Hines Sight: A sports year in review
It's hard to believe the high school sports year has come to a close.
Once again, the year stretched into June with a baseball team competing at the highest postseason level.
Pike shares top baseball honor
Jake Pike claimed co-Player of the Year in the South Seven Conference after a stellar season for the Rams baseball team this season.
He shared the postseason award with Althoff's Luke Frazier.
Webber finishes second
Webber's baseball team ran into a buzz saw in the 1A state title game Saturday.
Crete Illinois Lutheran scored the opening seven runs on its way to a 12-2 victory over the Trojans in six innings. The Chargers seized a big early cushion with seven combined runs in the second and third innings.
Hines Sight: Players, fans will remember run
Webber's baseball run ended on Saturday with a loss in the 1A state championship, but it's going to be a long time before anyone associated with the program forgets this team.
Webber falls in final
Webber's baseball team lost Saturday's 1A state championship 12-2 in six innings against Crete Illinois Lutheran.
Trojans prevail in 10
Jordan Wheeler celebrated his 19th birthday Friday.
The way the day's 1A state semifinal game against New Athens was going, it looked like he might throw about that many innings.
“I think my adrenalin was what kept me going,” Wheeler said.
Wheeler hurled a complete game, and Webber won 5-4 in 10 innings.
State finals notebook: Defense shines despite error total
Webber's defense was officially credited with six errors in Friday's state semifinal game against New Athens.
Despite the high total, it was Webber's defense that kept them close.
Eleven players comprise the entire Webber baseball program.
It might not sound like many, but the Trojans have proven that numbers don't mean much this season. What matters is performance on the field.
Cardinals bounce back, beat Royals 5-2 in 11
Matt Carpenter had a career-high five hits, including the go-ahead double in the 11th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
Four teams enter the 1A baseball state final with the hope of emerging as a champion in Peoria.
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