The Cobden High School baseball team defeated Egyptian to win an Illinois High School Association Class 1A regional championship last week. Cobden rallied to win the regional title game, which was played at Southern Illinois University CarbondaleWinning pitcherCobden pitcher

Cobden baseball wins regional title

The Cobden High School baseball team advanced to sectional competition after winning a regional title last week. 

Cobden 7, Egyptian 5: The Appleknockers won the Egyptian Class 1A regional in a game moved to the Southern Illinois University Carbondale baseball diamond because of wet field  conditions. The game was played Tuesday, May 22.

Cody Wieseman led the hitting attack by going 3-for-4 with a double. Noah Franklin was 1-for-2 with a triple. Dylan Lewey was 1-for-3. John Russell was 1-for-4 with 3 RBIs. Zane Nance was 1-for-4.

Russell was the winning pitcher, scattering 8 hits to go with no walks and 3 strikeouts.

This was the first regional title in two years for the Appleknockers and the first for coach Jared Clutts.

Goreville 11, Cobden 1: Host Cobden was held to a pair of hits in an 11-1 loss to Goreville in the first round of the Class 1A sectional Wednesday, May 23.

“We ran into a good ball club,” Clutts said. 

Brayden Clark was 1-for-2 for the Appleknockers. John Russell was 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Chandler West was the losing pitcher, scattering 10 hits to go with 4 walks and 2 strikeouts.

Goreville, which had a 20-game winning streak, advanced to the sectional championsip with a 23-3 overall record to play Edwards County. Edwards County  topped Steeleville 1-0 in action at the Cobden sectional.

Cobden finished the spring season with a 14-7 record. The Appleknockers had a combined 25-8-1 record during the fall and spring seasons.

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