Illinois Valley Central’s baseball team lost to Bloomington Central Catholic, 5-4, April 23 at home.


Illinois Valley Central’s baseball team lost to Bloomington Central Catholic, 5-4, April 23 at home.

“That was a really good ballgame,” coach Jerry Rashid said. “It was a game that I thought we should have won. I know it’s a game that we could have won.”

Alec Janes started for the Grey Ghosts and struck out seven batters.

Alan Parr, Jordan Johnson and Tommy Jenkins each had an RBI for the Ghosts.
The Ghosts hosted Williamsville April 25 and lost, 12-2.

“We got thumped in that game,” Rashid said. “They out played us in every aspect of the game. They executed really well and hit the ball hard. We didn’t really play well and didn’t deserve to win. The better team won on that day.”

Tyler Myers pitched and struck out one batter.

Parr and Keegan Gauwitz each drove in a run.

The team played Morton Thursday and lost, 3-1.
“We came back and gave them a good ball game,” Rashid said. “Even though we lost, it was a good sign that we could come back after a tough loss and play well.”

Tyler Myers went two-for-three from the plate.

The Ghosts bounced back Friday with a 10-0 road win over Roanoke-Benson.

“That was a game that we really had to win after losing three tough games,” Rashid said. “It was a team effort and we played great.”

Sam Reuter took the mound for the Ghosts and struck out 11 batters.

Reuter also went three-for-four at the plate, as did Wade Pollack.

Parr batted two-for-three.

Ben Rashid, Myers, Johnson, Reuter, Parr and Pollack each had an RBI.

“We will find out what it’s like to bounce back from a tough week,” Rashid said. “It’s a
long season and we can never get too up or too down. We need to fight back and I hope that we can do that this week.”

The team next plays at 7 p.m. Friday at Metamora.

“The improvement hasn’t came like we want it to,” Rashid said. “We have been working towards getting better as a team but it’s been a slow process. The pitching has done a good job and the base running has improved, but we need to see improvement in the other areas as we go along.”