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The daily pitch with Sports Editor Matt Daniels: June 5, 2024

Jun. 5—➜ . Former Illini will also join the field next week in Pinehurst, N.C., after he tied for second in qualifying at Duke University Golf Club in Durham, N.C., on Monday.

➜ . The 31-year-old from Belgium is currently 23rd in the FedEx Cup standings and has made $2.8 million in 14 events this year.

➜ when play starts Friday in Madison, Wis.

Area high school baseball teams who have won sectional titles since the IHSA implemented a four-class system in 2008. Mahomet-Seymour became the latest when the Bulldogs won a Class 3A sectional championship on Monday. St. Joseph-Ogden and Salt Fork lead the way with five sectional titles apiece.

➜ . in the decathlon (all day), in the pole vault (5 p.m.), in the 400-meter hurdles and in the shot put (6:40 p.m.) are set to compete on Wednesday for the Illini out at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

➜ . Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday for this year's event that begins at 7 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Oak Street and St. Mary's Road in Champaign.

➜ . After Wednesday night's series finale at Wrigley Field, the White Sox host the Red Sox on Thursday night to begin a four-game series and the Cubs head to Cincinnati for a four-game series with the Reds.

➜ the Illinois women's basketball team.

➜ my high school badminton coach Anthony Calderon, Shauna Green and Pat Summitt.

➜ people not doing their jobs.