Local teams survive and advance on championship Saturday

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SHG celebrates comeback win over Mt. Zion SHG celebrates comeback win over Mt. Zion

Baseball and softball teams across Illinois battled it out for regional and sectional plaques Saturday.

In a 3A softball regional title game, SHG thwarted Mt. Zion's upset attempt with a 6-5 win.

Elsewhere in 3A Mattoon's offense exploded in a 16-4 win over Charleston, and Effingham prevailed in a pitchers duel with Clinton, 1-0.

SJ-O, Beardstown, and Teutopolis punched their tickets to the 2A baseball elite 8. LeRoy and Salt Fork advanced in 1A. They'll play each other in Monday's Champaign super sectional.

SJ-O and Tuscola both advanced to the 2A softball elite 8, and Fisher and Casey-Westfield advanced in 1A.

SATURDAY SCOREBOARD

1A SOFTBALL SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Casey-Westfield 16   Lincolnwood 0  F  

Fisher 16   LeRoy 9  F  

2A SOFTBALL SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

SJ-O 5  Tolono Unity 3  F  

Tuscola 12  Flora 0  F  

3A SOFTBALL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

SHG 6  Mt. Zion 5  F  

Glenwood 5  Taylorville 2  F  

Mattoon 16  Charleston 4  F  

Effingham 1  Clinton 0  F  

1A BASEBALL SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Salt Fork 4  Okaw Valley 0  F  

LeRoy 6   Ottawa Marquette 4  F  

2A BASEBALL SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

SJ-O 10  B.C.C. 0  F  

Teutopolis 6  Newton 3  F  

Beardstown 1  Williamsville 0  F/8  

3A BASEBALL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Champaign Central 5  Mt. Zion 2  F  

Champaign Centennial 4  Mahomet-Seymour 2  F  

Springfield H.S. 11  Rochester 7  F  

SHG 6  Glenwood 3  F  

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