In semifinal action of the DeKalb County Church Softball League earlier this week, Christ Community knocked off Sycamore Methodist.
Community jumped out to an early 4-1 lead but the Methodists came back to take the lead near the end of the game. Community tied the game on a steal of home plate by Jeff Maveus, and two batters later Adam Dobson homered to seal the win. John Reed was the hard-luck loser, while Nathan Harbecke picked up the win for Community.
In the other semifinal game, First Baptist Sycamore built an early lead and pushed through a 10-run third inning to defeat NewmanCenter. Caleb Hoover went 3 for 3 at the plate and Colin Eggleson had a homer to propel pitcher Mike Reis to the win. Alex Diaz took the loss for Newman.
In the quarterfinals, Newman Center survived a challenge from St. Paul to move on.
Alex Diaz picked up the win, while Bob Gualandi took the loss. Christ Community also moved on, passing up Crossview Church. First Baptist Sycamore rolled past Bethany Road Bible, with Mike Reis picking up a win, and Bill Finucane took the loss. Lastly, Sycamore Methodist defeated Bright Field Church with John Reed earning the win.
The championship and consolation games will be played Friday, with First Baptist taking on Christ Community in the championship and Newman Center playing Sycamore Methodist for third place.