Prep Softball

First-inning run only offense Griggsville-Perry can muster

CARROLLTON, Ill. -- Jordan Brite's double in the first inning brought home the only run scored by the Griggsville-Perry softball team in a 5-1 loss to North Greene in the Class 1A Carrollton Regional championship game on Monday. Brianna Brown led off the f

Nall tosses no-hitter, Central wins regional
Prep Softball

Nall tosses no-hitter, Central wins regional

MENDON, Ill. -- The Central softball team made good use of its opportunities Saturday. Among the five runs the Panthers scored, they scored on a passed ball, an error, a bases-loaded walk and a steal of home. It was enough for Central to win the Class 1A r

Prep Softball

Big fifth inning delivers Hornets regional title

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- The Brown County softball team turned a one-run deficit into a three-run lead by scoring four times in the bottom of the fifth inning on the way to a 4-2 victory over Jacksonville Routt in the Class 1A Jacksonville Routt Regional titl

Illini West seizes momentum in fourth inning to win regional
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Illini West seizes momentum in fourth inning to win regional

HAMILTON, Ill. -- The West Hancock softball team had a chance to get back in the game in top of the fourth but missed. The Illini West softball team had a chance to put the game away in the bottom of the fourth, and it didn't miss. The Titans left the base

Dirty Dozen: Fielding woes cost QND in regional semifinal
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Dirty Dozen: Fielding woes cost QND in regional semifinal

HAMILTON, Ill. -- The West Hancock softball team lost 16-1 three weeks ago to Quincy Notre Dame, but it turned the tables on the Raiders on Wednesday. The Titans took advantage of 12 errors and posted a 14-4 victory in the semifinals of the Class 2A Warsaw

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One strike from victory, Payson Seymour loses in eight innings

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- The Payson Seymour softball team had a four-run lead and was one strike away from playing for the regional championship, but Jacksonville Routt scored four times in the seventh and once in the eighth to win 5-4 in a Class 1A Jacksonv

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Western limited to five hits in regional semifinal loss

GREENFIELD, Ill. -- The Western softball team was limited to five hits in a 3-1 loss to Winchester West Central in a Class 1A Greenfield Regional semifinal on Wednesday night. An error and a walk by the Wildcats gave Winchester a 2-0 lead in the first inn

Prep Softball

Hodge retires 19 straight batters in regional semifinal

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- Alissa Hodge pitched a no-hitter and struck out 10 batters Tuesday to lead the Brown County softball team to a 2-0 victory over Springfield Calvary in the Class 1A Jacksonville Routt Regional semifinal. Brown County (19-10) scored twi

Prep Softball

Wear's two homers send Central to regional final

MENDON, Ill. -- Mady Wear hit two home runs to lead the Central softball team to a 6-0 victory over Southeastern in the Class 1A Unity Regional semifinals Tuesday afternoon. After fouling off four straight pitches, Wear hit a 1-2 pitch over the right field

Prep Softball

Four unearned runs help Unity reach regional final

MENDON, Ill. -- All of the Unity softball team's runs were unearned during a 4-1 victory over Liberty in a semifinal at the Class 1A Unity Regional on Tuesday night. The Mustangs (10-11) advance to the regional championship game for the third straight year