Wednesday scoreboard, Thursday schedule

Scoreboards are sponsored by COUNTRY Financial Representative Eric Lapan


High School Baseball–
Class 1A Regional Semifinal at LeRoy–LeRoy 10, Lexington 0
Class 2A Regional Semifinal at Wenona–Eureka 9, El Paso-Gridley 2
Class 2A Regional Semifinal at Gibson City–Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 6, Prairie Central 3
Class 2A Regional Semifinal at Watseka–Hoopeston Area 3, Olympia 2

High School Softball–
Class 1A Regional at Heyworth–LeRoy 3, Blue Ridge 2
Class 2A Regional Semifinal at Fairbury–Prairie Central 10, Lexington 0
Class 2A Regional Semifinal at Gibson City–Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 4, Tri-Valley 0

Girls High School Soccer–
Class 2A Regional Semifinal at U-High–U-High 4, Champaign Central 0


St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves, 5:25 p.m.

College Baseball–
Evansville at Illinois State, 5 p.m.
NJCAA Division II Region 24 Tournament at Corn Crib–
Heartland vs. Danville, 7 p.m.

High School Baseball–
Normal West at Moline, 4:30 p.m.
Bloomington at Mahomet-Seymour, 5 p.m.

High School Softball–
Normal West at Peoria Manual, 6 p.m.
Urbana at Normal Community, 4:30 p.m.

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