Baseball

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.


Rocket baseball goes 1-2 on spring trip

The Unity High School baseball team was finally able to get some diamond time last weekend in Union City, Tenn. The Rockets played three games in northwest Tennessee, which was just one contest shy of what they had played during the first two-plus weeks of the season.


Fisher signs with Morton College

 Unity High School senior Jon Fisher signed his letter of intent to play baseball for Morton College last Wednesday.
“I chose Morton because it checked all the boxes,” Fisher said. “I loved the young coaches and the direction the program is heading. Academically I feel compatible there.”
Fisher will be majoring in business at Morton.


UJHS falls to Mattoon in regional semis

The Unity Junior High School baseball team won its first 10 games of the 2017 season and received the top seed in the Class 2A regional tournament hosted by Charleston.
Unfortunately, the season took a downward turn over the final weekend of the regular season when the Rockets lost at Maroa-Forsyth, 9-7, on Saturday, Sept. 9, for their first loss of the season.


UJHS baseball, softball both undefeated

As their regular season wind down in the next two weeks, the Unity Junior High School softball and baseball teams are on their way to accomplishing something that may not have been done in the history of the two programs at the school.


No-hitter highlights opening week for UJHS baseball

The Unity Junior High School baseball team got its 2017 under way in grand style, defeating Paxton-Buckley-Loda 2-1 in eight innings and St. Joseph 3-1 last week.
On Monday, Aug. 14, the Rockets hosted the PBL Panthers at Rocket Field. After two scoreless innings, Unity got a leadoff double to start the home half of the third.


A new school year set to begin

You probably wouldn’t notice by looking at a calendar (or a thermometer), but summer is almost over, at least as far as sports are concerned. Summer youth leagues, camps and travel teams have just about wrapped up their schedules, and tryouts and practices for fall sports will begin shortly, or have already started.


Unity Minor Division All-Stars ousted at 9-/10-year-old tourney

The Unity Little League Minor Division All-Star baseball team faced an uphill climb at the


Unity eliminated at 11-/12-year-old district tourney

A young Unity All-Star team found the going difficult at the District No. 2 11-/12-year-old Little League Baseball tournament in Tuscola last week. The Unity squad lost its first two games and was eliminated from the tournament on Saturday after losing to Paris on Friday night, 27-4, in four innings, and dropping a 10-6 decision to the host squad from Tuscola the following morning.


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