Former Mount Pulaski/Lincoln ball players now at different central
Illinois colleges face each other in one-time tournament play
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[March 04, 2016]
The boys of summer - Michael Lowery of Mount Pulaski and Tyler
Horchem of Lincoln faced each other last weekend in the Volunteer
Classic at John A. Logan in Carterville, Illinois.
Lowery, a freshman at Illinois Central College, plays first base and
pitches for the Cougars. Horchem, a sophomore at John A. Logan
College, plays left field for the Vols.
For the weekend both of their respective teams finished 3-1 in the
tournament. On Saturday, Illinois Central College defeated South
Suburban 18-11 with Lowery going 2-5 with 2 RBIs.
In the second game of the day, John A. Logan defeated Illinois
Central College 13-2 with Horchem going 2-4 at the plate.
On Sunday, Illinois Central College defeated South Suburban 19-15 in
game one; while Lowery pitched in game two of the afternoon versus
the Vols. It was a very windy afternoon with lots of balls flying
out of the ballpark.
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Illinois Central College managed to hang on for the 13-12 win over
the Vols in a game that lasted well into darkness.
Horchem was 1-3 at the plate with three runs scored and one
Hit-By-Pitch, courtesy of Lowery. Lowery pitched three innings in
On Monday, John A. Logan swept South Suburban in a doubleheader,
12-7 and 11-0. Horchem was 3-6 at the plate in that contest. Horchem
also had 3 RBIs for the tournament.
John A. Logan's team record so far this season is 8-3; while
Illinois Central College is off to an early 3-3 start. According to
Perfect Game USA Top 25 Juco Pre-Season rankings, the Vols are
currently ranked number 20 nationally.