The West Lincoln-Broadwell (15-4) junior high baseball
team defeated Morton Bethel Union 4-2 on Saturday in the
Hartsburg-Emden Sectional and punched their ticket to the 2010 IESA
Class 1A Boys State Baseball Finals next weekend, Oct. 1-2. They
advance to play Ottawa Marquette at noon Friday at EastSide Centre in East Peoria.
Brock Byrge and Payton Ebelherr combined on the mound to limit
Morton to three singles, with Ebelherr (8-0) getting the win, striking out
batters in five innings of work.
Kyle Fitzpatrick led Wolverine hitters
with two singles. Ebelherr, Byrge, Brayden Curry and Jordan Yarcho
(two RBIs) also had hits for WL-B.
Front row, left to right: Garrett Schreiner, Preston Ebelherr,
Brycen Hicks, Carter McCraith, Will Tiffany, Adam Wright, Jack Eimer
and Jacob Konczyk
Back row: Payton Ebelherr, Dalton Presswood, Kyle Fitzpatrick,
Brayden Curry, coach Gary Eimer, Levi Curry, coach Tyson Smith,
Jordan Yarcho, coach Craig Smith,
Brock Byrge, Preston Marten, Casey Mollohan and Zack Montcalm
Picture supplied by Rhonda Morris