Boys Baseball Class A State Final Results 1997-98 

 Normal (University) 7, Granville (Putnam County) 6

Plate: Doug E. Elledge, New Canton
1st: Les A. Albert, Decatur
3rd: David E. Yockey, Rantoul
Game time:11:33
Weather:Partly Cloudy
Wind:North West 10-15

U-High 1st: Calen Foster GO 5-3, 1 out; Dan States FANS, out 2-3, 2 outs; Lance McMillan WALKS; Jon Charles called out on strikes. 0-0-0-1

Putnam County 1st: Grant Steffens grounds sharply to second, out 4-3, 1 out; Seth Chambers SINGLES to left; Dave Garcia (BALK sends Chambers to second) FANS, 2 out: Tom Wiesbrock FANS. 0-1-0-1

U-High 2nd: Jason Rainey called out on strikes; Matt Alvey SINGLES up the middle; Tom Menning (BALK called sends Alvey to second) FANS, 2 out; Todd Witherow SINGLES on the infield, Alvey thrown out 3-2 trying to score from third. 0-1-01

Putnam County 2nd: Heath Heiberger FANS, out 2-3: Adam Tarrmann WALKS; Tony Phelps hits into 6-4-3 DOUBLE PLAY. 0-0-0-0

U-High 3rd: Erik Spong GO 5-3, 1out; Calen Foster FANS, out 2-3, 2out; Dan States flies out to short left field, F-7, 0-0-0-0

Putnam County 3rd: Jason Vance reaches on infield SINGLE; Sean Egan reaches on infield SINGLE in the hole at short, Vance to 2nd; Grant Steffens bloops SINGLE to short left field, Vance to third Eagan to second; Seth Chambers hits GRAND SLAM HOME RUN over the right field fence, 4 RBI;s; Dave Garcia FANS, 1 out; Tom Wiesbrock SINGLES up the middle; Heath Heiberger SINGLES to rightfield, Wiesbrock to second; Adam Tarrmann hits into 6-4 FC, Wiesbrock to third, 2 outs; Tony Phelps FANS. 4-6-0-2

U-High 4th: Lance McMillan WALKS; Jon Charles pops out to second, F-4, 1 out; Jason Rainey reaches on E-5, McMillan to second; Matt Alvey DOUBLES to right centerfield, McMillan and Rainey score, 2 RBI's; Tom Menning GO 4-3, Alvey to third, 2 out; Todd Witherow chops back to pitcher, out 1-3. 2-1-1-1

Putnam County 4th: Jason Vance flies out to short left centerfield, F-7; Sean Egan FANS; Brad Steffens hits line drive HOME RUN over the right field fence, RBI; Seth Chambers flies out to right, F-9. 1-1-0-0

U-High 5th: Erik Spong WALKS; (Jon Berry runs for Spong) Calen Foster (Wild pitch sends Berry to second) called out on strikes, 1 out; Dan States flies out to left field, 2 outs; Lance McMillan (Passed ball allows Berry to advance to third) reaches on E-5 throwing error, Berry scores, no RBI; Jon Charles G) 5-4. 1-0-1-1

Putnam County 5th: (Jon Charles relieves Witherow) Dave Garcia called out on strikes; Tom Wiesbrock GO to third, 5-3, 2 out; Heath Heiberger called out on strikes. 0-0-0-0

U-High 6th: Jason Rainey reaches on bad hop SINGLE to shortstop; Matt Alvey reaches on 5-4 FC, throwing error, E-4 allows Alvey to go to second, 1 out; Tom Menning SINGLES to left field, Alvey scores, RBI, advances on error by leftfielder, E-7; Todd Witherow (Menning thrown out 2-5 trying to steal, 2 outs)GO 5-3. 1-2-2-0

Putnam County 6th: Adam Tarrmann pops out to short right field, F-4; Tony Phelps GO 1-4-3, 2 outs; Jason Vance lines out to second base, F-4. 0-0-0-0

U-High 7th: Erik Spong GO 4-3; Calen Foster FANS, 2 out; Dan States DOUBLES off right centerfield wall; Lance McMillan SINGLES down the third baseline, States scores, RBI, to second on misplayed ball in left, E-7; Jon Charles HOMERS to left field, McMillan scores, 2 RBI's; Jason Rainey GO to short, 6-3. 3-3-1-0

Putnam County 7th: Sean Egan GO to short, 6-3; Grant Steffens WALKS; Seth Chambers reaches on E-5, Steffens to third; Dave Garcia SAC FLY to deep center field, Steffens tags and scores, RBI, 2 out; Tom Wiesbrock (BALK sends Chambers to second) hits first pitch to deep centerfield, out F-8. 1-0-1-1

Game ends: 1:21 p.m.
Time of the game:1 hr. 48 min.

 Box Score

1998 IHSA Class A Boys Baseball Tournament
Game #6

Normal (University)        AB   R   H RBI
Calen Foster, C             4   0   0   0
Dan States, 2b              4   1   1   0
Lance McMillan, SS          2   2   1   1
Jon Charles, RF             4   1   1   2
Jason Rainey, CF            3   1   1   0
Matt Alvey, 1b              3   1   2   2
Tom Menning, DH             3   0   1   1
Todd Witherow, 1b           3   0   1   0
Erik Spong, 3b              2   1   0   0
Totals                     28   7   8   6
E --Spong                
2B --Alvey, States       
3B --                    
HR -- Charles            
SB --                    
CS --                    
SF --                    
SH --                    
DP --1                   
LOB --2                  
PO-A --21-10             
Granville (Putnam County)  AB   R   H RBI
Grant Steffans, CF          3   3   2   1
Seth Chambers, C            4   1   2   4
Dave Garcia, P              3   0   0   1
Tom Wiesbrock, 3b           4   0   1   0
Heath Heiberger, 1b         3   0   1   0
Adam Tarrmann, SS           2   0   0   0
Tony Phelps, DH             3   0   0   0
Jason Vance, LF             3   1   1   0
Sean Egan, 2b               3   1   1   0
E --Wiesbrock 2, Egan, Vance 2
2B --                    
3B --                    
HR -- Chambers, Steffens 
SB --                    
CS --                    
SF -- Garcia             
SH --                    
DP --1                   
LOB --4                  
PO-A --21-11             
Pitching Summary
Normal (University)           IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO
Witherow                       4   8   5   5    
Charles                        3   0   1   0    
Granville (Putnam County)     IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO
Garcia                         7   8   7   4    
WP --Garcia              
PB --Chambers            
HBP --                   
Balk --Witherow, Charles, Garcia
W-Charles (8-1)          
L-Garcia (6-3)           
Score By Innings          1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  Totals
Normal (Universtiy)       0 0 0 2 1 1 3       7
Greenville (Putnam County) 0 0 4 1 0 0 1       6
Plate: Doug E. Elledge, New Canton
1st: Les A. Albert, Decatur
3rd: David E. Yockey, Rantoul
Time -- 1hr 48min        
Attendance -- 850        

 Notes & Quotes
Quotes and Notes

Winning coach, Greg Bee of Normal (University): "I told Jon Charles that we needed a hit. A coach is supposed to control his emotions. After the homerun I pretty much lost it. Jason Rainey made 2 good catches in the 7th. The key to the game, down 4 I thought we could get another inning out of Todd. Then I decided to put in Jon hoping to change the complection of the game. Both teams were good, and today we had a little luck. We have not come back from being 4 down anytime this year. "

Losing coach, Ken Jenkins of Granville (Putnam County): "With 2 outs the hit caught us by surprise. Our defense has been good all year, but they gave up a couple of runs. Tom's hit was to the wrong part of the ballpark. U-High took advantage of their opportunities. It was an honor to be in the Final 4. "