EUREKA - Host Eureka batted around three times on Friday in a 21-0 victory over Heart of Illinois Conference guest Lexington at the middle school. The game was called in the fifth inning because of the 10-run rule.
The Hornets (22-7, 9-2) sent 15 hitters up in the fourth, 10 of whom crossed home plate. Brady Krile paced the 13-hit attack with three, as six of the nine starters had at least one.
Krile, who moved to 8-0 on the mound with the win, was one of seven seniors who suited up for the final time at home.
"It's a good one to go out on," said Eureka coach Dane Wear. "It's a tough one when you lose anybody, but a group like this for the last three or four years, it's kind of like family. They're going to play on the next level, so they're not done."
The other seniors included Adam Anderson, Austin Davis, Daniel Frank, Dustin Kennell, Aaron Schwab and Keegan Zimmerman.
Notes: The game was supposed to be played Thursday, but was moved back due to rain. Eureka exceeded 20 runs for the second straight season against the Minutemen. They won on the road 20-4 in five on April 30, 2018. Krile tossed a no-hitter, as he allowed one walk, while another reached on an error. He has fanned 87 batters over 50 innings. The Hornets finished one game behind league co-champions Tremont and Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, who tied at 10-1.
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