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July 22, 2019

6/13/2019 10:39:00 AM
RHS has 11 make All-Little Illini teams
JOSH BROWN
Sports Editor

Nearly a dozen Robinson High School athletes were recognized for their achievements on the diamond this past season by being among players tabbed to the All-Little Illini Conference baseball and softball teams.

Robinson had seven players make the All-LIC baseball teams, including three on the First Team.

Among the 17 players named to the First Team were RHS juniors Brayden Childress, Kade Lassen and Landon Roy.

Childress batted .410 (34-83) this season, including a team-high four home runs, seven doubles, 29 runs scored and 20 runs batted in.

On the mound, Childress posted a 7-1 record with one save in 11 games with a 3.96 ERA. He also walked 23 and struck out 62 in 38.2 innings pitched.

Lassen posted a team-leading .427 batting average (38-39) with three home runs, nine doubles, two triples, 35 runs scored and 26 runs batted in.

He also pitched in three games, posting a 0.00 ERA with eight strikeouts and no walks in two and two-thirds innings of work.

Roy finished the year with a .326 average (28-86), including two home runs, four doubles, one triple, 26 runs scored and 21 runs batted in.

On the mound, Roy went 1-1 with two saves and a 1.72 ERA in eight appearances, walking seven batters and striking out 21 in 15.2 innings of work.

Robinson also placed three players - seniors Levi Hodge, Logan Sexton and Cade Slaughter - on the Second Team.

Hodge recorded a .358 batting average (29-81), including one home run, eight doubles, one triple, 25 runs scored and 22 runs batted in, while totaling a 3-2 record with a 2.25 ERA in 10 appearances on the mound. He threw 40 innings and walked 17 batters while striking out 27.

Sexton hit .373 this season (31-83), including three home runs, five doubles, 18 runs batted in and 13 runs scored.

As for Slaughter, he batted .250 (19-76) with three home runs, three doubles, 21 runs batted in and 11 runs scored, while on the mound he went 6-2 with a 4.95 ERA in 12 appearances. He tossed a team-leading 43.2 innings and walked 27 batters and struck out 49.

In addition, RHS junior Tyler Weber was one of nine players named to the Honorable Mention list.

Weber ended the year with a .236 batting average (17-72), including four doubles, one triple, 12 runs scored and 11 runs batted in.

Meanwhile, four softball players receive All-LIC accolades.

Named to the First Team for RHS were senior Jaedyn Johnson and junior Hailey Dean.

Johnson batted .386 for the Lady Maroons this season, including three home runs, 10 doubles, 23 runs scored and 14 runs batted in, while Dean totaled a .380 average with two home runs, two doubles, 14 runs batted in and five runs scored.

Tabbed to the Second Team for RHS was freshman Livia Smith.

Smith finished the year with a .358 batting average, including four home runs, six doubles, 19 runs scored and 14 runs batted in.

Robinson had one Honorable Mention selection in sophomore Kyrsten White.

White finished the year with a 4-3 record overall, but posted a 2.23 ERA in conference play.



2019 All-Little Illini Conference Baseball Team

First Team

Name School

Brayden Childress Robinson

Kade Lassen Robinson

Landon Roy Robinson

Ashton Rodgers Casey-Westfield

Gage Krutsinger Flora

Nick Schafer Flora

Ethan Kelly Lawrenceville

Jacob Titus Marshall

Gage Spires Marshall

Connor Bierman Newton

Brock Minor Paris

Jude Sullivan Paris

Reid Doll Olney

Zach Duenas Olney

Kaleb Foster Olney

Isaac Pampe Olney

Trevor Zuber Olney



Second Team

Name School

Levi Hodge Robinson

Logan Sexton Robinson

Cade Slaughter Robinson

Keegan Meek Lawrenceville

Blaine Dickey Flora

Chase Galloway Newton

Caleb Gates Paris

Braden Adams Olney

Gavin Dorn Olney



Honorable Mention

Name School

Tyler Weber Robinson

A.J. Stepina Casey-Westfield

Grant Johnson Flora

Connor O'Dell Lawrenceville

Braden Vondohlen Marshall

Kyle Schafer Flora

Mason Hutchings Paris

Landen Ray Red Hill

Jace Greenwood Olney



2019 All-Little Illini Conference Softball Team

First Team

Name School

Hailey Dean Robinson

Jaedyn Johnson Robinson

Jayley Akers Lawrenceville

Laney Gowin Casey-Westfield

Emma Mason Casey-Westfield

Claire Maulding Casey-Westfield

Kennedy Repp Casey-Westfield

Kyrsten Darrough Flora

Gracey Himelick Flora

Macy Clark Marshall

Kelsi Geltz Newton

Josie Grunloh Newton

Kenzi Smith Newton

Kaitlyn Matthews Paris

Kaley Moore Paris

Aubrey Sanders Paris

Carlei Sapp Paris

Allie Johnson Red Hill



Second Team

Name School

Livia Smith Robinson

Eva Richardson Casey-Westfield

Cari Wilson Flora

Abby Gartner Lawrenceville

Payton Kinder Newton

Alison Russell Newton

Kelsie Dosch Paris

Cat Bowersock Red Hill

Grace Hahn Red Hill



Honorable Mention

Name School

Kyrsten White Robinson

Katelyn Higginbotham Lawrenceville

Carly Zachary Casey-Westfield

Jaryn Allen Flora

Autumn Kelly Marshall

Josie Meinhart Newton

Katrina Strow Paris

Sydni Harper Red Hill

Aubrey Page Olney





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