitters vs. Campus Sportswear

Plumbers vs. Campus Sportswear in their Little League semi-final game at Zahnd Park in Champaign on Monday, June 25, 2018.

Holding court: Savvy Warriors star Hoel leaves legacy opponents won't soon forget

TUSCOLA — During the course of four years at Tuscola High School, Dalton Hoel tormented the Warriors' baseball, football and basketball opponents simply by faring well at his job.

2018 All-Area baseball teams



Skylar Bolton Sr. C/3B Oakwood

Alek Bundy Sr. OF Monticello

Austin Cain Sr. P/INF St. Joseph-Ogden

Brooks Coetzee Sr. OF Mahomet-Seymour

Andrew Erickson Sr. P/C Tuscola

Dalton Hoel Sr. SS Tuscola

Ben Jarboe Jr. P/1B/3B Paxton-Buckley-Loda

Luke Jones Sr. C Rantoul

Final area baseball leaders: June 24, 2018

Batting averages

Player, School AB R H RBI AVG.

Stokowski, Mont 103 46 52 42 .505

Bundy, Mont 97 53 47 30 .485

Erickson, Tuscl 128 62 62 58 .484

Spicer, Danvl 61 17 29 23 .475

Hoel, Tuscl 123 70 58 26 .472

Bolton, Oakwd 85 49 40 35 .471

Coetzee, M-S 70 26 33 20 .471

Macias, PrCntrl 86 39 40 13 .465

N-G Final Top 10 | 2018 baseball

Preps coordinator Colin Likas has the final rankings of the 2018 season:


1. Tuscola, 38-4 (1): Finished third in Class 2A in Duff Hoel's last season.

2. Champaign Central, 22-15 (2): Won at least 20 wins for the fifth consecutive season

All-Conference, All-County Teams | 2018 baseball

Big 12 All-Conference