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PBL JH baseball wins 12-6 over Unity

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School baseball team won 12-6 Monday over Tolono Unity.
 
The Panthers tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the first inning as Jeremiah Ager and Aiden Johnson each drew a walk before Kayden Snelling singled to send Ager home.
 
In the third inning, PBL scored a run to cut their four-run deficit t

Paxton Swedes lose games two, three of EI League Tournament championship series to Royal Giants

GIFFORD -- The clock struck midnight on the Eastern Illinois Baseball League's Cinderella team at a heartbreaking time.
 
The Paxton Swedes were three outs away from winning the league's tournament championship as they led 3-1 going into the bottom of the ninth inning of game two of the championship series on Sunday.
 
The Royal Giants scored

Paxton Swedes vs. Royal Giants (Sunday EI League championship series)

Here are some of the sights and highlights from games two and three of the Eastern Illinois Baseball League Tournament championship series held Sunday at Franzen Field in Gifford ...


PBL JH baseball sweeps season-opening doubleheader over Fisher

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School baseball team swept its season-opening doubleheader over Fisher on Saturday.
 
In game one, PBL won 17-0.
 
Aiden Johnson and Cole Purvis combined to pitch a three-inning no-hitter.

Paxton Swedes defeat Royal Giants 4-3 in game one of EI League Tournament championship series

PAXTON -- The Cinderella story is one step away from completion.
 
The Paxton Swedes, who entered the six-team Eastern Illinois Baseball League's Tournament championship series as the fifth seed, is one away from claiming the title after defeating the second-seeded Royal Giants 4-3 in game one of the best-of-three series on Saturday.
 
“Who wo

Paxton Swedes vs. Royal Giants (EI League championship series)

Here are some of the highlights from game one of the Eastern Illinois Baseball League Tournament championship series played Saturday in Paxton ...


PBL JH baseball vs. Fisher (2018)

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's doubleheader in Paxton ...


Drew's View: EI League has an issue, and now is not the time for expansion

I'd like an explanation.
 
This Sunday, an Eastern Illinois Baseball League Tournament quarterfinal game was forfeited because the Champaign Dream did not have enough players available to play.
 
This is the same team that had to forfeit its first three weeks of the season because a lot of their players were still playing on Parkland College's

Buckley Dutchmasters' season ends with loss to Royal Giants in EI League Tournament semifinals

GIFFORD -- Adam Carver proved that the voters for the Eastern Illinois Baseball League's Virgil Scheiwe Most Outstanding Pitcher Award were right for selecting him for the award.
 
Carver faced Andrew Zenner, the other nominee for the award, and helped the Royal Giants win 7-0 in the EI League Tournament semifinals over the Buckley Dutchmasters by allowing no runs on

Paxton Swedes advance to EI League Tournament championship series with win over top-seeded Gifford-Flatville

GIFFORD -- With a 5-4 win in Sunday's Eastern Illinois Baseball League Tournament semifinals, the Paxton Swedes will play in the championship series for the first time since 2009.
 
"It has been a long time coming," Swedes player/manager Mark Prina said.
 
The Giflats, meanwhile, were hoping to reach the championship series for the first time

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