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June 18, 2018

6/13/2018 9:41:00 AM
RHS has nine make All-Little Illini teams
JOSH BROWN
Sports Editor

Nearly two handfuls of Robinson High School athletes were recognized for their exploits on the diamond this spring by being named to one of the All-Little Illini Conference teams announced recently.

Robinson had six baseball players named, along with three softball players, with six of those being First Team selections.

The selections were based on the players' statistics and performances in conference games only.

On the baseball side, Robinson had four First Team selections - sophomores Brayden Childress and Kade Lassen and seniors Chase Johnson and Ethan Williams.

For the season, Childress batted .400 overall (24-60), including three home runs, seven doubles, 19 runs scored and 16 runs batted in. In conference games, Childress hit .444 (8-18) with one home run, one double, five runs batted in and three runs scored.

On the mound, Childress was 4-3 with a 3.16 ERA in seven games, allowing 17 earned runs with 14 walks and 54 strikeouts in 37.2 innings of work. In conference play, he was 3-1 with a 1.99 ERA in four games, allowing just seven earned runs while walking six and striking out 41 in 24.2 innings.

Lassen hit .337 overall (28-83) for the Maroons with three home runs, six doubles, 32 runs scored and 16 runs batted in. In conference play, he hit .308 (8-26) with one home run, 11 runs scored and three runs batted in.

On the mound, Lassen was 1-0 with a 1.11 ERA in three games, all of them non-conference, giving up one earned run, walking one and striking out seven in 6.1 innings.

Meanwhile, Johnson hit .296 overall (24-81) with eight doubles, 19 runs scored and 13 runs batted in, while in conference play he hit .500 (12-24) with four doubles, eight runs scored and seven runs batted in.

Johnson did appear on the mound in two non-conference games, posting a 1-0 record with a 7.88 ERA in 2.2 innings.

For the season, Williams posted a .330 batting average (29-88) with three home runs, seven doubles, 25 runs batted in and 19 runs scored.

In conference play, Williams hit .370 (10-27) with a double, 10 runs batted in and five runs scored.

Named to the Second Team for RHS was senior Evan Hale, who posted a .302 overall batting average (13-43) with five doubles, seven runs scored and five runs batted in. In conference games, Hale hit .500 (8-16) with two doubles, four runs batted in and four runs scored.

Another senior, Lance Wesner, was an Honorable Mention selection. Wesner batted .337 overall (30-89) with five home runs, seven doubles, 25 runs batted in and 19 runs scored. In conference play, Wesner hit .231 (6-26) with one home run, one double, seven runs batted in and seven runs scored.

Wesner also appeared on the mound in two games, totaling two innings, posting a 0.00 ERA. He allowed just one hit and struck out three of the six batters he faced overall, including one in his scoreless inning in conference play.

On the softball side, senior Malia Gunn and junior Jaedyn Johnson were both First Team selections.

Gunn hit .464 (39-84) overall with three home runs, eight doubles, two triples, 33 runs scored and 20 runs batted in. She finished her RHS career with 29 home runs and 150 hits.

Meanwhile, Johnson posted a .433 average this season (39-90) with one home run, nine doubles, 25 runs scored and 16 runs batted in.

Also for RHS, sophomore Maddie Morris was an Honorable Mention selection. She posted a .397 average this season (29-73) with two home runs, 21 runs scored and 20 runs batted in.



2018 All-Little Illini Conference Baseball Team

First Team

Player School

Austin Littleton Paris

Mason Kocher Olney

Noah Wagy Newton

Brock Minor Paris

Brayden Childress Robinson

Zach Jansen Newton

Zach Burger Paris

T.J. Potter Paris

Isaac Pampe Olney

Kaleb Foster Olney

Kade Lassen Robinson

Chase Johnson Robinson

Trevor Zuber Olney

Alex Wiles Flora

Zach Stark Newton

Ethan Williams Robinson

Dakotah Brown Olney

Braxton Burgener Olney

Lucas Harmon Olney



Second Team

Player School

Austin O'Neal Paris

Connor Bierman Newton

Keegan Meek Lawrenceville

Gage Krutsinger Flora

Evan Hale Robinson

Caleb Gates Paris

Logan Hawker Casey-Westfield

Landon Pride Olney

Mitchell Nash Red Hill



Honorable Mention

Player School

Raven Thompson Paris

Nick Schafer Flora

Nick Cohorst Newton

Connor O'Dell Lawrenceville

Alex Rodriguez Casey-Westfield

Johnathan Poe Marshall

Landen Ray Red Hill

Lance Wesner Robinson

Braden Flanagan Teutopolis



2018 All-Little Illini Conference Softball Team

First Team

Player School

Sydney Cammon Flora

Claire Maulding Casey-Westfield

Kenzi Smith Newton

Malia Gunn Robinson

Skylar Freeman Flora

Jaedyn Johnson Robinson

Rachel Weger Casey-Westfield

Krysten Darrough Flora

Kasey Jennings Flora

Kelsi Geltz Newton

Kaitlyn Matthews Paris

Mackenzie Morgan Casey-Westfield

Jayley Akers Lawrenceville

Sophia Colclasure Olney

Gracey Himelick Flora

Mariah Earnest Newton

Abby Gartner Lawrenceville

Macy Clark Marshall



Second Team

Player School

Sydney Fox Paris

Aaliyah Wease Olney

Laney Gowin Casey-Westfield

Carlei Sapp Paris

Savannah Bridwell Red Hill

Harley Mason Casey-Westfield

Josie Grunloh Newton

Aubrey Page Olney

Eva Richardson Casey-Westfield



Honorable Mention

Player School

Abbi Lee Marshall

Grace Hahn Red Hill

Emily Moore Lawrenceville

Abby Frohning Newton

Maddie Morris Robinson

Kelsie Dosch Paris

Megan Garner Olney

Lindsay Beasley Casey-Westfield

Summer Cartright Flora





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