Prep Softball

Liberty's rally falls short

RUSHVILLE, Ill. -- Despite a seventh-inning rally, the Liberty softball team suffered a 6-4 loss to Rushville-Industry Wednesday. The Eagles entered the frame trailing 6-1, but tacked on three runs to trim the deficit to 6-4. Liberty stranded the tying run

College Softball

HLGU splits conference doubleheader with Park

PARKVILLE, Mo. -- The Hannibal-LaGrange softball team split its American Midwest Conference doubleheader with Park University on Tuesday afternoon, winning the first game 3-2 and losing 2-1 in nine innings in the second game. In game one, HLGU (10-12, 3-3

Prep Softball

Griggsville-Perry gives up two in sixth in one-run loss

GREENFIELD, Ill. -- Jordan Brite's strong pitching wasn't enough Tuesday for the Griggsville-Perry softball team in a 3-2 loss to Greenfield. The Tornadoes scored two runs on an error and a single to take a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth, but the Tigers

Merryman had four hits, four RBIs for Pittsfield
Prep Softball

Merryman had four hits, four RBIs for Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Kennedy Merryman had four hits, 4 RBIs and a walk Tuesday to lead the Pittsfield softball team past Southeastern 14-8. The Suns scored seven runs, all with two outs, in the fourth inning to take a 7-4 lead. Avery Waner had a two-run sin

College Softball

Markert has five RBIs in Brown County rout

PLEASANT HILL, Ill. -- Mariah Markert had five RBIs Tuesday for the Brown County softball team in a 19-1 victory over Pleasant Hill. Brown County (3-0) took command with six runs in the first inning. The inning was highlighted by a home run by Markert, st

Prep Softball

Beardstown errors help West Hancock win with four in seventh

HAMILTON, Ill. -- West Hancock scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Beardstown 4-3 Tuesday. Brianna Dean led off the bottom of the seventh with a double, Anna Walker walked and Erynn Gerhardt reached on an error to load the bases. Dean an

Prep Softball

Five-run first puts Unity in command

MENDON, Ill. -- The Unity softball team used a five-run first inning en route to an 11-1 mercy-rule victory over Payson Seymour Tuesday. After the Indians took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, the Mustangs wasted little time responding, using RBI singles fr

Prep Softball

Unity limited to three hits in road loss

BEARDSTOWN, Ill. -- Unity pitcher Jordan Hildebrand allowed just one hit, but the Mustangs lost 3-2 to Beardstown in softball action Monday night. All three of Beardstown's runs came in the bottom of the first inning as Hildebrand walked four batters and t

Prep Softball

Brite strikes out 13, tosses three-hitter for Griggsville-Perry

GRIGGSVILLE, Ill. -- Jordan Brite struck out 13 batters and allowed just three hits as the Griggsville-Perry softball team defeated Western 4-2 on Monday. Devin Battefeld hit a solo home run in bottom of the third inning, then Brite helped herself three ba

Prep Softball

Payson Seymour rally in seventh not enough to catch Liberty

PAYSON, Ill. -- The Liberty softball team scored five runs in the fourth inning, then held off a furious Payson Seymour rally in the seventh to win 8-7 on Monday. Liberty was trailing 2-1 when it scored five runs in the top of the fourth, highlighted by Av