GREENVILLE, Ill. -- The baseball team advanced to the championship game of the SLIAC tournament for the fourth straight year with two wins. On Friday, the Panthers defeated Westminster 18-9 in game one, followed by a 4-0 shutout over Spalding to earn a date with Webster on Saturday.
Sam Alender earned the win in the Westminster game with six innings pitched. He gave up three earned runs.
Westminster mounted a late rally, but the Panthers advantage was too much to overcome.
Game two saw a brilliant pitching outing from Jonah Moore, who held the SLIAC's top hitting team to just four hits and a walk, in his first career shutout of nine innings.
Greenville got a run in the second and third innings to take a 2-0 lead. In the seventh, the Panthers scored twice.
Marsh and Bryce Pearce had two hits apiece.
The Panthers (22-19) play Webster on Saturday at 5 p.m.