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|Sports Roundup -- 6/5/10
|High School Softball - State Tournament in East Peoria
United didn't let a rare lopsided loss ruin a special time at state as the Red Storm bounced back to win the third place game.
The Red Storm scored three runs in the first inning, then added two more each in the second and third frames to beat Serena 7-3 Saturday in a game that was called in the top of the sixth inning because of wet playing conditions.
The win takes some of the sting out of Friday's 10-2 loss against Cobden, the winner of the last two state titles in Class 1A at the expense of the Red Storm. The latest defeat for United, though, was especially painful. The Appleknockers hit two home runs, one a grand slam, and scored nine runs in the second inning en route to the lopsided win. United was hoping the third matchup against the southern Illinois school from Union County would be the charm - but it wasn't meant to be.
The Red Storm were able to shake off the loss. The team banged out nine hits in the third place game, including two apiece from Gina Long and Kaitlyn Winkler (2-for-3). Winkler knocked in two runs and scored twice and Katie Kaywood had two RBIs in her only at-bat. Long and Augusta Chandler each had an RBI for United.
Katie Bertelsen gave up seven hits and three runs, but only one of them earned, and struck out eight to earn the win. She finished the season with a 29-6 record in the circle. United finished with a 31-6 record.
Cobden won its third straight state title, beating Lebanon 2-0
Coal City completed an undefeated season (40-0) by beating Johnston City 5-0 in the championship game
Morrison defeated Alton Marquette 3-2 in the third place game
Moline is advancing to the supersectional round. The Maroons handed O'Fallon a 7-1 loss in the championship game of the Belleville East Sectional
High School Baseball - Postseason
@ East Peoria Sectional:
Galesburg High School's baseball team has advanced to the Class 3A Elite Eight.
The Silver Streaks (26-13) beat Streator (29-7) 10-8 Saturday afternoon in the East Peoria Sectional in a game that was moved from a 12 p-m start time to 4:30 p-m. The win was the 11th straight for Galesburg, which earned its first sectional crown since the 1989 season.
Streator was seeking its first sectional championship since 1963. Instead it's the Silver Streaks moving on to the Rock Island-Augustana College Supersectional Monday at 5 p-m.
Galesburg will play DeKalb, which beat Aurora Marmion Academy 6-5 Saturday in the DeKalb Sectional championship game.
Elgin Westminster Christian downed Goreville 15-5 in the championship game at Silver Cross Field in Joliet. Lebanon won the third place game 7-3 against Downs Tri-Valley.
Teutopolis handed Harrisburg its first loss of the season after 40 wins in a row, 7-1, to win the championship. Chillicothe IVC claimed the third place trophy by defeating Elmhurst Immaculate Conception 6-4.