The third annual Mike Spellman Memorial Stakes will return on Saturday at Arlington Park, the same day when track officials will honor St. Viator's baseball team by naming the fifth race for the Class 3A state champs. Spellman, a popular Daily Herald sports writer, was a standout catcher for St. Viator's baseball team in the early 1980s. He worked for the Daily Herald for 23 years, and his Scorecard column was a favorite among readers. He died at age 51 in 2015.
It was improvisation at its finest. The folks who showed up for the 23rd edition of the Mid-Suburban League Senior All-Star Game were expecting a softball game at Barrington's Fields of Dreams. Instead, due to a shortage of players, they were entertained by a home run derby, designed at the last minute by Barrington coach and All-Star Game director Perry Peterson and his staff.
EAST PEORIA -- With three straight losses here in the IHSA state finals, Barrington's seniors wanted to go out as winners in Saturday's Class 4A third-place softball game. So they took matters into their own hands. Or perhaps into their own bats is a better way to put it. Senior Rachel Krzysko's two-out, 2-run single in the top of the seventh inning dramatically tied the game at 6-6. Then, in the top of the ninth inning, senior Haley Luczak led off with single to left.
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