Baseball

Twin County Royals lose 11-8 to Charleston Redbirds

CHARLESTON -- The Twin County Royals lost 11-8 on Sunday to the Charleston Redbirds.
 
After the Redbirds took a 5-0 lead in the first inning, the Royals scored three runs in the second.
 
Ephraim Johnson singled before Cole Purvis reached base on an error to send Johnson across home plate.

Paxton Swedes split EI League doubleheader with Game Seven

PAXTON -- Paxton Swedes player/manager Mark Prina said he felt confident going into Sunday's Eastern Illinois Baseball League doubleheader against Game Seven.
 
“I woke up excited today knowing that we're going to be a factor in the league this year," Prina said.

Paxton Swedes vs. Game Seven

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


Twin County Royals defeat Robinson 6-2

CHARLESTON -- The Twin County Royals won 6-2 over Robinson in a Saturday tournament game in Charleston.
 
The Royals took a 4-0 lead with four runs in the fourth inning.
 
Keagan Busboom led off the inning with a double to center field and Aiden Johnson got on base via a bunt single before a line-drive double to center field hit by Gavin Spitz

Buckley Dutchmasters split doubleheader with Elgin Bulldogs

BUCKLEY -- For at least one Buckley Dutchmaster, a non-league doubleheader against the Elgin Bulldogs offered a chance to be reunited with a college teammate.
 
In game two of Saturday's twinbill against the Bulldogs of the Metropolitan Collegiate Summer Baseball League, Buckley's Andrew Zenner, who ended his freshman year at John A.

Buckley Dutchmasters vs. Elgin

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's non-league doubleheader in Buckley ...


All-conference baseball, softball teams announced

HEART OF ILLINOIS BASEBALL TEAM
First team
Nathan Lavender, El Paso-Gridley*; Silas Israel, Tremont*; Sam Scott, Deer Creek-Mackinaw*; Matt Mier, Tri-Valley*; Jake Burge, Tremont*; Nathan Garard, GCMS*; Daniel Frank, Eureka; Matt Manint, Tri-Valley; Brandon Henson, Fisher; Ryan Wagenbach, Tremont; Dayne Wiggins, Tri-Valley; Mike Mangold, E

Twin County Royals lose two to Clifton

CLIFTON -- The Twin County Royals lost 9-8 to Clifton in game one of a Wednesday doubleheader.
 
The Royals trailed 9-0 heading into the third inning, in which they scored five runs.
 
Keagan Busboom hit a one-out single before Gavin Spitz lined a two-out base hit to left field.

EI League roundup: Paxton Swedes sweep Champaign Dream via forfeit

PAXTON -- The Paxton Swedes swept Sunday's doubleheader against the Champaign Dream via forfeit.
 
With the wins via forfeit, the Swedes improve their record to 2-2.
 
The Swedes will host Game Seven (3-1) next Sunday.
 
Game Seven, Royal Giants split twinbill
GIFFORD -- With Game Seven winni

Buckley Dutchmasters fall to 0-4 with losses to Gifford-Flatville Giflats

BUCKLEY -- It had been a while since the Buckley Dutchmasters lost four Eastern Illinois Baseball League games in a row to start a season.
 
With an 8-4 defeat in game one of Sunday's doubleheader to the Gifford-Flatville Giflats, followed by a 3-1 setback in game two, the Dutchmasters -- who have won the league's regular-season title in each of the last two years and

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