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Galesburg Baseball Team Prepares for Battle with Metamora; Class 1A & 2A Teams Eye State Tourney
High School Baseball

>Class 3A

@ East Peoria Sectional:

Galesburg, coming off its first regional championship in four years, is gearing up for another do-or-die game Wednesday.

The Silver Streaks (24-13) have won nine straight games, including victories against East Peoria in the semifinals and Limestone in the championship game of the Limestone Regional. The Streaks advanced to the East Peoria Sectional with the wins and will face Metamora Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 in the first semifinal game.

Metamora owns a win against Galesburg, 5-3 back on April 16th. The Redbirds advanced by winning the Washington Regional.

The second semifinal game Wednesday night at 6:30 features Western Big Six champ Rock Island taking on Streator.

The winners play for the sectional championship Saturday at Noon. The winner of the East Peoria Sectional meets the DeKalb Sectional champ in the Rock Island Supersectional next Monday at 5:00 Augustana College.

@ DeKalb Sectional:

DaKalb plays Sycamore at 4:00 Wednesday afternoon in the first semifinal game.

Burlington Central squares off against Aurora Marmion at 4:30 Thursday afternoon in the other semifinal.

The winners play in the sectional title game Saturday at 11 a-m for a spot in the Rock Island Supersectional.

>Class 2A

@ Rock Island - Augustana College Supersectional:

Illinois Valley Central plays Rockford Lutheran at 5:00 Tuesday. The winner moves on the the state semifinals Friday night at 7:00 against Harrisburg at Joliet's Silver Cross Field.

@ Lisle:

Elmhurst Immaculate Conception squares off against Herscher at 7:00 Tuesday night for a state semifinal berth Friday at 4 p-m against Teutopolis.

The Class 2A Third Place game is Saturday at 3 p-m followed by the championship game at 6 p-m.

>Class 1A

@ Springfield:

Lebanon plays Jacksonville Routt Tuesday at 4:00 for a spot in the second state semifinal game in Joliet Friday at 1 p-m

@ Lisle:

Elgin Westminster Christian meets Ottawa Marquette at 4:30 Tuesday for a trip to the state semifinals Friday at 1 p-m against the winner of the Springfield Supersectional

@ Marion:

Patoka and Goreville play at 11:00 Tuesday for a state semifinal berth against Downs Tri-Valley Friday at 10 a-m.

The Class 1A state championship game is Saturday at Noon. The Third Place game is before that at 9 a-m.

High School Softball

>Class 1A

@ State Finals - EastSide Centre in East Peoria:

United gets a third straight showdown with Cobden Friday at 9 a-m in the state semifinals. Cobden has beaten United the last two years in the championship game.

Serena plays Lebanon in the other state semifinal game Friday at Noon.

The Class 1A championship game is Saturday at Noon. The Third place game is at 9 a-m Saturday.

>Class 2A

@ State Finals - EastSide Centre in East Peoria:

Only one of the state semifinal match-ups is set. Johnston City will take on Morrison Friday night at 7:00.

The other semifinal game will be determined by a couple of games on Tuesday.

Olympia and Coal City play at 5:00 Tuesday in the St. Joseph Supersectional for a spot in Friday's semifinal at 4:30. The winner of that game plays the winner of Tuesday's Athens Supersectional clash between Alton Marquette and Sherrard at 4:30.
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