In a rematch of last year's Class 2 state sectional game, won by Brookfield 13-2, the Bishop LeBlond Golden Eagles made the trip to Rusk Park in Brookfield on Wednesday night, and left town with a 3-1 win.
Emily Nellestein had the game's biggest hit, a solo homer in a two-run fifth inning for the Eagles, who move on to the Class 2 state quarterfinals on Saturday. LeBlond starter Kennadi Barron was superb in the victory, holding down the potent Brookfield offense to only four hits, with four strikeouts. The win improves LeBlond's record to 23-3. The Eagles will HOST New Bloomfield on Saturday afternoon. New Bloomfield has a much poorer record than LeBlond at 14-12, but advanced to the "Round of 8" with a 7-6, nine inning victory against Higginsville on Wednesday night. Brookfield ends the season at 21-6.
Here are the Class 2 SECTIONAL results from Wednesday night:
Kelly 6, East Carter 0
Willow Springs 2, Hartville 0
(Willow Springs at Kelly on Saturday)
South Callaway 2, Jefferson (Festus) 1
Highland 8, Louisiana 0
(Highland at South Callaway on Saturday)
Lamar 3, Pierce City 0
Marionville 7, Iberia 0
(Marionville at Lamar on Saturday)