Five area baseball teams step into 2A sectional play while regionals kick off for 3A schools today.
Ottawa Marquette and Putnam County team up for a double-header in the Class 1A Elgin Harvest Christian Academy Sectional.
No. 1 Marquette (28-3) will face No. 2 Chicago Hope Academy (23-6) at 4:30 p.m. followed by No. 1 Elgin Harvest Christian Academy (13-7) vs. (2) Putnam County (26-8 at 6:30 p.m.
Marquette rallied to defeat Newark 3-2 to capture its own regional while PC routed Yorkville Christian 13-3 at Somonauk, both on Monday.
At the Class 1A Bloomington Sectional, No. 2 Henry (19-10) meets No. 1 Delavan (17-5) at 5 p.m. at Illinois Wesleyan University. The Mallards knocked out host and No. 5 Annawan-Wethersfield 4-0 for the regional title Monday.
At the Class 1A Lena-Winslow Sectional, No. 3 Sterling Newman (17-7) plays the hosts, the No. 1 seeded Panthers (2-6), at 4:30 p.m. followed by No. 1 Fulton (15-5) vs. No. 2 Warren-Stockton (19-7) at 6:30 p.m.
Class 3A regionals start up at two area sites today:
At LaSalle, No. 1 LaSalle-Peru (18-11) plays No. 7 Morris (15-14) at 4:30 p.m. followed by No. 4 Rock Island (20-12) vs. No. 5 Ottawa (13-15).
At Freeport, No. 1 Dixon (22-2) and No. 6 Sterling (6-16) meet at 4:30 p.m.