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In Class 1A baseball (over the weekend) – the Marquette Explorers brought home the third place trophy from the state tournament in Peoria. Marquette lost to Effingham St. Anthony, 6-2 in the state semi’s Friday but came back to win the third place game Saturday, 6-2 over Lena-Winslow.
Marquette finishes its baseball season at 28-9 with two seniors on the roster: Derrik Starrett and Johnny Wilson.
The Explorers used a 6-run 6th inning rally to beat the Lena-Winslow Panthers in the Class 1A third place game (6-to-2). The state baseball tournament was held over the weekend at O’Brien Field in Peoria.
Third year head coach Joe Silkwood talks about his Explorers making it to state tourney and finishing third in 2012: