Drenching a victorious coach in cold water from the Gatorade bucket has rich roots that are decades old in the world of sports.
Webber pulled off the postgame prank with perfection on Monday night at Marion's Rent One Park. A pair of crafty players snuck up behind Webber coach Sam Root while he was distracted making comments to area media.
The water and ice successfully soaked Root, igniting a new round of celebration among the Trojan fans and players.
Mark Knepler might be the hottest No. 8 hitter in the state of Illinois this postseason.
Knepler had Webber's game-winning hit in the regional final. He also provided a grand slam in the sectional final.
He has 11 hits in 16 postseason at-bats this year. He also has three walks in the five playoff games.
Paul Hines is the sports editor at the Register-News.