Eagles, Rockets To Meet For Regional Title

Mercer County and Rockridge picked up semi-final wins in the Class 2A Knoxville Regional Tuesday.  Rockridge started the day hitting into a triple play in the first inning before rebounding for a 4-1 win over Annawan-Wethersfield.  In the night cap, Mercer County rode the pitching of senior Dani Hagens for a 3-0 win over Kewanee.  The two will meet Friday for the title.  At the Alleman Regional, top seeded Erie-Prophetstown rolled to a 13-3, six inning win over Sherrard.  At Mendota, Orion handled Hall 10-2 to advance to that championship game.

In baseball, Sherrard warmed up for their regional opener on Thursday taking on Rock Island but they lost 10-3.  The game was tied at two before the Rocks exploded for eight runs in the third.

In soccer, Orion-Sherrard has little trouble with Galesburg in the Class 2A Rock Island Regional rolling to an 8-0 win.  They will meet Rock Island Saturday for the championship.  The Rocks beat Streator 5-1 in the other semi-final.