What area baseball, softball and girls' soccer teams are standing out the spring sports season hits its home stretch? What can Julian Pearl bring to the Illinois football team? Will any track and field athletes have a shot to win state titles next month? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis will answer any of your questions during his 12:30 p.m. chat on Thursday.
Bulldogs win twice. Mahomet-Seymour (11-9) defeated Tremont 16-2 and Eureka 19-2, both five-inning wins, as Brooks Coetzee and Bradley Hamilton each went 3 for 4 with three RBI in the win against Tremont. Kyle Kinney went 2 for 4 with four RBI against Eureka.
Blue Ridge 12, Armstrong-Potomac 0. Freshman pitcher Aaron Jayne fanned nine batters while firing his first varsity no-hitter as the Knights blanked the Trojans. Alec Lyle smashed a single and a triple, and Drew Wells scored a run for the Knights (12-10). The Trojans are now 1-10.
■ Blue Ridge 9, Judah Christian 1. Caleb Trotter went 3 for 3 with a triple and four RBI to lead the host Knights (10-10). Sam Duggins added two hits and scored three runs for Blue Ridge, while Sam Harris collected two hits for the Tribe (0-5).
Hoopeston Area 2, Salt Fork 0. Brady Gaddis pitched a two-hit shutout as the Cornjerkers (8-3) won at home. Gaddis struck out six and walked one. Bailey Crose had two hits for Hoopeston.
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 19, Tremont 8. Andrew Zenner (six runs batted in) and Jaxson Coplea (three RBI) each collected three hits in support of winning pitcher Keaton Krumwiede.
St. Joseph-Ogden 5, Unity 2. Colton Hale struck out nine batters and had a two-run double to pace the Spartans to victory in a game played at St. Joseph. Marty Wright had two doubles for the Spartans (12-2, 3-1 Okaw Valley Conference). Zach Spencer smashed two hits for the Rockets (7-8, 0-2).
How good is Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball? What about St. Joseph-Ogden softball? Or Mahomet-Seymour girls' soccer? What area track and field teams could make a run at a possible state title next month in Charleston? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is here to take any and all questions regarding the local high school sports scene during his 12:30 p.m. chat on Thursday.