May 29 baseball playoff update: Columbia, Gibault headed for state tournament
The IHSA baseball postseason is currently taking place.
Here are the latest postseason games involving metro-east teams, including from action over the weekend.
Springfield (Lincoln Land Community College) Super-Sectional
Gibault Catholic secured a spot at the state tournament following a 7-3 win against Jacksonville Routt in super-sectional action Monday, May 29.
The Hawks improved to 22-14, while Jacksonville Routt finished at 30-6.
Gibault now advances to the state tournament at Dozer Park in Peoria and will face Goreville (22-12) at 10 a.m. Friday, June 2. The third place game then takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 3, with the championship game set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 3.
Carbondale (SIU) Super-Sectional
Columbia punched its ticket to state with a 4-1 win against Nashville on Monday, May 29, in the super-sectional round.
The Eagles improved to 33-4, while the Hornets finished at 30-7.
Columbia now advances to the state tournament at Dozer Park in Peoria will face Chicago DePaul (24-14) at 3 p.m. Friday, June 2.
The third place game then takes place at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3, with the championship tilt set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3.
Saturday, May 27
Triad slipped past Mississippi Valley Conference rival Highland 1-0 on Saturday, May 27, to secure the regional crown.
The Knights improved to 26-11, while the Bulldogs finished at 21-16.
Triad now will advances to the Centralia Sectional and will face Effingham (19-15) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31,
This marked the teams’ third match-up this spring, with Highland winning 3-2 on May 1 at home and then losing to the Knights 1-0 at Triad on May 3.
Mascoutah eased past fellow Mississippi Valley Conference foe Waterloo 5-1 on Saturday, May 27, to secure the regional championship.
The Indians improved to 29-6-1, while the Bulldogs finished at 23-12.
Mascoutah now advances to the Centralia Sectional and will face Mt. Vernon (22-14) at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 31.
This marked the Indians’ third win against Waterloo this spring, having posted 9-0 and 9-3 victories in conference action.
Belleville East Regional
O’Fallon outlasted Belleville West 2-1 in 8 innings Saturday, May 27, to capture the regional crown.
The Panthers improved to 25-7 and now will face fellow Southwestern Conference foe Edwardsville at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, in the Bloomington Sectional. The game will be played at Alton High School. The Maroons, meanwhile, finished 15-17.
This marked O’Fallon’s third win against West this season, having posted 8-2 and 11-1 victories in Southwestern Conference action.
Edwardsville slipped past Collinsville 5-4 on Saturday, May 27, to earn the regional championship.
The Tigers improved to 28-9, while the Kahoks finished at 16-15.
Edwardsville now advances to the Bloomington Sectional and will face either O’Fallon or Belleville West at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 31. The game will take place at Alton High School.
This marked Edwardsville’s third win against Collinsville this spring, having previously posted 9-3 and 12-0 verdicts.