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Class 2A

Unity Regional

Unity 7, Oakwood 2. The top-seeded Rockets used three-run innings in the second and third to propel themselves into Saturday's 11 a.m. regional championship game. Elyce Knudsen went 4 for 4 with two RBI to spark Unity (25-5), while Morgan Steinman hit a solo home run, Taylor Henry added two RBIand Gracie Renfrow went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Karsen Rupp (2 for 2, RBI) led the ninth-seeded Comets (13-15).

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 8, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 0. The seventh-seeded Blue Devils received home runs from Hunter Edwards (2 for 4, four RBI) and Alyvia Jackson (2 for 3, two RBI) to earn a regional semifinal game win. Laynee Dickison threw a four-hit shutout and struck out eight as BHRA (16-9) won its fifth straight game and advanced to Saturday's regional title game against Unity. Sophia Ashby, Taylor Stal, Kasie Anderson and Trinity Collins each had a hit for No. 4 G-RF (20-10).

Maroa-Forsyth Regiona

lSt. Joseph-Ogden 11, Monticello 0. Bailey Dowling hit three home runs, going 4 for 4 with six RBI to power the second-seeded Spartans (21-9) to a five-inning regional semifinal game win. Zoey Witruk threw a one-hit shutout as SJ-O advanced to play Maroa-Forsyth at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the regional title game. Caitlyn Kesler had the lone hit for No. 6 Monticello (9-15).

Maroa-Forsyth 3, Argenta-Oreana 0. The fifth-seeded Bombers suffered a regional semifinal setback in Forsyth. Camilyn Newbanks registered the lone hit for A-O (13-12).Class 2A Teutopolis RegionalShelbyville 3, Tuscola 2. The top-seeded Warriors led 2-0 after three innings, but couldn't hold on in a regional semifinal game, losing in eight innings to see their successful season come to an abrupt end. Claire Ring went 2 for 3 with an RBI to pace Tuscola (29-3), with both of her hits resulting in doubles.

GCMS Regional

Bloomington Central Catholic 5, Hoopeston Area 0. Kayla Goble and Emily Ray each had a hit for No. 6 Hoopeston Area (20-15) in a regional semifinal defeat.

Newton Regional

Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 1, Robinson 0. Makenzie Brown struck out 19 in throwing a shutout, lifting the third-seeded Knights (23-6) to their 12th straight win and a spot in Friday's 4:30 p.m. regional title game against second-seeded Newton.

 Watseka Regional

Herscher 1, Milford/Cissna Park 0. Kaylee Warren threw a complete game for M/CP (16-11), while Kendall McCalla and Warren each doubled for the Bearcats against the No. 2 seed Tigers in a regional semifinal loss.

Class 1A

Dwight Regional

Fisher 11, St. Anne 1. The second-seeded Bunnies cruised to a six-inning regional semifinal win, relying on two hits, including a home run, and six RBI from Taylor May. Lauren Sommer also added two RBI for Fisher (19-10), which advances to face either Dwight or Gardner-South Wilmington at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the regional title game. Sydney Eichelberger also contributed by going 4 for 4 with four runs scored and throwing a two-hit complete game.Class

Villa Grove Regional

Villa Grove 14, St. Thomas More 0. The top-seeded Blue Devils moved on to Friday's 4:30 p.m. regional title game against No. 4 St. Teresa with a convincing five-inning regional semifinal game win. Reagan Cheely (3 for 3, five RBI), Maris Eversole (2 for 3, two RBI), Molly Mixell (1 for 2, three RBI) and Kyleigh Block (3 for 4, RBI) led the way for Villa Grove (21-12). Jordyn Ray struck out 11, with Maeve Kirby connecting for the only hit by STM (2-19).

St. Teresa 7, Cerro Gordo/Bement 0. Ella Mann had two hits for the fifth-seeded Broncos (3-20) in a regional semifinal defeat.Class 1A Schlarman RegionalSalt Fork 16, Chrisman 1.Jordan Jones, Hailey Hunter and Baylee Birge each went 2 for 3 with three RBI to spark the second-seeded Storm (21-6) to a four-inning regional semifinal game win and advance Salt Fork to Friday's 4:30 p.m. regional title game against Schlarman. Hallee Watters drove in the lone run for No. 8 Chrisman (1-19).

Schlarman 13, Heritage 0. Carrigan Gard went 3 for 4 with four RBI and Suzet Sermershiem went 3 for 4 with an RBI to lead the seventh-seeded Hilltoppers (2-21) to a regional semifinal game win against the third-seeded Hawks (8-16), who received two doubles from Malani Smithenry.

Heyworth Regional

Heyworth 15, Armstrong-Potomac 0. The seventh-seeded Trojans (10-19) didn't record a hit in a regional semifinal loss.


Centennial 6, Urbana 5. Hannah Luchinski hit a solo home run to tie the Big 12 game at 5 in the bottom of the seventh before Nini Liong scored the winning run on an error for the host Chargers (12-14). Raevyn Russell went 2 for 2 with an RBI for Urbana (11-13).

Danville 12, Champaign Central 11. Miya Pendleton (3 for 4, three RBI) led Danville (10-7) in a come-from-behind Big 12 road win, while Ainsley Holland (2 for 4, three RBI) sparked the Maroons (8-18).

Mahomet-Seymour 10-5, Mattoon 6-6. Ashley Wheeler (2 for 4, three RBI) powered M-S in the first game of an Apollo Conference doubleheader, while Aubrie Shore (2 for 4, two RBI) hit a home run in the second game for the Bulldogs (17-10).

In baseball

Centennial 5, Herscher 2. Nolan DeVreise (3 for 3, RBI) and Tyler McClure (2 for 3, RBI) helped Centennial (17-12) post a nonconference road victory.

Normal West 2, Rantoul 0. Nolan Roseman and Adam Crites kept Normal West scoreless through seven innings before the Wildcats broke through in the eighth to earn a nonconference win against the Eagles (14-11).

Urbana 7, Danville 5. Zeke Brown had three hits and two RBI, while Alex Poor picked up a save as the visiting Tigers (3-19) won in Big 12 action. Jake Stipp went 2 for 3 with a stolen base to lead Danville (8-12).

In boys' tennis

At Charleston. Gus Rossow won 6-0, 6-4 at No. 3 singles for Champaign Central and Lalit Gurrapu earned a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 6 singles as the Maroons won 9-0 at Charleston.

At Urbana. Dylan Patel posted a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 3 singles and Bill Layton won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles to lead Urbana to a 9-0 home win against Paris.

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