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High School Sports 6-2 - State Semifinal Previews

Illini Bluffs, Pontiac softball and LeRoy baseball prepare for state semifinals | EP vs. Metamora in softball sectional final
Published: Jun. 2, 2022 at 11:22 PM CDT
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(Heart of Illinois ABC) - Three area teams are preparing for state semifinal games on Friday. In Class 1A softball, Illini Bluffs is looking for back-to-back titles and will face Newark in the state semifinal at 10 a.m. at Louisville Slugger. In Class 2A softball, Pontiac is making their first-ever state finals appearance and will take on undefeated defending champion Rockridge in their semifinal at 3 p.m. at Louisville Slugger. Pontiac will try to snap the Rockets’ 63-game winning streak. In Class 1A baseball, LeRoy is playing at state. The Panthers will play North Clay at 12 p.m. at Dozer Park.

Friday also features an all-Mid-Illini sectional championship in Class 3A softball as East Peoria and Metamora battle for a spot in the state Elite Eight at 4:30 p.m. at Washington.

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