Blue Ridge Baseball Upsets Fieldcrest; Will Play Heyworth Thursday

WENONA, Ill -- This time, the young, No. 13-seeded Blue Ridge's baseball team came through in the clutch.

With the game tied 2-2 heading into the sixth inning, the Knights scored two runs. That proved to be the difference, as they upset No. 4-seeded Fieldcrest 4-3 in the Heart of Illinois Conference Tournament.

Connor Builta was the winning pitcher, as he struck out six batters. Jack Plunk went 2-for-3 at the plate and scored two runs to lead the Knights' offense.

Blue Ridge takes its 8-15 overall record into a Thursday matchup against No. 12 Heyworth, who pulled off an upset of their own. The Hornets beat No. 5 Fisher 14-2 in six innings.

The Knights will play against Heyworth in LeRoy at 6:30 p.m.

At Gibson City

Ryan Roos won the 400-meter dash at Blue Ridge's track meet in Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School.

He was also a part of the Knights' 400-meter relay team, which took second place. J.J. Malone, Trent Butler and Brett Roos also were part of that team.

Malone took third place in the 800-meter dash. He also took part in Blue Ridge's 1,600-meter relay, which also finished in third place; Butler, Josh McQuaid and Ryan Roos were also in that relay.

Blue Ridge also took third place in the 800-meter relay. Wes Thompson, Dylan Weidner, Jon Berger and Josh McQuaid were in that relay.

The Knights' boys and girls track teams will compete at the Ridgeview Invitational today, starting at 3:45 p.m.

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