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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.
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