Saturday morning, the Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center Tigers and Bishop McNamara Fighting Irish baseball teams will take to their respective fields attempting to capture Sectional Championships and punch a ticket to the State Final round next weekend.
For the Tigers (8-8), they will head to Coal City to take on Ottawa Shepherd (12-2) with an 11 a.m. scheduled first-pitch.
BUGC handed host Manteno a 10-3 loss in the Manteno Regional Championship game last Monday, while Shepherd topped host Coal City, 10-7 in their regional final.
Bishop Mac (13-2) will face Morris Saratoga (12-3) in their Sectional Championship also with an 11 a.m. start at the Morris Saratoga field.
The Irish won their Regional Championship, 7-6 over Clifton-Nash in dramatic fashion thanks to a 2-run final inning rally. They will face a tough Morris Saratoga squad who easily disposed of Serena, 11-1 in their Regional Championship game.
The State Final Round will be held at Eastside Center in Peoria beginning with First Round games on Friday, September 28, and Semi-Final rounds and the Finals being played on Saturday, September 29.