Breaking News Bar
updated: 5/16/2013 1:29 AM

Harper, Waubonsee meet for regional supremacy

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Jake Jouris

      Jake Jouris

 
By Jonathan Cregier
jcregier@dailyherald.com

Most people would like to see the two best teams play for championships at the end of a season.

In NJCAA baseball, that's exactly what will happen starting Friday at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove as the top-seeded Chiefs take on No. 2 Harper College (19-20) for a regional championship.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Both teams won sectionals last weekend to earn their spot in the sectional.

The Hawks swept a doubleheader on April 30, 5-4 and 7-0, against the Chiefs in Sugar Grove. Hawks sophomore Chris Bobo collected the win in the first contest, allowing 10 hits and striking out seven in 8 innings. The hitting of out of the No. 3 and 4 spots in the Hawks lineup was key as sophomore infielder Cory Kay (St. Viator) went 2-for-4 and Lee Breitzman (Fremd) went 2-for-3 and scored a pair of runs. Outfielder Chris Elliot also had a pair of hits in that game.

If the Chiefs are able to win the best-of-three regional against the Hawks, they'd be making the program's second trip to the NJCAA Division III World Series in Tyler, Texas in the last three seasons.

Harper went 3-for-3 in sweeping Rock Valley (17-9, 15-5) and Joliet (15-5) in last weekend's sectional, which was hosted by Harper but played at Joliet. Winning this weekend's regional championship is a tougher challenge.

Waubonsee features the most recent NJCAA Division III player of the week in Jake Jouris. The 6-foot-4 first baseman enters the regional finals with a 12-game hitting streak.

Jouris went 8-for-11 (.727) in last weekend's sectional games.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.