Daily Game Roundup - March 25


Games from March 25

Mother Nature fired a state-wide shutout on Monday. Her snow totals on Sunday were impressive. Springfield 18.5 inches; Champaign, Decatur 15 inches, Bloomington-Normal 12 inches….Mother Nature's impressive performance has vaulted her into the supreme position, as the PBR‘s top-ranked performer this spring.

Normal West and Metamora, fortunately for the Wildcats and Redbirds, left town for warmer climates. Thus the two schools played on Monday and were successful.

No. 5 Normal West 5, Chantilly (VA) 3
Illinois’ fifth-ranked team ventured to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the Wildcats spring-trip on Monday. Normally warm Myrtle Beach was a chilly 54 degrees. Playing in weather that the ‘Cats normally play back in McLean County, Normal West (4-1) defeated Chantilly (VA) 6-3.

University of Illinois-bound Matthew James (2-0) dominated the Virginians in his 5 2/3 innings of work. James (2-0) fanned 13, allowing one earned run and two hits. James had retired 31 straight batters this season when a Virginian reached on an error for James’ first base runner of the season. James chipped in with a pair of doubles at the plate.

Missouri State-bound Alex Jefferson doubled and tripled, plating two Wildcat runs. Senior Josh Appel also had a pair of RBI and a double.

Chantilly High School (4-2) is in suburban Washington D.C and is a school of 2800 students.  Chantilly defeated the defending Virginia State Champions last week.

Normal West will meet Herndon (VA) today.  

No. 43 Metamora 13, Colonial (FL) 5
The Redbirds used the long-ball to romp past their Floridian opponents on Monday. Brady Fairfield, Alec Skender and Brendan Nachtreib all went deep for Metamora (1-1). Skender homered with a teammate aboard. Fairfield and Nachtreib hit solo shots. Fairfield drove home three Redbird runs and Drew Beenders added a pair of RBI for Metamora.

Trent Johnson was the starting and winning pitcher for Metamora. Trent helped himself with two hits and an RBI.

No. 43 Metamora 8, Milton (MA) 6
Metamora (2-1) could only muster four hits against their Bay State opponents. The Redbirds turned those four hits into eight big runs to slip past Milton 8-6. Alec Skender had perfect 2-for-2 day at the plate with an RBI. Trent Johnson and Dylan Mullens picked up the other Redbird RBI. Jeff Thompson (1-0) picked up the win on the mound for Metamora. Thompson allowed one earned run and two in his five innings of work. Thompson struck out 8.

  2013 Season Preview Mag SLIDE