Central baseball wins 19 games, makes sectional

Staff Writer
Washington Times-Reporter
Successful season on the diamond: The Washington Central baseball team, directed by head coach Eric Joop, went 19-3 this season and reached the sectional championship game against Morton. The team is pictured with the regional-title plaque it won with a 3-1 victory over Germantown Hills.

The Washington Central baseball team defeated Germantown Hills 3-1 to claim the regional championship. 

The Trojans redeemed themselves from a regular-season loss earlier in the year to Germantown, which cost them the conference championship

Central used the third inning to score all their runs Sept. 21.

In that inning, Kyle Uhlenhake started off with a single and stolen base. in front of a Casey Danley double.

Shawn Look later doubled in Hayden Bodine for the second run of the inning. 

The third run of the inning came courtesy of Andrew Holderness’ base hit.  

On the day, Central collected eight hits, and Tanner Smith got his seventh win of the season for Trojans. 

Smith was magnificent on the mound by striking out eight and keeping the Warrior hitters off balanced by locating all three of his pitches. He allowed seven hits.

Central advanced to the sectional championship against Morton. 

The Trojans finished with a 19-3 record after losing to the Junior Potters, who eventually wound up fourth in the Illinois High School Association Class 3A state tournament.