WGEM Sports At Six: Wednesday (May 22) Post-Season Gets Underway For QND Raiders On The Diamond

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The Quincy Notre Dame Raiders were focused and well-prepared for their clash against the Lions of Lanphier out of Springfield, Illinois.

The “Blue and Gold” were trying to “dictate the pace” against LHS from the start of their Class 3A QND Regional battle.

QND starter Griffin Kirn had a fast start on teh rubber for the Raiders pitching in front of QND’s hometown fans.

The Lions pitching staff were having some major “control issues” on the rubber as wild pitches allowed the Raiders to jump out to a 3-0 lead!

Lanphier trailed 5-0 after 4 inning sof play at Ferd Niemann Jr. Memorial Field on the Quincy Notre Dame campus.

After just 6 innings of action, QND rolls to a 10-0 win on their home turf. The Raiders will return to action on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. (weather permitting).

On the softball post-season dirt, the Lady Raiders of QND fell to defeat 10-2 against Tremont. at teh Class 2A Brimfield Sectional.

QND’s Kassidy Kenning had an RBI single against THS. Freshman Eryn Cornwell chipped in with an RBI double during the 8-run setback.

At Quincy High this afternoon, the Boyer sisters…Samantha and Carson, signed National Letters of Intent WITH John Wood Community College.

The talented Blue Devil seniors signed their NLI’s just after 1:30 pm at the QHS library with family, friends, and teammates looking on.

The twins are now set to take their soccer talents to the pitch at JWCC next season as they join the ranks of the Blazers athletic program.

And finally, just in case you missed it, the Blues are headed to the Stanley Cup Final.

St. Louis faced off against the San Jose Sharks last night in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals on the NHL ice, and exploded for 2 first period goals.

The Blues led 3 to 1 after the second frame came to a close.

In the third period, the Blues defense held San Jose at bay while the St. Louis snipers put 2 more goals on the board in route to a huge 5-1 victory in the Gateway City.

St. Louis takes the best-of-seven series 4-2 over the Sharks.

The Blues are headed to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1970.

St. Louis will face the Bruins in Boston for Game 1 on Monday night.

Tony Cornish Jr.

Tony Cornish Jr.

Tony is the Sports Director for WGEM News.

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