Similar goals, similar results for Blue Devils, Lady Raiders
Prep Softball

Similar goals, similar results for Blue Devils, Lady Raiders

QUINCY -- As their teams played games against Jacksonville and Rochester on Saturday at the Backyard, Quincy Notre Dame softball coach Eric Orne and Quincy High School coach Darrell Henze had similar goals. They both wanted to see their teams get better ag

Prep Softball

Illini West splits games at Pleasant Plains

PLEASANT PLAINS, Ill. -- The Illini West softball team lost to Tri-City 6-5 and beat Pleasant Plains 11-0 in the Pleasant Plains Invitational on Saturday. Illini West (17-4-1) scored three runs in the first inning with home runs by Lara Pence and Baylee C

Prep Softball

Griggsville-Perry splits two at Beardstown

BEARDSTOWN, Ill. -- The Griggsville-Perry softball team split a pair of games on Saturday, losing 5-4 to Beardstown but winning 8-6 over Western in 12 innings. Beardstown used a big sixth inning to defeat the Tornadoes. Beardstown trailed 3-1 in the bottom

College Softball

Offense comes alive in second game for JWCC

QUINCY -- The John Wood Community College softball team's offense came alive in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader, losing the first game 4-2 to Danville but winning the second 6-0. John Wood scored its only two runs in the third inning to take a

College Softball

Trojans score in just one inning in doubleheader sweep

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal-LaGrange University softball team was swept 3-0, 5-3 by Williams Baptist in an American Midwest Conference doubleheader on Saturday. The Trojans were held scoreless until the seventh inning of the second game. Catcher Jenna Du

College Softball

Williams' homer helps C-SC split doubleheader

CANTON, Mo. -- Emily Williams's fifth-inning home run in the second game led the Culver-Stockton College softball team to a split against Peru State in a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday. The Wildcats lost the first game 3-1 an

Fifth-inning blowups cost QHS in conference doubleheader
Prep Softball

Fifth-inning blowups cost QHS in conference doubleheader

MOLINE, Ill. -- The Quincy High School softball team was in it for four innings of both games on Friday with Alleman, trailing by three and one runs, respectively. In the first game, the Pioneers sent 11 batters to the plate in the fifth inning, scoring si

Prep Softball

Nine-run third inning helps Payson Seymour win in rout

PAYSON, Ill. -- The Payson Seymour softball team scored nine runs in the third inning and easily defeated Pleasant Hill 13-1 on Friday. Abi Gregg had two singles, a triple and three runs scored for the Indians. Haley Hickerson had an inside-the-park home r

Prep Softball

Western races to first-inning lead but can't hold on

BARRY, Ill. -- The Jacksonville Routt softball team overcame a 4-1 deficit after the first inning and defeated Western 18-6 on Friday. Tori Weir belted a two-run homer and Khloe Utterback added a two-run double in the first inning for the Wildcats, but Wes

College Softball

C-SC's Creek earns victory in opener, gets three hits in nightcap

ATCHISON, Kan. --The Culver-Stockton College softball team swept a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader from host Benedictine on Friday by scores of 5-2 and 9-1. Culver-Stockton (19-21, 12-17 Heart) scored three runs in the top of the sixth in