Things didn't go quite according to plans at the Babe Ruth 14-Year-Old State Baseball Tournament during the weekend at Evergreen Hollow Park.

The championship game was scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. with a game following if necessary. But Friday night's games started late due to rain and games got shifted back. The championship game took place Sunday with Homewood coming out of the loser's bracket to defeat Mattoon 6-3.

That meant a second game was scheduled but that contest was pushed back to today at 2 p.m. due to the schedule each day having a game pushed back.

In Friday night action, Lansing blasted Vermilion County 16-1 as the game ended in the fifth due to the 10-run rule.

The Midwest All-Stars (Monmouth) then edged Western Conference 4-3 behind at 10-hit attack.

Homewood blanked Crawford County 5-0 as Aaron Hauge pitched a no-hitter.

Effingham then suffered its first loss by dropping an 8-1 decision to Mattoon. Mattoon stepped out to a 3-0 first inning lead before Effingham scored a run in the second. Mattoon then had another three-run inning in the fifth and tallied two more in the seventh.

Matt Hecht led Effingham with three singles. Andy Rincker drove in the lone run with a single.

Effingham came right back in the next game to knock out Lansing with a 10-0 victory in five innings.

Effingham had a three-run second and a five-run fourth. Jaden Widdersheim picked up the pitching win on a three-hitter.

Luke Bushur had three singles and an RBI while Widdersheim had a single, double and an RBI. Steven Thomas had a single, double and two RBIs while Blake Kuhl had a double and an RBI.

The final game featuring Crawford County and Monmouth was suspended by rain and played Saturday.

In that contest Saturday, Crawford County finished out winning by the 10-run rule, 11-1 in five innings. Crawford County led 3-1 in a close contest then had an eight-run fifth.

Effingham suffered its second loss to exit the tournament. Effingham fell to Crawford County 10-2. Effingham led 2-0 until the bottom of the second when Crawford County tallied nine runs.

Effingham had four hits in the game but committed six errors. Cody McCollum, Brad Reedy, Thomas and Will Rincker had a single each.

In the final game of the evening, Mattoon defeated Homewood 7-4 dropping Homewood into the loser's bracket.

On Sunday, Homewood came back with a 5-3 victory over Crawford County to reach the championship game.

In the title contest, Homewood stepped out to a 2-0 first inning lead then tallied two more in the second, one in the fourth and one in the seventh for a 6-3 win over Mattoon.

That pushed the championship into a second contest which is scheduled for today.

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