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Class 3A State Baseball Tournament team-by-team breakdown

CLASS 3A STATE BASEBALL

Tournament Schedule

Friday, June 12

Game 1: Wheaton St. Francis v. Nazareth Academy, 10 a.m.

Game 2: Morgan Park v. Highland, noon

Saturday, June 13

Third place game: Loser game 1 v. Loser game 2, 9 a.m.

Championship game: Winner game 1 v. Winner game 2, 11:30 a.m.

FINAL FOUR

HIGHLAND

Record: 26-13

Coach: Joel Hawkins (24 years, 536-284)

Top hitters: Andrew Winning (.400, 9 2B, HR, 22 RBI); Grant Geppert (.378, 5 2B, 29 RBI, 34 runs); Cody Bentlage (.348, 3 3B, 21 RBI, 32 runs); Will Greenwald (.325, 4 2B, 33 runs)

Top pitchers: Grant Geppert (74 IP, 8-3, 1.89 ERA, 74 K, 35 BB); Tyler Kimmle (56 IP, 6-2, 3.13 ERA, 51 K); Pete Baumgartner (33 IP, 2-3, 1.59 ERA, 46 K)

Last season: Lost in regional semifinal

State history: Lost state quarterfinal, did not place, in 1958; State champions in 2008

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MORGAN PARK (CHICAGO)

Record: 25-13

Coach: Ernest Radcliffe (17 years, 365-182)

Top hitters: Darius Hill (.397, 4 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 18 RBI, 34 runs); Tyler Hill (.364, 5 2B, 4 3B, 2 HR, 22 RBI); Christian Bullock (.356, 3 3B, 2 HR, 26 RBI); Thalame Byrd (.333, 4 2B, 3 3B, HR, 22 RBI)

Top pitchers: Jarren Norman (42 IP, 5-4, 4.00 ERA, 19 K); Jimmie Ambrose (30.2 IP, 5-5, 3.65 ERA, 19 K); Christian Bullock (29.2 IP, 3-3, 4.96 ERA)

Last season: Lost in sectional semifinal

State history: First state tournament appearance

NAZARETH ACADEMY (LAGRANGE PARK)

Record: 31-8

Coach: Lee Milano (16 years, 383-199-1)

Top hitters: Ryan Kramer (.455, 10 2B, 3B, 4 HR, 23 RBI, 29 runs); Shane Gipson (.333, 7 2B, 6 HR, 25 RBI); Matt Flach (.398, 11 2B, 4 3B, 3 HR, 25 RBI, 34 runs); Brandon Bossard (.410, 11 2B, HR, 22 RBI, 31 runs); Carson Bartels (.357, 17 2B, 31 RBI, 33 runs)

Top pitchers: Donald Kelly (55 IP, 8-2, 1.53 ERA, 73 K); Carson Bartels (49 IP, 4-3, 2.14 ERA, 39 K); Matt Wilson (32.2 IP, 7-0, 1.71 ERA, 32 K)

Last season: Lost in sectional semifinal

State history: Placed fourth in 2011; Placed third in 2012

WHEATON ST. FRANCIS

Record: 26-9

Coach: Nick Hall (first year)

Top hitters: Brett Whelton (.438, 14 2B, 4 HR, 44 RBI); Mike Beach (.378, 3 3B, 3 HR, 34 RBI); Nick Dama (.355, 4 3B, HR, 21 RBI); Foster Heise (.289, 8 2B, 28 RBI).

Top pitchers: Jason Sullivan (79 IP, 11-1, .80 ERA, 93 K, 11 BB); Theo Lamperis (39.2 IP, 4-2, 1.59 ERA, 40 K); Mike O'Keefe (41.2 IP, 5-1, 4.54 ERA)

Last season: Lost in regional final

State history: Placed second in 2013.

 

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