PREP SOFTBALL SECTIONAL CAPSULES | soft ball
Rockridge outscored Mercer County and Sherrard 32-0 in their two shortened regional wins by Leniency. Two years ago, the Rockets met Tremont in the section final, claiming a 13-1 victory and placing third in the state. In 2018, Rockridge outscored the Turks 5-2 in the regional title match en route to the second state championship in the program.
In addition to his state titles in 2005 and ’18, Rockridge has 10 section title plaques and a total of nine state tournament appearances. In contrast, Tremont has two section titles to his credit, in 1976 and 2013, and in both cases the Turks finished second in state.
Kewanee (17-8) at Stanford Olympia (19-3), 4:30 p.m .: The winner of that clash will face the winner of Tremont-Rockridge in the championship game at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. For the second-seeded KHS Boilermakers, this is their first time in the Section Tour since winning three consecutive Class A regional titles from 2002-2004. Kewanee’s 2002 and 2004 teams came together. qualified for the section finals, but were defeated by Sherrard and Rockridge respectively.
To advance, Kewanee outscored Alleman 4-1, then clinched a 12-2 win in five innings over Monmouth-Roseville in the final. During the regular season, the Boilers finished fourth in the Eastern Division of the Trois-Rivières Conference. However, the three teams that finished ahead of them – conference champion Erie-Prophetstown and Peru co-finalists St. Bede and Princeton – were eliminated in the regional round, with St. Bede losing 4-2 in the title tour. Seeded Olympus.