TILTON — The Post 210 seniors baseball team had more than enough pitching and offense on Tuesday as they beat Ford-Iroquois 10-0 at Carl Gruber Field.
Ryan Drayer had seven strikeouts in three innings to get thew in for the Speakers, while Lucas Hofer and Dalton Dalbey each pitched one inning and each had two strikeouts. Combined, the pitching staff only gave up two hits.
On offense, the Speakers scored in every inning to win the game in five innings. Ernest Plummer had three hits and a RBI, while Chase Vinson had two hits and a RBI, Chase Rademacher had three RBIs, and Kotah Broeker and Dalbey each had one RBI.
The Speakers will go on the road Friday to take part in the Festus (Mo.) Tournament.
Ford-Iroquois 16, Post 210 juniors 6
DANVILLE — The Junior Speakers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, but Ford-Iroquois outscored them 13-4 in the next two innings to get the lead and the win.
Garrett Drake had two hits and two RBIs for Post 210, while Christian Masterman had three hits and Andy Musson and Derek Drayer each had one RBI.
The Junior Speakers will host Casey on Thursday.
Bush to join America’s Team
CAYUGA, Ind. — North Vermillion’s Keely Bush will be part of America’s Team this summer, a team of softball players that will visit the Dominican Republic to play in games designed to promote the sport.
America’s Team provides student-athletes with high-integrity and strong character opportunities to compete in international programs as an ambassador for their school, community and the country.
Bush must still raise money to pay off a portion of the travel expenses. Interested persons can mail donations to Keely Bush, P.O. Box 362, Perrysville, Ind. 47974. For information, go to the team’s website at www.amteamsport.com.
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Illini sign up Bosmans-Verdonk
CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois men’s basketball team added another piece to their 2019 recruiting class with Belgian forward Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk.
Bosmans-Verdonk is a 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward from Lommel, Belgium. He averaged 16 points, six assists and six rebounds this past season at KA Pegasus, a secondary school in Ostend, while shooting 50 percent from the field, 38 percent from 3-point range, and 78 percent from the free throw line. He helped lead the Pegasus Bulls, coached by Marteen Caron, to a fourth-place finish at the 2019 International School Sport Federation (ISF) World Schools Championship, held in April in Greece. It marked the first-ever semifinals appearance for a Belgian school in the tournament.
Bosmans-Verdonk gained international experience in 2017 as well, competing for Belgium in the FIBA U16 European Championship. Prior to his decision to come to the United States for college and sign with the Fighting Illini, he also was a member of Kon BC Gistel Oostende in the Belgian Top Division I league.
“Benjamin is a young man who we feel fits our system extremely well,” Illini coach Brad Underwood said. “He is a versatile player with a high IQ and has good size and length at the wing/forward positions. He can handle it, shoots it out to the international line, and he can really pass. Benjamin is an outstanding student as well. He is very excited about the academic reputation we have here at the University of Illinois and being part of a tremendous school in addition to joining our program.”
Bosmans-Verdonk joins center Kofi Cockburn, a consensus top-50 recruit, and forward/center Bernard Kouma, in the Fighting Illini Class of 2019.
Sports Media Camp
DANVILLE — Neuhoff Media will be hosting a sports media camp for kids at Danville Area Community College the week of June 24.
The camp is for boys and girls entering the seventh through 12th grades and will run through 1-4 p.m. each day with extra sessions at Danville Stadium on Wednesday and Thursday night of that week.
The camp is an interactive program with skills focused on writing, play-by-play, PA, public speaking, TV, video, games, trivia and more.
This year students will interview a former Big Ten & NFL player, an audio director for the Olympics, NBA, Major League Baseball and World Cup soccer. The students will talk with the former head of CBS Radio plus learn the tricks of the trade from a nationally known sports writer and more.
The cost of the camp is $65 and there are scholarships available for students of financial need.
Registration is available at dacc.edu, click “DACC Sport Camps”, under the “Business and Community” tab on the home page.
For information, call 443-8807.
Covington soccer league signups
COVINGTON, Ind. — The Covington Youth Soccer League will have sign-ups for the upcoming season through June and July.
There will be signings at the large pavilion in City Park on June 20 from 6-8 p.m. Eastern time; at County Market on June 22 from 10 a.m.-noon; and at the Fourth of July Celebration behind Fulton Pavilion from July 1-3 from 6-8 p.m. on all three nights.
Registration fees which include jersey and socks are $50 for a child, $80 for two children and $105 for three and each additional child is $25 per child. Sample jersey will be provided at sign-ups to ensure correct sizing.
For information and to also sign up for the Wabash College/CYSL soccer camp on Aug. 3, go the the league’s website at www.covingtonyouthsoccerleague.com and also go to the CYSL page on Facebook.