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Area Softball & Baseball Teams Try to Keep Seasons Alive
Sectional semifinal match-ups involving area teams aren't set just yet thanks to last week's rainy weather. There are some high school softball and baseball regional games on today's sports docket that will make things a little more clear as the sectionals begin on Wednesday.

High School Softball

>Class 1A:

Regional Championship

@ Tremont (Monday):

#1 Illini Bluffs vs. #3 Princeville - 4:30 p-m (winner advances to Knoxville Sectional)


@ Knoxville Sectional:

-Wednesday Semifinals-

Stark County vs. Tremont Regional winner - 4:30 p-m

United vs. Orion - 7 p-m


-Saturday-

Championship: winners of Wednesday's semifinal games - 11 a-m


Regional Semifinal

@ Havana (Monday):

#3 South Fulton vs. #2 Havana - 4:30 p-m

Regional Championship (Tuesday)

#1 Lewistown vs. winner South Fulton/Havana - winner advances to the Virginia Sectional


@ Virginia Sectional:

-Thursday Semifinal-

Havana Regional winner vs. Mendon winner (#1 Liberty or #2 Payson Seymour - Monday at 5:00 p-m) - 4:30 p-m

-Wednesday Semifinal-

Griggsville-Perry vs. Virginia A-C Central - 4:30 p-m


-Saturday-

Championship: winners of Wednesday's and Thursday's semifinal games - 11 a-m


>Class 2A


Regional Championship

@ Aledo (Monday):

#1 Sherrard vs. #3 Rock Island Alleman - 4:30 p-m (winner advances to Farmington Sectional)


@ Farmington Sectional:

-Wednesday Semifinal-

Camp Point Central/Southeastern vs. Aledo Regional winner (Sherrard or Alleman) - 4:30 p-m

-Thursday Semifinal-

Canton vs. Brimfield/Elmwood - 4:30 p-m


-Saturday-

Championship: winners of Wednesday's and Thursday's semifinal games - 11 a-m


High School Baseball

>Class 1A:

Regional Championship

@ Cuba (Monday):

#1 North Fulton vs. #3 South Fulton - 4:30 p-m (winner advances to Bloomington Sectional at Illinois Wesleyan University)


@ Bloomington Sectional:

-Wednesday Semifinal-

Cuba Regional winner vs. Tremont Regional winner (#1 Midland vs. #2 Illini Bluffs Monday at 4:30 p-m) - 6 p-m

-Thursday Semifinal-

Annawan-Wethersfield vs. Downs Regional winner (#1 Gibson City vs. #2 Downs Tri-Valley Monday at 4:30 p-m)


-Saturday-

Championship: winners of Wednesday's and Thursday's semifinal games - 11 a-m


@ Jacksonville Sectional:

-Wednesday Semifinal-

ROWVA vs. Warrensburg Regional winner (Argenta-Oreana vs. Heyworth - Monday 4:30 p-m) - 5 p-m

-Thursday Semifinal-

Mason City winner (#4 Hartsburg-Emden vs. #3 Delavan - Monday 4:15 p-m) vs. Virginia winner (#1 Jacksonville Routt vs. #2 Triopia - Monday 4:30 p-m) - 5 p-m


-Saturday-

Championship: winners of Wednesday's and Thursday's semifinal games - 11 a-m


>Class 2A:

Regional Championship

@ Farmington (Monday):

#1 Brimfield-Elmwood vs. #2 Canton - 4:30 p-m (winner advances to Chillicothe Sectional)


@ Taylor Ridge (today):

#4 Macomb vs. #2 Rockridge - 4:30 p-m (winner advances to Chillicothe Sectional)


@ Chillicothe Sectional:

-Wednesday Semifinal-

Farmington Regional winner (Brimfield-Elmwood or Canton) vs. Taylor Ridge Regional winner (Macomb or Rockridge) - 7 p-m

-Thursday Semifinal-

Peru St. Bede vs. Minonk Regional winner (#1 Illinois Valley Central or #2 Eureka - Monday 4:30 p-m) - 7 p-m


-Saturday-

Championship: winners of Wednesday and Thursday's semifinal games - 11 a-m


Regular Season Softball

Galesburg begins postseason play Tuesday in its own regional.

The Silver Streaks lost their final two regular season games Saturday against Metamora 3-0 and Sterling 10-0. Galesburg ended the regular season with a 10-18 record, the most wins since the 2004 GHS squad won 15.

The Streaks are the #1 seed in the Galesburg Regional. Galesburg plays #4 seed Peoria Richwoods at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon. The Streaks would advance to Saturday's regional championship game at 11:00 against the winner of Wednesday's semifinal match-up between #2 seeded Limestone or #3 Dunlap at 4:30.

The regional winner advances to the Streator Sectional to play the winner of the Pontiac Regional June 3rd at 4:30. The regional winners from Pontiac and Bloomington square off in the first sectional semifinal game June 2nd at 4:30 for a spot in the championship game June 5th at 11 a-m.


Regular Season Baseball

Galesburg High School concludes regular season play at home Monday afternoon against Moline.

The Silver Streaks have won six straight, including three games in last weekend's Streaks Classic against East Aurora, Sterling and Peoria Notre Dame. Those victories improved Galesburg's record to 21-13.

Galesburg lost both games of a doubleheader against Moline 2-0 and 10-9 back on May 1st. Monday's game is at 3:00. Galesburg will have two days off before beginning postseason play in the Limestone Regional. GHS, the #3 seed, takes on #2 seed East Peoria Thursday at 4:30. The regional steps off Monday afternoon with #5 seed Peoria High playing #4 Peoria Woodruff at 4:30. The winner advances to Wednesday afternoon's semifinal game against #1 seed Limestone. The winner of that game and the Galesburg/East Peoria game advance to the regional championship game Saturday at 11:00.

The regional winner moves on to the East Peoria Sectional June 2nd and will play the winner of the Washington Regional. The field includes top seed Richwoods, #2 seeded Morton, #3 Washington, #4 Metamora and #5 Dunlap. The other regionals feeding into the East Peoria Sectional are LaSalle-Peru and Morris. The top seeds in those regionals are Rock Island (La-Salle) and Streator (Morris).
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