The daily pitch from Sports Editor Matt Daniels: May 22, 2024

May 22—➜ in its win at the NJCAA Division II World Series in Spartanburg, S.C. Yergler threw six innigns and struck out 12, with Vetter striking out the side in the seventh.

➜ by the time Wednesday ends, with Monticello playing Westville at 7 p.m. and St. Joseph-Ogden playing Maroa-Forsyth at 4:30 p.m. in Decatur.

➜ , powered by Copper Creek Contractors, continues until noon on Thursday at .

Area boys' track and field athletes who have qualified for the IHSA boys' track and field state meet. All told, 33 area schools have athletes who will compete in Charleston later this week.

➜ l. If the weather cooperates in Omaha, Neb., on Wednesday, the top-seeded Illini begins play in the Big Ten tournament at 10 a.m. after its first-round game initially set for Tuesday night was postponed.

➜ . Both Parkland and Danville Area Community College continue second-round play on Wednesday from Twin Hills Golf and Country Club in Joplin, Mo.

➜ The fourth-seeded Maroons and fifth-seeded Chargers are set to meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in a Class 3A regional semifinal game ... in Lincoln. The two rivals split their two-game Big 12 series earlier this season.

➜ the St. Louis Cardinals.

➜ Tony La Russa, Bobby Knight and Tom Landry.

➜ kids not going all out and diving for a ball.