IVC baseball wins four more games

Justin Miller
Catcher Alex Bradley throws the ball back to the mound for the Ghosts.

The Illinois Valley Central boys continued their winning ways March 28 when they hosted Central and won, 12-2.

“We did really well overall in that game,” coach Jerry Rashid said.

Offensively, the Ghosts were led by Cam Wilmington, who went two-for-three from the plate, including an RBI and a double.

Trever Black added two hits, including a homerun and one RBI.

The team took to the road Tuesday for the first time this season and came home with an 11-2 win over Rock Island Alleman.

“Our pitchers did a great job in that game and we had some really clutch hitting too,” Rashid said.

Alex Koch started for IVC and garnered his first win of the season.

Black helped the Ghosts by going three-for-four from the plate and driving in two runs.

On Wednesday, the team dominated Dunlap at home, 16-6.

Brock Adcock took the mound for IVC and grabbed the win by striking out four Eagles.

Alex Bradley led the offensive charge by going three-for-three from the plate, including a double, a homerun and three RBIs.

Dan Semtner came up clutch for the team by cracking two hits, including one homerun which scored Tommy Jenkins.

“Anytime you beat Dunlap is good and anytime you beat them by 10 is even better,” Rashid said. “It’s a great rivalry and they have a really tough program. It’s always fun to play against them.”

The Ghosts lost their first game Saturday but picked up a win when they played a doubleheader at Washington.

IVC started the afternoon by falling to Pontiac, 12-10.

Koch started the game for the Ghosts.

Matt Welch helped the team by driving in two runs.

 “It’s a given that you’re going to lose some games every season,” Rashid said. “The key is to not string those loses together.”

IVC then bounced back by taking down Washington, 3-1.

McIntyre pitched a complete game for the Ghosts and struck out eight while walking none as he picked up the win.

Adcock went two-for-three from the plate for the game, including one homerun in the fifth that tied the game and a single in the sixth that scored Semtner.

The Ghosts took the lead when Myers cracked a single that sent Ketnzel around to score.

The Ghosts (5-1) next play at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at home.