The Class 3A Salem baseball sectional had two extra inning games Wednesday as the Civic Memorial Eagles and Mascoutah Indians advanced to the sectional title game on Saturday with victories.
>C.M. def. Mt. Vernon, 4-3 - in 9-innings
>Mascoutah def. Salem, 2-1 - in 10-innings
Eagles senior Jaxsen Helmkamp was the hero again Wednesday with a bases-loaded game-winning RBI-single in the walk-off win in the 9th inning. (He also had the GW-RBI single to win the Columbia regional championship game last Saturday against the Waterloo Bulldogs)
WP - Corey Price (4-0) - 2.1-IP, 0-R, 5-K
SP - Geoff Withers - 6.2-IP, 3-R, 8-K
*Corey Price had an RBI-double in the 5th inning for his 50th RBI of the season.
C.M. Eagles baseball head coach Nick Smith:
C.M. senior Jaxsen Helmkamp:
**C.M. (28-10) - tied a school record for most wins in a season.
Mt. Vernon ends the year at 26-and-10.
The Eagles will now meet the Mascoutah Indians in the sectional title game in Salem Saturday (11-am). Mascoutah (25-10) edged the host Salem Wildcats, 2-1 in 10-innings Wednesday night.
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