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|Local Sports 5/28/13
A trip to Champaign marked the end of the road for the Galva-Williamsfield baseball team, as the Wildcats were beaten in the class 1A Supersectional by Salt Fork 2-0 yesterday. Wildcats starter James Doubet was touched for a pair of runs in the first inning, which proved to be the only tallies of the game. Salt Fork moves on to the state quarterfinals with a record of 22-7, while Galva-Williamsfield finished at 15-8, having captured its' first-ever sectional title.
The Galesburg Silver Streaks are practicing in preparation for tomorrow's class 3A sectional tournament opener in Washington. The big question is who the Streaks opponent will be. That should be answered this evening as Metamora plays Washington in the completion of their regional tournament title game at Morton, which Metamora led 1-0 when play was suspended by rain on Saturday. Galesburg head coach Arnie Gonzalez says they very familiar with Metamora, having played them in a 3-2 loss earlier this season. However, Washington is a bit of a mystery, as the wet spring weather prevented the teams from meeting.
Tomorrow's Silver Streak game is scheduled for a 5pm start at Washington High School. Galesburg advanced with Saturday's 4-3 come-from-behind win over Alleman in the championship game of the Geneseo Regional. Coach Gonzalez was proud of his team for their perseverance in the win.
A win tomorrow would put the Streaks in the Sectional Final on Saturday against either LaSalle-Peru or Peoria Notre Dame, who play tomorrow at 7:30.
They will try again today to finish the class 2A sectional softball tournament hosted by West Central High School in Henderson County. Heavy rains that fell again this morning threaten the contest, which has been postponed twice already. Sherrard and Tremont are to play (at 4:30) for the right to move onto supersectional play.
WGIL congratulates the Monmouth-Roseville track team on it's second-place finish at the state finals over the weekend. In particular, junior Martel Hunter was outstanding, as he won both the 200 and 400 meter dashes, and narrowly missed winning the 100 by fractions of a second. Hunter is also an all-state football and basketball performer for the Titans.
Interleague Week in the Majors
Cubs at White Sox
Cardinals at Kansas City (pre-game 6:35, 1st pitch 7:10 on WGIL)