Robinson coach Reggie Truitt (right) waves Lance Wesner (center) home, as teammate Ethan Williams (back left) cruises into second for a two-run double in the first inning of Monday (April 9)'s Little Illini Conference game with Red Hill. The Maroons scored three runs in the first to take control, then Wesner would end the game with a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth, bringing the 10-run rule into effect and giving the Maroons a 10-0 victory. (Josh Brown photo)
Balls were flying over the fence in Hutsonville like the wind was blowing out at Wrigley Field and the score reflected that in Wednesday (April 11)'s non-conference game between Crawford County foes.
Robinson and Hutsonville-Palestine combined to hit seven home runs and put 34 runs on the board, but the visiting Maroons got the better end of things, slugging five of those home runs on their way to a 24-10 victory.
Recent struggles continued for Lincoln Trail College's softball team Wednesday (April 11), as they were swept in a doubleheader for the second straight day by the same team.
After losing their Great Rivers Athletic Conference twinbill at Rend Lake Tuesday, the Lady Statesmen hosted Rend Lake for a make-up double-dip. Unfortunately, the outcome was similar, with LTC dropping game one 6-1 and game two 15-8.
Strong efforts by a pair of county teams netted them first and second-place finishes in a four-team meet at the Robinson High School track Tuesday (April 10).
Robinson's boys won 12 events on their way to winning the meet with 128 points, while Palestine-Hutsonville won three events and scored 52 points to finish second. Olney came in third with 37 points, followed by Newton with 28.
A tight game got away from Robinson High School's baseball team late, as the Maroons saw their three-game winning streak snap at the hands of Teutopolis in a 5-1 loss in the non-conference contest at Robinson City Park Tuesday (April 10).