Boys Baseball Class AA State Final Results 1997-98 

 Edwardsville (H.S.) 4, Chicago (Simeon) 1

 Play-By-Play
Game time: 9:16 a.m.
Weather:: Mostly cloudy, 63 degrees
Wind: NW @ 10mph
Simeon 2nd: Anthony Brewer flies out to right (1 out). Demetrius Lott bounces out 3 unassisted (2 out). David Blackman strikes out looking (3 outs). 0 0 0 0

Edwardsville 2nd: Nick Seibert rolls out 6-3 (1 out). Matt Evers walks. James Hutton pops out to short (2 outs). Matt Turner flies out to left (3 outs). 0 0 0 1

Simeon 3rd: Lawrence Matthews strikes out swinging (1 out). Michael Morris pops out to 2nd (2 outs). Allen Rasberry strikes out swinging (3 outs). 0 0 0 0

Edwardsville 3rd: Andrew Honneger walks. Kory Kuba strikes out looking (1 out). Crouthers reaches on a fielding error (Butler), Honneger is thrown out trying to go to 3rd 2-5 (2 outs). With Bogle up, Crouthers is thown out trying to steal 2-6 (3 outs). 0 0 1 0
Simeon 4th: Butler bounces out 1-3 (1 out). Brock reaches on an error (Bogle). Brock moves to 2nd on a balk (Hampson). Turner doubles to plate Brock and is thrown out trying to stretch it into a triple 8-6-5 (2 outs). Brewer strikes out swinging (3 outs). 1 1 1 0

Edwardsville 4th: Bogle walks. Opel flies to deep left field (1 out). Seibert flies to deep left center (2 outs). Evers bounces out 5-3 (3 outs). 0 0 0 1

Simeon 5th: Lott grounds out 6-3 (1 out). Blackman strikes out swinging (2 outs). Matthews grounds out 3 unassisted (3 outs). 0 0 0 0

Edwardsville 5th: Hutton bounces out 5-3 (1 out). Turner foul pops out to 1st (2 outs) Honneger walks. Kuba flies out to deep center (3 outs). 0 0 0 1

Simeon 6th: Morris strikes out swinging (1 out). Rasberry is hit in the head by a pitch (He is OK). Butler strikes out swinging (2 outs). Brock strikes out swinging (3 outs). 0 0 0 1

Edwardsville 6th: Crouthers walks. Bogle raeches on a sacrifice bunt when the 1st baseman (Matthews) failed to catch the throw. Both runners advance when the pitcher's (Harrison) pick-off throw at 2nd goes into center field. Opel rips a single to left plating Crouthers and Bogle, Opel moves to 2nd on the throw to the plate. Seibert doubles on the chalk line in right driving in Opel. Evers singles to left moving Seibert to 3rd, Evers moves to 2nd on the throw. {Simeon defensive changes: Lawrence Washington replaces Harrison to pitch.} J. Hutton reaches on a fieldes choice and moves to 2nd during the rundown, Evers moves to 3rd., Seibert is retired 6-2 (1 out). Turner pops out to short left (2 outs). Evers scores on an errant pick off from the catcher (Lott). Tim Hansel pinch hits for Honneger and walks. Kuba bounces out 6-3 (3 outs). 4 3 3 2
Simeon 7th: Turner strikes out swinging on 3 pitches (1 out). Brewer strikes out swinging (2 outs). Lott bounces a single through the right side. Blackman is hit by a pitch forcing Lott to 2nd. {Edwardsville defensive changes: James Hutton moves to pitch, Joe Fisher replaces Hampson to catch} Matthews singles to right to load the bases. Cornelius Johnson pinch hits for Morris and strikes out swinging (3 outs). 0 2 0 - 3

Game ends:11:06 a.m.
Time of the game: 1:50



Simeon 1st: Dennis Butler strikes out swinging (1 out). Jerrold Brock pops out to 3rd (2 outs). Justin Turner strikes out swinging (3 outs). 0 0 0 0

Edwardsville 1st: Dave Crouthers flies out to center (1 out). Matt Bogle flies out to left center (2 outs). Chad Opel flies out to deep center (3 outs). 0 0 0 0



 Box Score


Chicago (Simeon)           AB   R   H RBI
BUTLER                      3   0   0   0
BROCK                       3   1   0   0
TURNER                      3   0   1   1
HARRISON                    0   0   0   0
WASHINGTON                  0   0   0   0
BREWER                      3   0   0   0
LOTT                        3   0   1   0
BLACKMAN                    2   0   0   0
MATTHEWS                    3   0   1   0
MORRIS                      2   0   0   0
JOHNSON                     1   0   0   0
RASBERRY                    1   0   0   0
Totals                     24   1   3   1
                         
E --BUTLER, HARRISON, LOTT, MATTHEWS
2B --TURNER              
3B --                    
HR --                    
SB --                    
CS --                    
SF --                    
SH --                    
DP --                    
LOB -- 4                 
PO-A --18-6              
                         
Edwardsville               AB   R   H RBI
CROUTHERS                   2   1   0   0
BOGLE                       1   1   0   0
OPEL                        3   1   1   2
SEIBERT                     3   0   1   1
EVERS                       2   1   1   0
J.HUTTON                    3   0   0   0
TURNER                      3   0   0   0
HAMPSON                     0   0   0   0
FISHER                      0   0   0   0
HONEGGER                    0   0   0   0
HANSEL                      0   0   0   0
KUBA                        3   0   0   0
                         
Totals                     20   4   3   3
                         
E --BOGLE                
2B --SIEBERT             
3B --                    
HR --                    
SB --                    
CS --                    
SF --                    
SH -- BOGLE              
DP --                    
LOB --5                  
PO-A --21-4              
                         
Pitching Summary
Chicago (Simeon)              IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO
HARRISON                       5   3   4   2       5
WASHINGTON                     1   0   0   0   1
                         
WP --                    
PB --                    
HBP --                   
Balk --                  
                         
Edwardsville                  IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO
HAMPSON                      6.2   2   1   0   0
HUTTON                       0.1   1   0   0   0
                         
WP --                    
PB --                    
HBP --HAMPSON (2)        
Balk --HAMPSON (1)       
                         
Score By Innings          1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  Totals
Chicago (Simeon)          0 0 0 1 0 0 0       1
Edwardsville              0 0 0 0 0 4         4  
                         
WINNING PITCHER: HAMPSON (7-0)
LOSING PITCHER: HARRISON (7-2)

Umpires: Plate, Rich Panovich, Palos Hills;
1st Base, Brad Stearns, Springfield; 
3rd Base, Jeff Carr, Rockford
                         
Time -- 1:50             

Attendance -- 575 est.   
                         



 Notes & Quotes


Winning coach,: Tom Pile of Edwardsville : "I was worried after five innings, no hits, but these kids always fight back from adversity. Bring on the Cardinals. I had talked to Hampson about Walter Mitty last night, and how you've gotta do the job, stay focused. You're demanding a lot of these kids, getting up at 6:45 and not having batting practice, then having to play their hearts out.''


Losing coach,: Leroy Franklin of Simeon "We played well for the first six innings then things happened. We didn't make the play when we had should have. The dropped ball at first was the biggest play of the game. It changed the momentum.''

''We came here to win and we really thought for a while we had it won. But you have to play a complete game to get the job done and we didn't do that. Edwardsville played better than we did and that's why they'll be playing for the state championship. We'll refocus our energies to winning third place. We're a young team so I think you'll see more of us here.''