The Timothy Christian High School baseball team not only became the first team in program history to play in the State Finals, but finished second in Class 2A and returned to Elmhurst with the state runner-up trophy.
Under the direction of head coach Brian Whartnaby, the Trojans headed to State at Illinois State University with a 21-9 final record, the product of a spectacular 12-2 late-season run that included a 6-1 mark in the Class 2A playoffs. Timothy defeated the top ranked team in the state, Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin (who had an impressive 33-1 record), 7-6 in the Class 2A State Semifinals. The Trojans scored four runs in the top of the seventh and in the bottom of the seventh, pitcher Donald Tober retired Sacred Heart's 3-4-5 hitters in order to secure the win. The Trojans then lost to Freeburg in the State Championship. It was a spectacular season — one that will go down in history.
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