Effingham, T-town, Cumberland Set For Firecracker Classic


Published on June 13 2018 9:11 am
Last Updated on June 13 2018 9:39 am
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham Post 120, Teutopolis Post 124 and Cumberland Posts 566-643-764 baseball teams will be competing in the 33rd Annual Firecracker Senior Legion Baseball Classic the end of June and first of July.

Effingham is a member of the Blue Pool along with Bristol, Ind., Danville Blue and Decatur. Members of the Red Pool are  Teutopolis, Mattoon, Charleston Red and Rantoul. Members of the  White Pool are Danville Gold, Highland, Mo-Do and Piatt County. Members of the  Star Pool are Cumberland County, Lincoln, Charleston Blue and Crawfordsville, Ind.

Effingham opens play Friday, July 29 against Decatur at 9 a.m. and will face Bristol, Ind. at 5 p.m. In Saturday's contest, Effingham takes on Danville Blue at 9 a.m.

T-town's games include Rantoul at 11 a.m. Friday, July 29 and Mattoon at 7 p.m. T-town will face Charleston Red at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Cumberland County meets Charleston Blue at 10 a.m. July 29 and Crawfordsville, Ind. at 2 p.m. Cumberland County then meets Lincoln at 9 a.m. July 30.

The event is pool play and the rest of July 30's games will have the first, second, third and fourth place finishers in each pool squaring off to advance to the finals Sunday, July 1.

The games will be played a four locations, Grimes Field, Lake Land College, Eastern Illinois University and Mattoon High School.

Firecracker Classic

Friday, June 29

Game 1 -- Mo-Do vs. Piatt County, 9 a.m. (Grimes)

Game 2 -- Effingham vs. Decatur, 9 a.m. (LLC)

Game 3 -- Cumberland County vs. Charleston Blue, 10 a.m. (EIU)

Game 4 -- Crawfordsville vs. Lincoln, 11 a.m. (Grimes)

Game 5 -- Rantoul vs. Teutopolis, 11 a.m. (LLC)

Game 6 -- Danville Gold vs. Piatt County, noon (EIU)

Game 7 -- Mattoon vs. Charleston Red, 1 p.m. (Grimes)

Game 8 -- Bristol, Ind. vs. Danville Blue, 1 p.m. (LLC)

Game 9 -- Cumberland County vs.Crawfordsville, 2 p.m. (EIU)

Game 10 -- Highland vs. Danville Gold, 3 p.m. (Grimes)

Game 11 -- Lincoln vs. Charleston Blue, 3 p.m. (LLC)

Game 12 -- Rantoul vs. Charleston Red, 4 pm. (MHS)

Game 13 -- Decatur vs. Danville Blue, 4 p.m. (EIU)

Game 14 -- Bristol, Ind. vs. Effingham, 5 p.m. (Grimes)

Game 15 -- Highland vs. Mo-Do, 6 p.m. (MHS)

Game 16 -- Mattoon vs. Teutopolis, 7 p.m. (Grimes)

Saturday, June 30

Game 17 -- Charleston Blue vs. Crawfordsville, 9 a.m. (Grimes)

Game 18 -- Lincoln vs. Cumberland County, 9 a.m. (LLC)

Game 19 -- Decatur vs. Bristol, Ind., 9 a.m. (EIU)

Game 20 -- Effingham vs. Danville Blue, 9 a.m. (MHS)

Game 21 -- Mattoon vs. Rantoul, 11 a.m. (Grimes)

Game 22 -- Danville Gold vs. Mo-Do, 11 a.m. (LLC)

Game 23 -- Highland vs. Piatt County, 11 a.m. (EIU)

Game 24 -- Teutopolis vs. Charleston Red, 11 a.m (MHS)

Game 25 -- Star Second Place vs. Blue First Place, 2 p.m. (Grimes)

Game 26 -- Blue Fourth Place vs. Star Fourth Place, 2:30 p.m. (LLC)

Game 27 -- Blue Third Place vs. Star Third Place, 2:30 p.m. (EIU)

Game 28 -- Star First Place vs. Blue Second Place, 4 p.m. (Grimes)

Game 29 -- Red Fourth Place vs. White Fourth Place, 4:30 p.m. (LLC)

Game 30 -- Red Third Place vs. White Third Place, 4:30 p.m. (EIU)

Game 31 -- Red Second Place vs. White First Place, 6 p.m. (Grimes)

Game 32 -- Red First Place vs. White Second Place, 8 p.m. (Grimes)

Sunday, July 1

Games will be determined by Saturday finishes