Baseball

Twin County Royals lose 10-7 to Mahomet Diamond Dogs

PAXTON -- The Twin County Royals lost 10-7 to the Mahomet Diamond Dogs on Wednesday.
 
The Diamond Dogs scored a run in the top of the first inning as Clayton Seal drew a walk before advancing to second base on an error and scoring on a Carter Johnson groundout.
 
The Royals then took a 4-1 lead with four runs in the bottom of the first inning

Twin County Royals vs. Mahomet Diamond Dogs

Here are some of the highlights from Wednesday's baseball game in Paxton ...


Twin County Royals split doubleheader with Livingston County Thunder

BUCKLEY -- The Twin County Royals split a doubleheader with the Livingston County Thunder on Sunday, winning 12-11 in game two.
 
The Royals rallied from an 11-8 deficit by scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as Gavin Spitz hit a grand-slam home run on a line drive to center field.
 
Twin County scored five runs in the second i

Buckley Dutchmasters swept in season-opening twinbill by Game Seven

COLFAX -- The Buckley Dutchmasters' quest for a third consecutive Eastern Illinois Baseball League regular-season championship is off to a slow start.
 
The Dutchmasters were swept in their 2018 season-opening doubleheader on Sunday as Game Seven won 3-2 in game one and 5-4 in game two.
 
Buckley took an early 1-0 lead in game one. 

Paxton Swedes swept in EI League season-opening doubleheader; Royal Giants win 15-14 in extra innings in game two

PAXTON -- Paxton Swedes player/manager Mark Prina says he is "cautiously optimistic" about his 2018 Eastern Illinois Baseball League squad.
 
The Swedes are hoping to improve from their 4-18 and 5-18 records in 2017 and 2016, respectively.
 
"If we can get these guys to commit to being here regularly, I think you'll see improvement in our over

Paxton Swedes vs. Royal Giants (2018)

Here are some of the highlights from Sunday's Eastern Illinois Baseball League doubleheader in Paxton ...


Buckley Dutchmasters at Game Seven

Here are some of the highlights from Sunday's Eastern Illinois Baseball League doubleheader at Colfax ...


PBL baseball ends 2018 season with loss in IHSA Class 2A regional semifinals to Olympia

BUCKLEY -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball team ended its 2018 season with a 15-9 loss in Thursday's IHSA Class 2A PBL Regional semifinal game to Stanford Olympia.
 
Olympia (13-16) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning as Ethan Davis singled and Isaac Riegler doubled to right field before both runners crossed home plate on a Leighton Rutherford single to le

PBL baseball vs. Olympia

Here are some of the highlights from Thursday's IHSA Class 2A regional semifinal game at Scheiwe Field in Buckley ...


GCMS baseball ends 2018 season with 4-2 loss to top-seeded Tri-Valley in regional semifinals

BUCKLEY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley baseball team had the game-winning run on base during the seventh inning of Wednesday's IHSA Class 2A Paxton-Buckley-Loda Regional semifinal game against top-seeded Tri-Valley.
 
Despite a 4-2 loss, GCMS head coach Dustin White said he was proud of his ninth-seeded team's effort.
 
“If you look at it th

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