Baseball Wins State Championship

Congratulations to the EHS baseball team on defending its state title on Saturday night by defeating Brother Rice, 6-4, to earn the program’s fifth state championship.

Edwardsville (33-9), which ended the season on a 10-game win streak, became the second Class 4A team to win back-to-back state championships.

The Tigers broke a 4-4 tie in the sixth inning on a two-out RBI base hit by Cole Funkhouser and added an insurance run in the seventh.

It was also the third title under head coach Tim Funkhouser, who also picked up his 803rd career win with the title.