Postseason begins May 13 for county baseball

Postseason begins May 13 for county baseball

By Daniel Winningham
Area high school teams start postseason play in regional competition next week.

For many Macoupin County teams, playoff competition will start May 13-15.

Carlinville High School begins play in the IHSA Class 2A Regional May 13. The No. 4 Cavaliers will host No. 5 Vandalia at the high school field with the winner advancing to take on No. 1 Litchfield Wednesday, May 15, at 4:30 p.m. in Vandalia. In the other regional semifinal, No. 2 Greenville faces No. 3 Hillsboro.

The semifinal winners will advance on and compete for the Vandalia regional championship which is set for Saturday, May 18, at 1 p.m.

• North Mac High School, which had a 15-2 overall record and was 5-1 in the Sangamon Conference entering a May 7 game against Pleasant Plains, will take on host Auburn in the Class 2A Auburn Regional Thursday, May 16, at 4:30 p.m. North Mac is the No. 2 seed while Auburn is seeded No. 3.

The Auburn regional championship is set for Saturday, May 18, at 1 p.m.

• Gillespie High School is the top seed in a Class 2A Gillespie Regional. The Miners will take on the winner of No. 5 Roxana and No. 4 Metro East Lutheran of Edwardsville Wednesday, May 15, at 4:30 p.m.
• Southwestern High School is the No. 2 seed in the Class 2A Gillespie Regional. The Piasa Birds face the winner of No. 3 Staunton High School and No. 6 East Alton-Wood River Thursday, May 16, at 4:30 p.m.

The Gillespie regional championship is set for Saturday, May 18, at 1 p.m.

• Bunker Hill High School is the top-seeded team in the IHSA Class 1A Raymond-Lincolnwood Regional. The Minutemen received a bye and will take on the winner of Mulberry Grove and Nokomis Wednesday, May 15, at 4:30 p.m. in the first semifinal.
• Mt. Olive High School is the No. 3 seed in the Class 1A Raymond Regional. The Wildcats take on No. 2 Raymond-Lincolnwood Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. in the second regional semifinal.
The semifinal winners will advance to the regional final Saturday, May 18, at 2 p.m.
• Greenfield/Northwestern is the No. 4 seed in the IHSA Class 1A Carrollton Regional. The team takes on No. 5 Brussels Monday, May 13, at 4:30 p.m. The winner takes on No. 1 White Hall-North Greene May 15.