WARRENSBURG -- Twice this season, Warrensburg-Latham beat Sullivan.

That fell by the wayside as Sullivan picked up three runs in the first before rallying again late to beat the top-seeded Cardinals 9-3 on their home field.

Sullivan's Tom Schibur went the distance, settling down after giving up three runs in the first two innings. Schibur allowed just four hits while striking out nine.

"Unfortunately, we just didn't make enough plays to win the game," Warrensburg coach Chris Elston said. "I thought (Sullivan coach) Troy (Rogers) did a nice job having his team ready."

Bryce Farris drove home four runs, as he, Brett Tuttle and Zach Sowers all went 2-for-4.

Newton 10, Breese Mater Dei 2

NEWTON  -- Something happened in the fourth inning for Newton.

Whether it was playing at home or staring at a 2-0 deficit for a couple of innings, the Eagles' bats came alive. Nate Meinhart, Mitch Bierman and Beau Prater all smacked home runs as Newton stunned the one-seed Knights.

It saved Mitch Jansen's effort from the mound. Besides a blip in the second inning, Jansen fooled Mater Dei's hitters throughout the night. He allowed just three hits through seven innings.

"We performed extremely well," Newton coach Jason Fulton said. "Mitch was fantastic on the mound."

Newton (17-9) takes on Carlyle at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Newton in the regional championship.

"I felt like the kids performed when they needed to and stepped up to the plate to take the win."

Okaw Valley 15, ALAH 0

DECATUR -- Drew Fruchtl picked up his 10th win in convincing fashion, no-hitting Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond in the Class 1A St. Teresa Regional.

The only blemishes were five walks, but Fruchtl induced ground balls and the Timberwolves defense cleaned up the extra base-runners.

"Obviously, Drew was very effective on the mound," Okaw Valley coach Andrew Hagerman said. "We also turned a couple of double plays that really helped us."

Okaw Valley turned seven hits into 15 runs. The Timberwolves play the winner of today's game between Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg and St. Teresa.

Argenta-Oreana 1, Riverton 0

RIVERTON -- It was all Austin Brown's day.

The Argenta senior not only held Riverton to two hits, he drove in Konnor Damery for the Bombers' lone run. Damery tripled in the third before Brown's hit.

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Brown was efficient through his seven innings -- he forced 10 groundouts, struck out eight and walked none.

On Saturday, Argenta plays Williamsville, who escaped an upset by scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Athens 5-4.

Tuscola 3, Villa Grove/Heritage 2

BROADLANDS -- The Warriors pushed it nearly to the limit, scoring with one out in the bottom of the seventh for the Class 2A Broadlands Regional win.

Dalton Hoel had a one-out single before Tyler Meinhold singled again. Nick Bates was intentionally walked to load the bases. Andrew Erickson worked the pitcher for a walk of his own to push Hoel home for the game-winner.

Cole Thomas picked up the win with a clean inning of work in the seventh.

The Warriors play the winner of today's game between Marshall and Tolono Unity.


Okaw Valley 13, Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick

BETHANY -- Maddie Perrine one-upped Fruchtl, throwing a perfect game as the Timberwolves eased their way to the regional finals.

The Okaw Valley junior struck out five in five innings as Natalie Jeffers supported her from the plate with a 3-for-3 day that included a home run.

"Maddie did a good job staying ahead of the hitters," Okaw Valley coach Dave Benning said. "She was dominating in the sense that she threw a lot of strikes. And we played a lot of nice defense behind her."

Okaw Valley plays Edinburg on Saturday for a second straight regional title.

Meridian 11, Pana 1

MACON -- The Hawks' offense let loose, recording 14 hits.

Amy Aukamp's day was perfect, going 3-for-3, but the production flowed through the rest of Meridian's order.

"We got a lot of offensive production from a lot of players," Meridian coach Greg Streeval said.

Gracie Brookens allowed three hits in five innings, striking out eight.

Meridian will take on Shelbyville for the regional title.

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