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Mount Pulaski baseball advances to the state tournament for the first time in school history

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Game action from Mt. Pulaski win over St. Teresa

NORMAL — The Mount Pulaski baseball team advanced to state for the first time in school history on Monday with an 11-1, five-inning win against Annawan-Wethersfield at the Class 1A Normal Super-sectional.

Mount Pulaski (21-1) was led by Drew Martin with 10 strikeouts on the mound and a 2-for-2 performance at the plate. Also for the Toppers, Jackson Fricke was 3-for-3 for 2 RBIs, Landon Smith drove in two and Grant Davis drove in three.

Mount Pulaski will play Farina South Central in the Class 1A state semifinals at 1 p.m. Thursday in the same place as the Toppers' super-sectional win — Illinois State University.

Mount Pulaski won its second sectional title in school history with a 6-4 win against Milford on Friday. The previous sectional title came in 2004.


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