St. Anthony, Jasper County Advance To State

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Published on September 24 2012 12:04 pm
Last Updated on September 24 2012 4:06 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Members of St. Anthony Junior High are, front row, left to right, Jacob Guy, Joseph Kabbes, Ben Rudolphi, Cade Walsh, Mason Thomas, Alex
Deters, Nicholas Dust, Parker Seachrist, Nicholas Martelli, and Cole Hoene. Second row, left to right, Coach Kenny Wohltman, Donnovan Hammer, Greg Utz, Ty Kinkelaar, MichaelLustig, Bryar Jansen, Jon Blanchette, Jacob Schmidt, Drew Gibson, Ethan Greene, Brandon Puckett, andCoach Kenny Cornell. Not present for the Photo: Jacob Zimmerman, Wyatt Lawrence, Christopher Heuerman

ST. ELMO -- Effingham St. Anthony is going to the Class 1A State Baseball Tournament after winning the St. Elmo Sectional Saturday.

The Bullpups trailed Okaw Valley 3-0 after the first inning then pulled within 3-2 in the second inning. The Bulldogs tallied two more in the fourth to pull out the victory.

St. Anthony banged out 12 hits in the contest led by Gibson with two singles, a double and an RBI, Jansen two singles, a double and two RBI and Blanchette a single and a double.

The Bullpups improved to 10-7 and will now play at noon Friday against Champaign St. Matthew at Peoria.

St. Elmo Sectional

Okaw Valley        300  000  0  --  3-  3-1

St. Anthony         020  200  x  --  4-12-1

WP -- Greene. LP -- Fritz.

Okaw Valley -- Fritz, single; Drake, single, 1 RBI; Yarnell, single, 1 RBI

St. Anthony -- Dust, single; Gibson, 2 singles, double, 1 RBI; Jansen, 2 singles, double, 2 RBI; Greene, double; Blanchette, single, double; Hammer, 1 RBI; Walsh, single; Deters, single

Class 1A State Tournament

At Eastside Centre, East Peoria

Friday, September 28

First Round

Game 1 -- Normal Epiphany (17-4) vs. Peoria Limestone Walters (16-2), 10 a.m.

Game 2 -- St. Anthony (10-7) vs. Champaign St. Matthew (18-3), noon

Game 3 -- Hamilton (14-3) vs. Mazona-Verona-Kinsman (8-13), 2:30 p.m.

Game 4 -- Joliet St. Paul (12-3) vs. Nokomis (15-0), 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 29

Semifinals

Game 5 -- Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 10 a.m.

Game 6 -- Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, noon

Third Place

Game 7 -- Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6, 2:30 p.m.

Championship

Game 8 -- Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 4:30 p.m.

Class 2A Casey-Westfield Regional

Jasper County edged Teutopolis 1-0 to win the championship of the Class 2A Casey-Westfield Regional.

The lone run came in the second inning as Mitch Bierman scored. Jasper County had only two hits, singles by Tim Weber and Collin Harris, who drove in the winning run.

Jasper County is now 14-2 and advances to the Class 2A State Tournament Friday at Eastside Centre in East Peoria and will face Morris Saratoga at noon.

Class 2A Casey-Westfield Sectional

Jasper County        010  000  0  --  1-2

Teutopolis               000  000  0  --  0-4

WP -- Geier. S -- Jansen.

Jasper County -- Weber, single; Harris, single, 1 RBI

Teutopolis -- no hits listed.

Class 2A State Tournament

Eastside Centre, East Peoria

Friday, September 21

First Round

Game 1 -- Chillicothe (19-2) vs. Springfield Christ the King (23-2), 10 a.m.

Game 2 -- Morris Saratoga (12-3) vs. Jasper County (14-2), noon

Game 3 -- Stronghurst West Central (14-8) vs. Tremont (18-2), 2:30 p.m.

Game 4 -- Downs Tri-Valley (15-40 vs. Hoopeston Area (14-3), 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 29

Semifinals

Game 5 -- Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 10 a.m.

Game 6 -- Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, noon

Third Place

Game 7 -- Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6, 2:30 p.m.

Championship

Game 8 -- Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 4:30 p.m.