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|Local Sports 5/8/13
The Galesburg Silver Streaks baseball team claimed a share of the Western Big 6 championship yesterday with a pair of wins over United Township, and a loss by Alleman at Quincy. The Streaks posted 6-3 and 10-2 victories over the Panthers, led by the pitching of Carson Cheeseman and Peyton Isaacson. Meanwhile in Quincy, the hosts rallied to defeat the Alleman Pioneers in the backend of a doubleheader 7-6, allowing the Silver Streaks to tie for the conference title with a league mark of 8-2. Galesburg is now 21-6 for the season, and is scheduled to play at Rock Island tomorrow, although the weather forecast is not favorable.
On the area baseball schedule for today, Monmouth-Roseville plays United; Abingdon travels to West Prairie; and Knoxville is in Kewanee.
The GHS softball team will be trying to erase the memory of a bad start to the week as they play at West Central this afternoon. The Streak's girls have lost 3 straight, and today will face an opponent that has a record of 25-1 for the season.
Elsewhere in softball action, ROWVA plays at North Fulton; United travels to Stark County; and Abingdon visits Brimfield.
The Galesburg girls soccer team has seen some tough competition lately, including Quincy on Monday when they lost 6-0. The Streaks are hoping to turn things around this evening as they host Rock Island, with the varsity match starting at 6:30 at the YMCA field.
The Carl Sandburg Chargers baseball team is off until Saturday, when they will play at Elgin at 9am to begin round robin play, as the Region 4 tournament continues. Sandburg qualified for the sectional by thumping Illinois Valley 11-3 yesterday.