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Local Sports 5/20/14

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GHS Baseball
The Galesburg Silver Streaks baseball team improved it’s record to 16-12 with yesterday’s 2-0 win over Rock Island. Streaks pitchers Peyton Isaacson and Colton German didn’t allow a hit in combining for the shutout. Next up for the Streaks is a Thursday matchup with Moline, and then Galesburg hosts the “Streaks Varsity Classic” beginning on Friday. Coach Arnie Gonzalez team will play their regional tournament opener next Wednesday against Geneseo.

The Galesburg freshmen and sophomores have games today. The freshmen host Peoria Richwoods, while the sophs play at Canton.

The class 1A and 2A regional baseball tournaments in the area are taking the day off. Semifinals will be played either tomorrow or Thursday, depending on the location. Knoxville stayed alive yesterday with a 1-0 win over Annawan/Wethersfield. Pitcher Cody Marquith fired a two-hitter and struck out eleven in posting the shutout win. Monmouth-Roseville also got a great pitching performance from Dalton Hottle, who mowed down the Orion Chargers in a 4-1 Titans victory. Hottle also had a pair of hits, including a home run.

Softball
There are a couple of regional softball games today, as Abingdon/Avon plays West Central at United High School, and Mercer County meets Sherrard at Rockridge. The Knoxville and Monmouth-Roseville girls both were knocked out of post-season play with a pair of losses yesterday.