Century High School’s teams are one game into the IHSA Class A regionals as the Centurions whipped Dongola 14-2 with Kaiden Jones getting the win on the mound. Hunter Burd had a nice three-hit day in the lop-sided win.
The Centurions played Wednesday, May 17, at Goreville against Pope County in the regional semis. Goreville hosted Egyptian in the other semifinal game.
The Lady Centurions also cruised in their first-round game, beating Carrier Mills 12-0. Loagan Clanahan and Allie Sauerbrunn provided the big bats for Century as both drove in four runs each. Ashton Dillow threw the five-inning complete game, allowing four hits and striking out nine. The Lady Centurions were slated to take on Meridian at Cobden on Wednesday, May 17.
Emma Austin and the SIU Salukis softball team finally righted the ship and in the process took the MVC Conference Title, earning themselves a trip to Utah this weekend.
The ‘Dawgs ended the regular season at 36-18 in spite of an awful slide at the wrong time.
The Salukis earned their 14th trip to the big dance and enter the tournament as the fourth seed in the Salt Lake City Region.
The Utah Utes are the top-ranked team in the regional and will be SIU’s opening round opponent.
Baylor and Mississippi make up the rest of the bracket. SIU will face either Baylor or Ole Miss on Saturday, May 20.
Congratulations go to Preston Summers of the Massac County High School baseball and golf teams.
Preston made a hole-in-one, supposedly, last week on hole No. 11 at the Metropolis Country Club. Playing from the back tees (approximately 140 yards), Summers jarred his tee shot with a pitching wedge.
The list of witnesses — Andy Girot, Josh Gilbert, Blaze McClellan and Carter Quint — submitted is admittedly a little shaky, but I guess we can live with it.
Seriously, congratulations, Preston.
Finally, what is going on with Ja Morant?
I confess I know nothing about him as I don’t watch the NBA, but coming out of Murray State, I assumed he was a fine upstanding young man as well as a prodigious basketball talent.
Is he not? Sure seems to be in the middle of a lot of controversy.
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