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HS Baseball: Teschke, Trusner Lead Monticello Past IVC

In a game heard on WEZC and at dewittdailynews.com, Luke Teschke was sharp again over five shutout innings and Jacob Trusner muscled a two-run home run to spark a four-run third inning leading Monticello over IVC 10-1 in Illini Prairie Conference boy's baseball Saturday morning at Monticello High School.


Teschke struck out 11 and faced one over the minimum in another sharp outing for the Illinois State-commit. 


With the Sages up 1-0, the junior started the four-run third inning with a base hit. Trusner followed with a mammoth home run to left field.


Sophomore Colton Vance continued his hot hitting with a base hit after the Trusner blast. Logan Chupp doubled Vance in and senior Spencer Mitze capped the rally with a base hit up the middle that scored Chupp. 


Teschke finished 2-for-4 with a walk. Trusner was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a walk. Mitze finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs.


Trusner's blast earned him the ServPro of Piatt/DeWitt County Player of the Game for the Sages.


IVC falls to 3-7 overall and 0-4 in the Illini Prairie.


Monticello moves to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in the Illini Prairie. The Sages travel to Champaign St. Thomas More on Monday afternoon. The next Monticello baseball broadcast on WEZC and at dewittdailynews.com comes your way next Thursday when they host Tolono Unity. Hear the action starting at 4:30 pm.


Hear Monticello girl's softball action on Wednesday afternoon when the Lady Sages travel to Clinton for a 4:30 non-conference tilt. 

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