Baseball

M-S baseball earns share of Corn Belt Conference title

By JASON BROWN

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

On Friday, the Bulldogs will learn whether they are the outright recipients of the final Corn Belt Conference baseball title or whether they have to share it.


Prep pitchers facing new numbers game

Scenarios are taking place in baseball this spring that high school coaches never had to deal with in the past.

Imagine a pitcher throwing well and trying to protect a two-run lead late in a game. He strikes out a batter and then the coach comes out to the mound and removes him.

Mahomet-Seymour coach Nic DiFilippo doesn’t have to use his imagination.


Bulldogs go 1-2 against Olympia, Rochester

By JASON BROWN
Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

The Mahomet-Seymour baseball team finished the week 1-2 with a win against Olympia last Tuesday but double-header losses to Rochester on Saturday.


Season off to a good start after weather woes

By JASON BROWN
Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

After a couple cancellations, the Mahomet-Seymour baseball team hosted three games in four days to kick off its season this week.

On Friday against Urbana, M-S scored seven runs in the sixth inning to end the game at 11-1.


Coach: Pitch-count rules won't be an issue

By JASON BROWN
Mahomet Citizen sportswriter


Undefeated week for Bulldogs

By JASON BROWN
Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

Mahomet-Seymour baseball  finished the week undefeated with victories against Normal Community, Heritage and Eureka to reach the 21-win mark on the season.


Pitching drives Bulldog victories

By JASON BROWN
Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

The varsity baseball team picked up three more wins this week to improve its record to 6-0 on the season.

With absolutely dominant pitching, the Bulldogs swept Urbana in a double-header Saturday at Urbana.


Building on experience

In his tenth year as Mahomet-Seymour head coach, Nic DiFilippo will lean on his upperclassmen for leadership and experience to help achieve this year’s goals.

The Bulldogs returned eight letter-winners and five seniors this year.


MSJH regional champs

The Mahomet-Seymour Junior High baseball team scored in every inning to defeat Franklin 9-7 for a regional championship Monday night.

“I was very proud of the boys and how they handled all the emotion of the night,” said coach Nic DiFilippo.

In a roller-coaster game, the Bulldogs scored a run in each of the first three innings to take the lead.


Mavericks sweep Monticello tourney

By JASON BROWN
Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

The Mahomet Mavericks 9U/10U baseball team took the Monticello tournament championship last weekend, winning all five games played.

Maverick Mitchell Gilbert led the team’s dominating performance with a whopping .929 batting average. Gilbert finished 13-14 at the plate with five doubles, two triples, 13 RBI and 12 runs scored.


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