Category: Little Giants

Senior Nicole Koch tossed a three-hitter and the Morton softball team collected 14 hits en route to a 12-0, five-inning victory over  the Canton Little Giants Wednesday afternoon in the IHSA Class 3A Morton Regional semifinal. The Lady Potters (24-8) advance to play East Peoria (22-3) in the Mid-Illini Conference showdown at 11 a.m. Saturday. Morton plated five runs each in the first innings. The first seven hitters in the Potters’ lineup all had two hits led by Taylor Namanny, who went 2-for-2 with a double, home run and five RBIs. Koch (15-7) struck out five, walked none, scattering three hits in five innings. She went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

-Bob

Mid-Illini Conference co-leader East Peoria (8-1, 3-0) used a two-RBI single from Bridget Bankes as a part of a five-run third in its 7-0 win over the visiting Canton Little Giants (3-6, 0-3). The Red Raiders were led by juniors Sarah Finck (2-for-3, triple; seven strikeouts) and Kali George combined on the three-hitter for East Peoria.

-Bob

The Canton High School (18-14) baseball team beat Illini West (18-16) 9-1 in the IHSA Class 2A regional game at Monmouth College. The Little Giants had 13 hits and left handed pitcher Alex Shake shut down the Chargers hitters only surrendering 2 hits and striking out 10. The Canton offense was led by left-fielder Eric Jarvis who went 3-for-5 with two doubles and 3 RBI’s, Jake Randall 3-for-5 with 2 RBI’s, catcher Jake Ketcham 2-for-3 and Cody Smith 2-for-4. Canton will face Rock Island (Alleman) on Saturday May 26th at 11:00 am for the sectional championship at Monmouth College.

-Bob

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