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’ Wednesday, July 14, 2010 The Region News Page 5 di Trevor Brothers, Sports Editor ml League leader Berry Con- struction faced off against 2-3!s Mt. Zion's I.O.O.E "Oddfellas" last Thursday. In what started out as a Top of the 1 st 18-0 massacre by Berry, took one heck of a turn to end at 27-20 Berry after 7 long innings. The MZ odd brothers dished out a little boom.boom.pew in a rally of magnificent proportions starting in the Bottom of the 3rd inning. The rally trend started as Justin Wheeler smacked out a Grand Slam to put the score at 25-14 Berry. It was all the MZ crew needed behind them as Pat Hilligoss, Joe Wallis, and Alex Lewis followed Wheeler to put the score at 25-]8 moving into the 4th inning. At the •mound for the Oddfellas, Spin Doctor Brandon Guernsey dished out his bag of tricks to h01d the usual hot bats of Berry as the game went on. When the construction crew man- aged a hit midway through the game the MZ defense contained the effort. Coach Grant Corum popped off a two-run Home in the 7th inning to put the final tally at 27-20. It was a huge step for a newteam like the 0ddfellows against a Vet- eran softball crew like Berry Construction. Down by 18 after the Top of the let in ning...the Oddfellows didn't give up and put the score near a win at 27-20 in the end. This one will probably hit the books as the sole rally of the Hayes Field Summer Sea- son. Coach Corum's thoughts on the game: "Due to a busy schedule, I was not able to show up until after this game had started,..when I got here and heard the score I thought oh no...but, this team did not let it get them down and we had big plays from alot of players tonight. We may not have picked up a wifi, but this effort was just as good to me." near win rry Wilhoit to play for 13 Illinois Bruins Conner "Willy" Wilhoit, catcher/outfielder Mt. Zion Jr. High student-athlete, will be playing in orlando, Florida with the 13 & Un- der Illinois Bruins. This will & under -be the Elite 32 USSSA World Series August 2-9th. The Illinois Bruins is a 13 & Under competitive base- ball team comprised of Central Illinois athletes. RALiY OF THE YEAR: (TOP) Pitcher Brandon Guern- sey looks to 1st base with a glare as shortstop Scott Blair gets situated for the next play. (TOP LEFT) John Finney gets ready to connect for Oddfellows. (RIGHT) Young MZ Athletes compete in MZ Oddfellow Justin Wheeler connected big in a Central llinois Junior Open Grand Slam smack to put the Oddfellas on therally. Mt. Zion s Tristan Mendoza of Arcola 6-l, 6- Wheeler also stepped up big with some impressive ] Know someone with a special birthday coming up? ] Balgemann, 12 year old, 1.. fielding plays on the night. Region News MVP of the [ Help them celebrate by placing a happy ad I and Megan Balgemann, 12 In the girls 12-year old game goes to Justin Wheeler for his efforts against ] ,For more info ca1!864-42!2 year old, competed :in the division, Megan., Berw Constructionlast Thursday. (T. Brothers pho- ,, _ .: ...... tOS rn Illinois Junior Balgemann Shoreline Progra Trainin Central Ten- made the semi- ) Sauad a nis Open at Fairview park final round and fell to Geor- gia Martindale of Roches- ter 4-6, 6-3. and 10-4. In the Consolation Final Round. Megan Balgemann was de- feated by Natalie Odin of Springfield 6-0. 6-0. The Shoreline Squad is a 13-week program designed to train new runners and walkers to complete the Shoreline Classic-Decatur's premier 5K/15K road race held on Sunday, September walkers to complete the Shoreline Classic-Decatur's premier 5K/15K road race. Shoreline squad partici- pants are divided into groups based on similar fit- ness levels. Each group will 19th. be led by an experienced this past week. In the boys' round of 16, Tristan was defeated by Ryan Willar-Metamora, 6- 1, 6-0. On in the Consola- tion Semifinal Round, Tristan fell to Daniel I ' Sell it in the classifieds! I Presented by AthletiCare "Squad Leader" and Only $10 for 30 words or less7 ] and Stormcenter 17, the Athleticare Trainers will be shoreline squad is designed Let Me Be Your train new runners and @ O O OO Q • • CO@CO • • • NEXT UP AT : : HAYES FIELD • Thursday, July 15th • @ • • 6:15 PM • • Bailers vs. Oddfellas •. • 7:30 PM • • Foul Play vs. Sloan's • • • • Calzones • • .8:45 PM • Berry Construction vs. • • Wheels & Deals • • Haves Field is • • - • • located off of Route 48 • • behind the American Legion • D • OOO0•O•OO0•OOOO0 Personal Banker the Shoreline Squad took place on Tuesday, June 22nd at 6:00 PM. 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