Cal Elvers went 4 for 4 with two home runs and a total of ten RBI's to lead the SHG Cyclones to a 19-0 win over Taylorville in the 3A SHG regional semifinal.
Gillespie broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning in Wednesday's 2A sectional semifinal when a wild pitch allowed the go ahead run to cross the plate in walk off fashion. Gillespie advances to play Dupo in Saturday's finals as Williamsville's season comes to an end.
Springfield had a 3-1 lead heading into the final 20 minutes in the 2A Troy sectional semifinal, but Triad fought back to force overtime and won it on a free kick from just outside the box.
Waterloo had a defensive game plan that held Rochester off the board for nearly 60 minutes but Amanda Williams scored two goals in the final 23 minutes to lead the Rockets to a 3-0 win.
SHG made no bones about it. It was state or bust in a season where they were sporting a stacked lineup and staring at a 1A playoff. On Tuesday night that state tournament bid ended one game short of the finish line at the UIS Supersectional, and it took an unprecedented 10-9 effort in PK's from Alton Marquette to bring it to a halt.
Tri-City scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 4-1 lead on Dupo in the 2A Gillespie sectional semifinal, but the bats went stagnant from then, whereas the Tigers' offense made a come back, handing the Tornadoes a 5-4 loss.