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PBL JH softball held to one hit in loss to Rantoul Eater

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School softball team lost 13-0 Monday to Rantoul Eater. 
 
The Panthers were held to one hit as Losa Suaava hit 1-for-2 and Kendyl Enghausen walked twice.
 
Rantoul Eater 13, PBL 0
EATER 604   21   -- 13 

Rantoul/PBL golf to start season Monday

RANTOUL -- Expectations have been raised for the Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys' golf team.
 
Last year, the Eagles advanced four individual golfers -- Trey VanWinkle, Noah Shields, Luke Jones and Mitch St.

PBL JH softball splits season-opening games

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School softball team split its two games in its opening day of the 2018 season on Saturday.
 
The Panthers defeated Ridgeview 14-5.
 
Averi Garrett and Losa Suaava each hit 2-for-3. Garrett had two RBIs and a triple while Suaava scored three runs and drove in another.

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

Buckley Dutchmasters vs. Royal Giants (EI League Tourney semifinals)

Here are some of the highlights from Sunday's Eastern Illinois Baseball League Tournament semifinal game at Franzen Field in Gifford ...


Paxton Swedes vs. Gifford-Flatville (EI Tourney semifinals)

Here are some of the highlights from Sunday's Eastern Illinois Baseball League Tournament semifinal game at Franzen Field in Gifford ...


Buckley Dutchmasters advance to semifinals of EI League Tournament with 3-1 win over Game Seven

BUCKLEY -- The Buckley Dutchmasters were in unfamiliar territory -- but also in good hands.
 
The three-time defending Eastern Illinois Baseball League Tournament champion played in the tournament's quarterfinals on Saturday.

Buckley Dutchmasters vs. Game Seven (EI League Tourney)

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's Eastern Illinois Baseball League Tournament quarterfinal game at Scheiwe Field in Buckley ...


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