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Big Second Inning Lifts Cobden Past United in 1A Semifinals
High School Softball - State Semifinals

@ EastSide Centre in East Peoria:


Cobden now owns three straight wins against United in the past three years at state.

The Appleknockers smacked three home runs, including two in a nine-run second inning - one of those a grand slam - and beat the Red Storm 10-2. United scored its first run of the game in the third inning when Michelle Ravel drove a teammate home.

Cobden (32-4) goes for its third straight state championship against Lebanon. United (30-6) will play Serena in the third place game Saturday morning at 9:30.


Lebanon 22 (35-4)

Serena 2 (20-13)

Lebanon set a tournament record for the most runs scored in a single game. The Greyhounds play Cobden for the state championship Saturday after the third place game between United and Serena. Lebanon owns a win against the Appleknockers, 4-1 on April 10th.

High School Baseball - State Semifinals

@ Silver Cross Field - Joliet


Goreville (24-11) - 4

Downs Tri-Valley (13-15) - 3

Goreville advances to the championship game to play the winner of the next semifinal game. Downs Tri-Valley returns for Saturday's third place game at Noon.


Lebanon (19-14)

Elgin Westminster Christian (28-9)

> 12:00 p.m.

-The winner plays Goreville in the Class 1A championship game Saturday after the third place game. The losing team meets Downs Tri-Valley in the third place game at 9:00 Saturday morning.

--->The Class 2A baseball semifinal games begin at 3:00 Friday afternoon while the softball semifinals get started at 4:30
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