Mother Nature interrupted the last week of the regular seasons, so almost everyone is going into regionals with a little rust.
With the short range forecast looking wet, Wednesday’s games were iffy at best, and beyond that, the provisional arrangements were being locked down for both softball and baseball.
Massac County’s baseball team dropped its last two regular season games after a modest two-game winning streak.
Massac fell to Vienna on Thursday, May 27, by a count of 11-3, then were shutout by Harrisburg’s Andrew Bittle 6-0 on two hits.
Massac was scheduled to play Eldorado on Wednesday, June 2, at home in the opening game of the “A” regional of the Carbondale Super-Sectional.
The Lady Patriots softball team ended its regular season on a long, 14-game winning streak, compiling a 19-2 overall record and winning the SIRR Conference Ohio division title by virtue of an unblemished 9-0 conference record.
The girls are the No. 1 seed in Sectional A of the IHSA Class 2A Johnston City Super-Sectional and will host the winner of the Anna-Jonesboro v. Vienna opening-round game. The regional champ will be crowned, tentatively, on Friday, June 4, with the winner of Massac’s game matching up against the winner of the West Frankfort and Hamilton County semi-final.
The Ohio Division title is Massac’s first since the 2017-18 season.
Down at Century, Bob Edwards’ team compiled a 10-6 overall record winning the South Egyptian Conference title and earning the third seed in Regional D of the IHSA Class A Carbondale Super-Sectional.
The Centurions are scheduled to play Friday, June 4, at home against the winner of the Dongola v. Meridian game.
The Lady Centurions were scheduled to play Pope County at Golconda Wednesday, June 2, in the opening round of Regional D play in the Class A Johnston City Super-Sectional.