Baseball

Unity 11/12s advance in district tournament

At the Unity All-Stars’ game vs. Urbana on July 7 at the District 2 11/12-year old baseball tournament at Bottenfield School in Champaign, Unity’s Nolan Remole pitched four innings, and gave up no runs on two hits, with four strikeouts and two walks.  Unity won 5-3 over Urbana, their second victory of the tournament.


Unity 9/10 All-Stars end tourney run

The Unity Little League 9/10-year old All-Star baseball team saw its tournament trail come to an end last week at the district tourney in Tuscola. Monday evening, July 9, Unity dropped a winner’s bracket contest to Champaign East, considered by many to be the best team in the tournament, by a score of 4-2.


Unity All-Stars to begin tourney play July 5 and 6

The Unity Little League All-Stars will enter postseason play on Thursday, July 5, and Friday, July 6, with district tournaments getting under way in Tuscola and Champaign.

The 9-/10-year-old All-Stars will go to Tuscola for their district tournament and will play their first game at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 6, against the Champaign West All-Stars. 


Rocket baseball lands three on All-Area team

Three members of the 2018 Unity High School baseball team have been named to the News-Gazette’s All-Area Team for the season which concluded recently.


Unity baseball looks toward the future

The Unity High School baseball team struggled to get on the field during the early weeks of the 2018 season, and many times fought to get off the field, defensively, as the season went on.


Unity’s baseball season ends in regional semi-finals

The Unity Rockets baseball team ended its regular season by breaking an eight-game losing streak, defeating Villa Grove/Heritage, 11-5 on May 12. Two days later, on May 14, theRockets had to return to Don Stampini Field in Broadlands for a return match, this time in thefirst round of the Class 2A St. Joseph Regional Tournament.


Rockets snap skid heading into postseason

osed out its 2018 regular season with a flourish, scoring seven runs in the top of the seventh inning Saturday to defeat Villa Grove/Heritage, 11-5, at Broadlands in a non-conference baseball game. The victory snapped an eight-game losing streak and gave the Rockets some confidence and momentum going into the Class 2A St. Joseph Regional Tournament.


Rockets come from behind to edge Bombers

The Unity Rockets baseball team turned a potentially busy week into a productive one last Friday, scoring six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat Argenta-Oreana 7-2 in a non-conference game at Rocket Field. 


Rockets drop two in Illini Prairie action

The Unity Rockets baseball team was able to get on the field for two games on back-to-back days last week, but the results were the same, as Unity lost a pair of Illini Prairie Conference games. Thursday afternoon, the Rockets went to Fairbury for a contest against the Prairie Central Hawks, and returned on the short end of a 10-0, five-inning decision.


Unity team battles weather, opponents

Stop me if you’ve heard this before.
I’m pretty sure you have, but the weather is making mincemeat out of the schedules for the high school baseball and softball teams, and the Unity Rockets are no exception. Of the 10 games scheduled from the opening day of the season through the middle of this week, the Rockets have played just four games so far.


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