Big hits, kicks and jumps
Cole Steibel, Red Bud
Steibel was overpowering, holding the Benton Ranges to two hits in siix innings on Thursday as the Musketers advanced to the regional title game with a 4-1 win.
Steibel struck out 10 and walked five for Red Bud (13-15).
Zechariah Goergian, Belleville East
Georgian went a combined 6-for-6 with four RBI as the Lancers swept East St. Louis 15-0 and 16-2 in a Southwestern Conference doubledeader. East improves to 17-16 for the season.
Wes Collins, O’Fallon
Collins went 1-for2 with a triple and three RBI as the Panthers ended Southwestern Conference play with a 6-3 win over Edwardsville. O’Fallon is 22-8 while Edwardsville falls to 27-5.
Aleigha Cory, Belleville West
Cory went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI as the Maroons (13-9) defeated Collinsville 6-3 in a Southwestern Conference gamer. West is now 13-9.
Katelyn Rheinecker and Lexi Touchette
Rheinecker and Touchette proved to be too much for the Cougars to handle as Columbia edged Central 6-4 to tie for the Cahokia Conference title. Rheinecker sruck out 17 while Touchette went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI The Eagles (18-8) and Cougars (16-7) finished 8-2 in league play.