Three Beloit teams State bound / Venom District 2 champions; Cyclones District 1 champions

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BELOIT – Three  baseball teams will be representing Beloit this week during the Pee Wee State tournaments, from Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20, in host Belleville being played in two fields at the south fairgrounds and the Lions Field. Beloit teams including the Venom were the District 2 Champions after their appearance in the Beloit host tournaments ending on Saturday. Waconda placed third in the tournament and will also advance to state.  Beloit Cyclones won the District 1 championship held in Courtland and the Beloit Marauders finished with a third place to extend their season at state.

The Marauders are now 8-8 on the season and will face the District four runner-up team of Hanover in a 7 p.m. pitch tonight (Monday) at the south fairgrounds field. In District play, the Marauders were defeated by the number two seed Beloit Cyclones, 4-2 and placed third with a win over the number one seed Concordia American Legion team 4-1. 

Waconda is now 12-3 and will play the 8:30 p.m. game tonight (Monday) against the runner up District three team of Clyde at the Lions field. In District play, the number two seed Waconda team was defeated by the number three seed Smith Center Chiefs, 8-2. Waconda placed third with a win over the number four seed Smith Center Warriors, 10-0.  

Beloit Venom are now 14-2 on the season and will face the winners of the Hanover/Beloit Marauders contest at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Lions field in Belleville. 

The number one seed Venom team defeated the the number three Smith Center Warriors, 10-3 to advance to the championship win over the number three seed Smith Center Chiefs, 4-0. 

Beloit Cyclones are 11-5 on the season and will face the winners of the Clyde/Waconda game at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, at the fairgrounds field.

The number two seed Cyclones defeated Beloit Marauders, 4-2 to advance into the championship win over the number four seed Concordia Chevy-Buick team, 11-7.  

Beloit was host to the 12-Under District 2 tournaments on Monday through Saturday. The number one seed Venom team defeated the number four seed Smith Center Warriors, 10-3 to advance to the championship game with a win over the number three Smith Center Chiefs, 4-0. 

Against the Smith Center Warriors, leading pitchers was Brodie Schroeder - 3 innings pitched, 1 hit allowed, 2 runs allowed, 5 strikeouts, 6 walks and Brody Widrig 2 innings pitches, 1 hit allowed, 1 run allowed, 2 strikeouts, 2 walks.

Leading hitters for the Venom included: Maddox Waters- 3 hits, 1 double, 3 RBI, 1 run scored; Brody Widrig- 2 hits, 1 home run, 3 RBI, 1 run scored; Parker Isbell- 2 hits, 1 RBI,   1 run scored; Brodie Schroeder   1 hit, 1  walk, 1 RBI, 2 runs scored.

In the championship game over the Smith Center Chiefs pitching for Venom was Maddox Waters-  5 innings pitched, 4 hits, 3 walks, 1 run, 9 strikeouts. Hitting for Venom was Brody Widrig   2-2, 2 doubles, 1 run scored, 1 RBI; Parker Isbell     2-3, 1 run scored; Maddox Waters, 1-2, 2 runs scored; Demetrius Dunnigan, 1-2, 1 RBI; Grant Ingram, 1-2; Christian Mears, 1-2.

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