Webber Township Wins First Baseball Sectional Championship

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By WSIL Sports

COBDEN -- Webber Township junior Mark Knepler picked a good time to hit his first homerun, as he says, "ever."

Knepler's second inning grand slam got the Trojans off to a 4-0 start, and they never looked back, beating Shawnee 8-4 to capture the Cobden 1A Sectional Championship.  It's the school's first baseball sectional title.

Senior Jordan Wheeler, who has battled shoulder problems most of the year, took a shutout into the seventh for the Trojans.

Shawnee scored four in the top of the seventh, but could never get the tying run to the plate.

With the win, Webber Township advances to Monday's 1A Supersectional at Rent One Park against Windsor/Stew-Stras.  That game will be at 4:30.

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