Blue Devils erupt with 15-run sixth inning
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Blue Devils erupt with 15-run sixth inning

LIBERTY, Ill.. -- The first two innings went well for the Quincy High School softball team. The Blue Devils led 7-1 and looked poised to win easily against Liberty. In the middle innings, however, the offense hit a rut. QHS went scoreless in the fourth and

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Western's Ash ties game with homer, wins it with double

BARRY, Ill. -- Lonita Ash hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game, then hit an RBI double in the eighth inning to lead the Western softball team to an 8-7 victory over Quincy Notre Dame on Wednesday. Western (5-1) led 4-3

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Pittsfield gives up dozen runs in first

BEARDSTOWN, Ill.-- The Pittsfield softball team gave up 12 runs in the first inning of a 14-8 loss to Beardstown on Wednesday. Beardstown used nine hits in the first inning to take control of the game. The Saukees (0-7) scored three runs in the third off a

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Four unearned runs prove costly for Knox County

MOBERLY, Mo. -- Nick Edwards and Trent Klocke each had a hit and an RBI, but the Knox County baseball team lost 6-4 to Paris in the first round of the Lewis and Clark Conference Tournament on Wednesday. Julian Hurst and Conner Hayes each scored in the fir

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Illini West allows four hits in doubleheader victory

CARTHAGE, Ill. ннн-- The Illini West softball team allowed just four hits in a 11-0 victory over Quincy Notre Dame and a 10-2 victory over Unity on Tuesday. Lara Pence tossed a two-hit shutout, and Illini West used 12 hits to beat the Raiders. Pence struck

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West Hancock rally in seventh falls short

HAMILTON, Ill. -- The West Hancock softball team gave up the lead in the top of the seventh, then nearly rallied to win the game before losing 7-6 on Tuesday to Macomb. Anna Walker and Dharma Tripp led off for West Hancock in the bottom of the seventh with

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Central can't hang on to early lead

MONMOUTH, Ill. -- Eric Jones' RBI double in the top of the third gave the Central baseball team a 1-0 lead, but Monmouth-Roseville scored the next seven runs in a 7-2 victory on Tuesday night. Kollen Hughes led the Panthers (4-3) with two hits and an RBI

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Batchelor strikes out 15, helps Pleasant Hill win first game

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Braylee Anderson hit a two-run double in the top of the sixth inning to give the Pleasant Hill softball team a three-run advantage in a 4-3 victory over Pittsfield Tuesday. It was the first victory for the Wolves, who started the season

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Hodge pitches one-hit shutout for Hornets

CONCORD, Ill. Ц Alissa Hodge pitched a one-hit shutout and struck out nine as the Brown County softball team defeated Triopia 10-0 on Tuesday. Brown County had four hitters record two hits each -- Hodge, Chloe Alsup, Hailey Alsup and Kylie Moorman. Mariah

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Nall hurls one-hit shutout, Reuschel drives in three for Central

MONMOUTH, Ill. -- Jacey Nall pitched a one-hit shutout and struck out 10 batters as she led the Central softball team to a 15-0 victory over Monmouth-Roseville on Tuesday night. Madison Reuschel had an RBI single in a two-run first inning for the Panther