Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Southern Senior All Stars Advance in Regional Tournament

Peru, IL

Southern's Seniors Baseball All Stars has bounced back with two wins after a close loss in the opening game to the team from Chicago. After defeating Wisconsin in the final pool game the Seniors played the host team District 20 Illinois yesterday and put together their most impressive performance of the postseason.

Peter Kratt and Jack Billo each had 3 RBI's while Nolan Heerema and Jake Hoppman both provided some spectacular defense. Elliott Jung pitched 6-1/3 innings of 3-hit baseball while striking out 7.

Those efforts along with a total team effort led by good hitting and clutch defense helped notch the 10-1 victory over a very good host team.

Nolan Heerema continued his torrid hitting streak while Max Vicari, Peter Kratt, Matt Henkey, and Elliott Jung also are swinging hot bats. The team is playing its best baseball at the most opportune time.

The pitching staff of Henry Breems, Dane Addington, Nick Lambert, Joe Huffman, Connor Goulet, and Elliott Jung continue to impress.

Southern plays Chicago today in the semifinals in a rematch of two of the most talented teams in the tournament. The winner advances to the finals tomorrow with a trip to the World Series in Bangor, Maine, on the line. Good luck to the Southern Senior All-Stars!