Peoria Notre Dame (8-3) never trailed Saturday night and ran all over the Macomb Bombers (9-2) 41-21 in the second round of the IHSA Class 4A playoffs at historic Peoria Stadium. Irish junior running back Aaron Sanders led ND with 121 yards, on 11 carries and sophomore Andy Shadid rushed for three touchdowns. Quarterback Dom Comfort had a TD and 51 of the teams 260 yards on the ground. Macomb was led by senior running back Jarod Rockhold with 163 yards rushing and a 87 yard run for a touchdown. The Irish advance to the third round of the playoffs and square-off against top ranked Rochester (10-1) November 10th at home.
Catcher Kolin Conner hit two homers and had seven RBIs as the Dubois County Bombers (11-2) rallied for three runs in the seventh inning and five runs in the eighth to beat the Springfield Sliders (3-11) 8-5 in a Prospect League game Tuesday night at Robin Roberts Stadium before 448 fans. Lincoln Land Community College product Mike Fitzgerald slammed a two-out, three-run homer in the first inning to give the Sliders a 3-0 lead, which they held until Conner blasted a three-run homer off starting pitcher Adam Peters in the seventh. Spencer Sapp started for Dubois County and went 6 2/3 innings, allowing only three hits but six walks and five earned runs. Joey McClung finished the game and gained the victory, his second without a loss. He allowed one hit, walked one and struck out three. Click here for complete game stats.