High School Baseball

The Celtics allowed just four hits and two runs in the two state finals games.
The Tigers came from behind to beat Lemont 3-2 in the Class 3A IHSA state championship game Saturday at Duly Health and Care Field.
Providence and Conant will meet in the Class 4A state championship game on Saturday in Joliet.
The Tigers were spectacular defensively when it mattered and perfect on all the routine plays.
All the scores from the Class 3A and 4A baseball games this weekend in Joliet.
The Champions thought they had won the city title after a groundout to first, but they had to do it all over again after an umpire revealed his call.
Antioch junior Evan Schmidt and sophomore Zach Rubin juggle varsity baseball with advancing to the state finals in IHSA bass fishing.
“It’s a huge steppingstone to get seen this early in front of the MLB scouts,” Khan said. “That would be a great opportunity to showcase my skills at that level against some of the best competition.”
This spring, Venezuelans also are playing at Farragut, Mather, Clemente and Kelly, among other schools, using the sport to make friends and find a sense of normalcy at a time of great change in their lives.
The Double Duty Classic game began in 2007 and showcases the history of the Negro Leagues. A group of top high school players from Chicago and the Midwest play in the game Tuesday after a tour to shore up their baseball and South Side history.
Dillon Head, an 18-year-old center fielder, said he plans to report early to Clemson no matter where he ends up being drafted.
Kerry has been back in uniform as a Trevians assistant. In fact, Justin wears No. 32, the same as Kerry, embracing the connection to his famous dad.
Saturday in Joliet, a father and son from Edwardsville shared a massive victory, beating Brother Rice 6-4 to win the Class 4A state championship.
Nazareth (34-6) won its second consecutive title while starting only two seniors, center fielder Lucas Smith and pitcher Finn O’Meara.
Brother Rice senior Cole Van Assen, a Purdue recruit, allowed just two hits while striking out nine and walking four.
John Hughes pitched five innings and Jaden Fauske two as the Roadrunners won 3-0 at Duly Health and Care Field in Joliet.
All the scores from the Class 3A and 4A baseball games this weekend in Joliet.
Thome is a busy guy these days. But he has no regrets about adding another line to his resume this spring: assistant baseball coach at Nazareth.
Just two weeks after celebrating a baseball city championship, the Thunderbird brothers are mourning the death of their dad.