(6-20-21) Hononegah made it’s first trip to state in school history in baseball Saturday traveling to Joliet’s DuPage Medical Group Field. They would play Plainfield East in the first semifinal game of the day…the Bengals entered the game with the Cinderella tag placed on them.

IHSA 2021 Class 4A
Semifinals
Plainfield (East)
Rockton (Hononegah)
 5 
 3 
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O’Fallon (H.S.)
Roselle (Lake Park)
 5 
 6 
F-8
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Third Place
O’Fallon (H.S.)
Rockton (Hononegah)
 6 
 4 
F
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Championship
Roselle (Lake Park)
Plainfield (East)
 5 
 6 
F
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For the Indians they would face Sophomore lefty and Notre Dame commit Brady Louck. He would strike out nine of the first 12 batters he faced…he ended up striking out 12 in the six innings he pitched in the 5-3 win. Louck would give up 4 hits, no walks and 3 earned runs. In the 79 pitches he threw, 63 were strikes. Christian Mitchelle would pitch the final inning for the save.

Planifield East had fives hits, including a home run and a RBI double by the 9th place hitter CF Caden Dyhr.

The bright spot for the Indians on offense was Noah Goddard (C) with a 2 run home run in the bottom of the 4th, Braden Sayles went 2 for 3 scoring 2 runs.

Hononegah’s Ryan Anderson picked up his first loss of the season pitching just 4 innings giving up 6 hits, 4 runs, walking 3 and striking out 6. The Indians’ Bowen Smith pitched the last 3 innings holding the Bengals in check.

With the win Plainfield East would take on Lake Park, a 6-5 win in other semifinal in 8 innings, in the Championship game.

Box Score

Class 4A - Semifinal Game #1
                     Plainfield East vs Hononegan
                   Jun 19, 2021 at Joliet (Dupage Med. Group)

Plainfield East 5 (18-15)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Brady Louck p............  3  1  1  1   1  0  0  0   0
 Kevin Smith pr..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Samuel Hansen 2b........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Michael Bailey c.........  4  0  0  0   0  4 13  0   1
Christian Mitchelle ss/p.  3  1  0  0   1  0  1  0   0
Jake Eason 3b............  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
Ryan Skiba rf............  1  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   1
Jacon Denton dh..........  2  0  1  1   0  1  0  0   0
Nathan Rudd 2b/ss........  3  1  1  0   0  0  1  3   1
Sebastian Pape lf........  3  1  1  0   0  1  1  0   2
Caden Dyhr cf............  3  1  2  2   0  0  2  0   0
Gavin Schmitt 1b.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
Totals................... 25  5  6  4   3  7 21  3   5

Hononegan 3 (26-3)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Bryce Goodwine lf........  4  0  0  0   0  2  4  0   2
Braden Sayles cf.........  3  2  2  0   0  1  2  0   0
Noah Goddard c...........  3  1  1  2   0  0  7  2   0
 Grant Preston pr/ph.....  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Gabe Roessler ss.........  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  1   0
Dylan Sayles rf..........  3  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   0
Michael Anderson dh......  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Mark Henderson dh.......  2  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   2
Scott Porter 1b..........  3  0  1  0   0  0  5  0   0
Ryan Anderson p..........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Bowen Smith p...........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  1   0
Ryan Whitledge 3b........  2  0  0  0   0  2  1  2   0
 Ethan Benjamin ph.......  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Eli Anderson 2b..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
Totals................... 28  3  5  2   0 13 21  7   4

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Plainfield East..... 002 210 0 -  5  6  2
Rockton (Hononegan). 000 201 0 -  3  5  2
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E - Louck; Schmitt; Whitledge 2. LOB - Plainfield E 5; R-Hononegan 4. 2B -
Dyhr; B.Sayles. HR - Dyhr; Goddard. HBP - Eason. SH - Skiba. SF - Denton. SB
- Mitchelle. CS - Smith.

Plainfield East        IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Brady Louck.........  6.0  4  3  3  0 12 24 24  79
Christian Mitchelle.  1.0  1  0  0  0  1  4  4  10

Rockton (Hononegan)    IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Ryan Anderson.......  4.0  6  5  4  3  6 18 21  72
Bowen Smith.........  3.0  0  0  0  0  1  7 10  29

Win - Louck (6-3).  Loss - R.Anderson (9-1).  Save - Mitchelle (1).
WP - R.Anderson. HBP - by Smith (Eason). Inherited runners/scored: Smith 1/1.
Pitches/strikes: Louck 79/63; Mitchelle 10/8; R.Anderson 72/41; Smith 29/20.
Umpires - HP: Jeff Schanks  1B: Barrett Laspesa  3B: Adam Satorius
Start: 10:00 am   Time: 1:41   Attendance: 1987
R.Anderson faced 1 batter in the 5th.
Game: 42S121

So why the Cinderella tag? Plainfield East (19-15) started the season 5-12 and lost the last three games of the regular season. The Bengals entered the playoffs as the No. 13 seed in their sectional.

Plainfield East would finish the day by beating Lake Park 6-5 to capture the IHSA 4A State title. It’s the first state trophy in any sport for Plainfield East, which opened in 2008.

The Bengals jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the title game but allowed five runs in the sixth inning. Christian Mitchelle would come in and pitch the final 1 ⅓ innings for his 2nd save of the day.

At the plate Brady Louck was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a run scored and Mitchelle added two hits, two RBIs and a run for Plainfield East.

Box Score

Class 4A - Championship Game
                     Roselle (Lake Park) vs Plainfield East
                 Jun 19, 2021 at Joliet (Dupage Medical Group)

Roselle (Lake Park) 5 (19-15)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Mason Baer cf............  4  1  2  2   0  0  1  1   2
 Frankie Fricano pr......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Danny Rollins c..........  4  1  2  0   0  1  5  0   0
Chris Worchester ss......  4  1  3  0   0  1  1  3   0
Jackson Kent lf/1b.......  3  0  1  2   1  1  3  0   0
Tommy Klco 1b/p..........  4  0  0  0   0  2  2  0   6
Giacomo Fanizza 3b.......  4  1  2  0   0  0  1  1   0
Brian Patton rf..........  4  0  1  0   0  1  2  0   0
Max Baer 2b..............  2  0  0  0   1  1  2  1   0
 JC Ahlstedt ph..........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Nick Wolf dh.............  3  1  1  0   1  0  0  0   2
 Victor Alvarez dh.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Jason Gutkowski p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Kolby Keatts lf.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Totals................... 33  5 12  4   3  7 18  6  10

Plainfield East 6 (33-4)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Brady Louck lf...........  4  1  2  2   0  0  2  0   0
Michael Bailey c.........  2  0  0  0   2  0  7  1   0
 Kevin Smith pr..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Christian Mitchelle ss/p.  3  1  2  2   0  0  2  3   2
Jake Eason 3b............  3  0  1  1   0  1  0  0   2
 Jacob Fuernstahl pr.....  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Ryan Skiba rf............  3  0  1  1   0  0  1  0   1
Jacon Denton dh..........  3  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   0
Nathan Rudd 2b/ss........  3  1  2  0   0  0  0  2   0
Bryce Atkin 1b...........  1  1  0  0   1  1  4  1   0
 Jacon Handley ph........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Caden Dyhr cf............  2  1  1  0   1  0  3  0   0
Gavin Schmitt p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
 Samuel Hansen 2b........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 25  6  9  6   4  5 21  7   6

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Roselle (Lake Park). 000 005 0 -  5 12  0
Plainfield East..... 130 020 X -  6  9  2
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E - Rudd; Atkin. LOB - Lake Park 10; Plainfield E 6. 2B - Kent; Fanizza 2;
Louck; Eason. 3B - Louck; Mitchelle. HR - Mason Baer. SF - Mitchelle. SB -
Fricano; Worchester; Patton; Max Baer; Mitchelle.

Roselle (Lake Park)    IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Jason Gutkowski.....  1.1  5  4  4  2  1  9 11  41
Tommy Klco..........  4.2  4  2  2  2  4 16 19  71

Plainfield East        IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Gavin Schmitt.......  5.2 10  4  0  2  5 27 29 107
Christian Mitchelle.  1.1  2  1  0  1  2  6  7  32

Win - Schmitt (4-4).  Loss - Gutkowski (6-2).  Save - Mitchelle (1).
WP - Mitchelle. Inherited runners/scored: Klco 3/1; Mitchelle 1/1.
Pitches/strikes: Gutkowski 41/24; Klco 71/44; Schmitt 107/72; Mitchelle 32/22.
Umpires - HP: Rob Hacker  1B: Ryan Verver  3B: Mike Outen
Start: 7:00 pm   Time: 2:09   Attendance: 2897
Game: 4A1P21

Hononegah would lose in the consolation game to O’Fallon 6-4.

Box Score

Class 4A - 3rd Place Game
                        O'Fallon vs Rockton (Hononegan)
                   Jun 19, 2021 at Joliet (Dupage Med Group)

O'Fallon 6 (26-10)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Haidyn McGill lf.........  2  1  2  0   1  0  0  0   0
 Josh Duhly ph...........  1  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Will Millard c...........  4  0  0  0   0  0  9  2   0
Connor Lindsey dh........  4  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   3
 Jack Wade dh............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Corey Quintal 1b.........  2  1  1  1   2  1  6  0   0
Garrett Meyer ss.........  2  1  0  1   1  1  1  5   0
Kellen Scruggs 2b/3b.....  3  1  0  0   1  1  0  1   0
Kendall Brookins rf......  1  0  0  1   2  0  1  0   0
 Connor Patton pr/rf.....  1  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   3
Xavier Deatherage 3b.....  3  0  1  3   0  0  0  0   0
 R.J. Cole 2b............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Ethan Crouse cf..........  2  0  0  0   1  1  2  1   1
Kaden Joggerst p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Danny Mack p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Zach Rhein p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 25  6  6  6   8  5 20  9   7

Hononegan  4 (26-4)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Bryce Goodwine lf........  4  0  1  0   0  3  1  0   0
Braden Sayles cf/p.......  4  1  1  1   0  0  3  0   1
Noah Goddard c...........  3  1  1  1   1  0  6  0   0
Gabe Roessler ss.........  4  0  3  0   0  1  0  3   0
Dylan Sayles rf..........  3  1  2  0   0  0  0  0   0
Michael Anderson dh......  3  0  2  2   0  0  0  0   0
Scott Porter p/1b........  2  0  0  0   1  2  2  1   2
 Grant Preston pr/ph.....  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Ryan Anderson 1b.........  2  0  0  0   0  0  6  0   2
 Ethan Benjamin cf.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Bowen Smith p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Mark Henderson ph.......  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Ryan Whitledge 3b........  2  0  0  0   0  2  0  2   0
Eli Anderson 2b..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  3  2   0
Totals................... 28  4 10  4   2  9 21  8   7

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
O'Fallon............ 000 005 1 -  6  6  0
Rockton (Hononegan). 000 101 2 -  4 10  1
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Note: 2 outs, 2 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - D.Sayles. DP - R-Hononegan 2. LOB - O'Fallon 7; R-Hononegan 7. 2B -
Deatherage; B.Sayles; Roessler. 3B - Quintal. HBP - Henderson. SF - Meyer.
SB - McGill; Meyer; Roessler; D.Sayles. CS - Roessler.

O'Fallon               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Kaden Joggerst......  5.0  6  2  2  2  5 19 21  78
Danny Mack..........  1.1  1  1  1  0  3  5  6  24
Zach Rhein..........  0.1  3  1  1  0  1  4  4  14

Rockton (Hononegan)    IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Scott Porter........  5.2  3  2  2  4  3 18 22  73
Braden Sayles.......  0.1  1  3  3  3  1  2  5  29
Bowen Smith.........  1.0  2  1  1  1  1  5  7  26

Win - Joggerst (5-1).  Loss - Porter (11-1).  Save - None.
WP - Joggerst; Mack 3. HBP - by Mack (Henderson). Inherited runners/scored: Mack
1/1; Rhein 1/1; B.Sayles 1/1. Pitches/strikes: Joggerst 78/50; Mack 24/15; Rhein
14/11; Porter 73/42; B.Sayles 29/14; Smith 26/15.
Umpires - HP: Mike Outen  1B: Rob Hacker  3B: Ryan Verver
Start: 4:10 pm   Time: 2:13   Attendance: 975
Joggerst faced 1 batter in the 6th.
Game: 4A3P21