The Aquin Bulldogs carried the torch for the NUIC into the 1-A Super-Sectional baseball round, facing Somonauk on Memorial Day in Lisle. The Bobcats bested the Bulldogs at Benedictine University, 6-2.
After falling behind 1-0, Cooper Arndt and Jonah Diemer brought two Bulldogs runs to the plate in the 2nd inning for a 2-1 Aquin lead. Somonauk shut down their opposing offense for the rest of the postseason matchup, and scored five unanswered runs in the process, to wrap up a berth at the 1-A state semifinals in Peoria.
These same two teams met in last year's Super-Sectional, with Somonauk winning that 2016 game, 3-2. Aquin is set to bring back a loaded group of rising juniors and seniors, ready to defend a 1-A sectional title won at Lena-Winslow this past weekend against conference rival Forreston.