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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Prep Baseball: Younger, Roper go deep in win over Webber Township

  • Eldorado falls in extra innings to Trico
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  •  Justin Younger and Ryne Roper both went deep and Harrisburg got a complete game shutout from senior Cody Hall in an 11-0 win in six innings Thursday afternoon at Webber Township.
    Hall moved to 7-1 on the year and struck out eight on the day.
    Younger got the scoring started with a solo homer in the top of the second inning. After that, the Bulldogs (26-3) were able to score three more times in the inning off of Rend Lake signee Ty Henderson.
    The offense didn’t stop there for Jay Thompson’s Bulldogs. Harrisburg scored four more times in the top of the third on a grand slam from Roper to lead 8-0.
    Roper drove in five runs on the afternoon.
    Hall only allowed six base runners all day as he twirled his fifth complete game this spring.
    Harrisburg was able to end the game early with a three-run top of the sixth when junior Braxston Keasler drove in two runs.
    Henderson fell to 7-2 with the loss. He had struck out the 500th batter of his career in his previous start. He did have two doubles at the plate for the Trojans (22-9), who are the top seed in their own Class 1A regional.
    First baseman Cooper Thompson finished with three hits and drove in a run for HHS. Matthew Phipps had two base knocks. Chris Willsey and Nick Davis also had hits for the Bulldogs.
    The two teams were set to play a doubleheader, but a weather delay in the top of the third inning of the second game put an end to those plans.
    The game was called with Harrisburg in front, 4-3. Roper also homered in Game Two, but the game doesn’t count in the standing towards the teams' records.
    Harrisburg has now won 18 of 19 and is set to play Olney and Mount Zion Saturday in Olney.
    Trico 7, Eldorado 6
    TRICO - The Eldorado High School baseball team fell 7-6 to Trico in extra innings Thursday on the road in Black Diamond Conference Action.
    The Eagles held a 6-3 lead after two innings, but the scoring spell went dry as Trico plated two runs in the fifth and tied the game with a run in the seventh.
    The Pioneers plated the game's winning run with one run in the bottom of the ninth.
    Drew Woolcott picked up the loss, despite not giving up any earned runs or any hits. Wolcott pitched 1.33 innings and issued one walk.
    Brennan Unthank got the start, but lasted just 1.67 innings, allowing three runs (all unearned) on four hits, while walking one. Braydon VanZant came in for relief and lasted 5.33 innings, allowing two earned runs on eight hits, while striking out five and walking one.
    Page 2 of 2 - Tyler Deaton paced the Eagles at the plate, finishing 2-for-5, while Adam Collier went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Both Deaton and Collier scored a run, while Jordan Pilkington, Garrison Hathaway, Dylan Roberts and Unthank all had a hit on the day.
    Hathaway and Roberts drove in two, while Kaleb Williams, Roberts, Pilkington, and Unthank all scored a run.

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