Scott Redman, left, and Ray Bailey
Baseball: Ray Bailey of Metro East Bears
Bailey continues to boost the first-year Metro East Bears in American Senior Legion District 22 baseball play.
The one-time Alton High standout, now playing at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, is doing it with his bat and his arm.
Bailey pitched a two-hitter over six innings in a recent 5-0 victory over Highland at Glik Park. He figures prominently in the Bears’ rotation. At the plate, he doubled and scored the game’s lone run in a 1-0 victory over Collinsville. Then he stroked an RBI double in a 4-1 victory against Smithton.
“He does well on the mound and he hits the ball hard,” Metro East Bears’ manager Ken Schaake said. “He has had some big hits for us in a couple of our league games."
Golf: Scott Redman of Godfrey
It was Redman outlasting three other players to finish first recently in the 10th annual Godfrey Open at the Rolling Hills Course.
Redman shot a 2-over-par 143 for the 36-hole event and that included a 70 the final day. However, he needed to go five extra holes for the playoff victory in defeating defending champion Kyle Hogan of East Alton.A Godfrey resident, Redman secured his first Godfrey Open championship and that proved meaningful to him because he lives and works in the River Bend.
An Alton High graduate, Redman played prep golf for the Redbirds and also was on the Lewis and Clark Community College Golf team. He participates in plenty of area tournaments, including the annual Gold Medal competition, which serves as the Alton city championship.