CLASS 1A REGIONAL FINAL AT RAYMOND LINCOLNWOOD
GREENFIELD NORTHWESTERN 7, RAYMOND LINCOLNWOOD 2: In the Lincolnwood final, Northwestern scored three times in the first inning, and after the host Lancers cut the lead to 3-2 in the top of the fifth, the Tigers scored four more times in the home half to win the regional title and eliminate Lincolnwood at Stieren Field.
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Talon Albrecht had three hits and three RBIs for Northwestern, while Brady Pembrook had two hits, Brody Reif and Connor Bettis both had a hit and RBI each and Kohen Vetter had a hit.
Bettis threw a complete game on the mound, striking out seven.
The Tigers are now 22-6 and advance to the Greenville sectional and meet Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran, who won over Mulberry Grove 5-0 to take the Carlyle regional, in the second semifinal on Thursday at Greenville University's Robert E. Smith Field at 4 p.m. The final is set for Saturday at 11 a.m. The Lancers were eliminated at 13-15.
In the final of the Class 2A Marquette Catholic regional at Lloyd Hopkins Field at Gordon Moore Park, Columbia defeated Belleville Althoff Catholic 5-1 to win the title. The Eagles are now 23-7-1 and advance to the Teutopolis sectional, facing Vandalia, a 2-0 winner over Salem, in the first semifinal Wednesday at 4 p.m. The Crusaders were eliminated with a 17-17 mark.