Baseball

The Du Quoin State Fair is partnering with the Southern Illinois Miners this weekend. Saturday, July 23 is Du Quoin State Fair Night at the Miners game in Marion. State Fair staffers will be on hand to show baseball fans some of the new exhibits and features of the Du Quoin State Fair. Fans will...
Ligon returned the ball to the pitcher during his All-Star game on July 14. Photo by Amber Skelton.
John Michael Ligon of Anna played catcher this summer for the Athletics, a Marion team. Ligon completed a full season without being struck out at bat. He was selected from his team to play in an all-star game on Thursday, July 14. The game ended in a tie. Each team scored 9 runs, with Ligon...
Cobden let a 4-2 lead slip away in a 5-4 loss to host Goreville in the American Legion 25th District Junior Baseball Tournament Saturday, July 16. Cobden out-hit Goreville 9-7 in the loss. Clayton Flamm, Dylan Duty, Bayden Ditterline and Cody Wieseman were each 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Cobden....
The Cobden American Legion Junior baseball team is scheduled to begin 25th District Tournament play at home Thursday, today, against Metropolis. Cobden, the tournament’s No. 3 seed, is scheduled to play No. 4 Metropolis at 5:30 p.m. Orient Express is the top seeded team and Marion is No. 2. Other...
Blake Klett was 1-for- 5 at the plate in Orient Express’s 10-8 win over Sparta at the American Legion 25th District baseball tournament at West Frankfort Saturday, July 9. Klett, who caught in the game, also pitches and plays 1st base for Orient Express. Klett was 3-for-4 at the plate in Orient...
Cobden Junior American Legion baseball team member Dylan Duty slides safely into second base during a game against Metropolis played last Sunday afternoon. The game was played at Blayne Smith Field at Cobden High School.
The host Cobden American Legion Junior baseball team defeated Metropolis 3-2 Sunday, July 10. Dylan Duty and John Russell were each 1-for-2 at the plate to lead Cobden. Bayden Ditterline added an RBI. Ditterline, Trevor Middleton and Russell pitched in the win. Ditterline pitched 5 innings and...
Cobden lost 6-0 to host Metropolis in Junior American Legion baseball Thursday, June 30. John Russell was the losing pitcher, scattering 9 hits to go with no walks and 8 strikeouts. Austin Lewey was 2-for-3 to lead Cobden. Dylan Duty and Clayton Flamm were each 1-for-3. Cobden lost 5-4 in the...
Adam Pennington, a sophomore on the Southeast Missouri State University baseball team this past season, finished with a 4-1 record with two saves and a 4.07 ERA. He had 37 strikeouts and 10 walks in 48.2 innings of work. As a red-shirt freshman last season, he pitched 6 1/3 innings and recorded 12...
Shawnee High School baseball coach Chad Pitts resigned from his baseball coaching duties recently, according to Shawnee athletics director Mindy Livesay. Following his resignation, former Shawnee Junior High baseball coach T.C. Schaefer was hired to replace him for the upcoming season. No...
Blake Klett helped lead the Orient Express to a 21-0 rout of Trenton in the first round of the Wooden Bat Classic in American Legion baseball at Steeleville, Friday, July 1. Klett was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs at the plate and was the winning pitcher, allowing 5 hits to go with 2 walks and 10 strikeouts...

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