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Area roundup: Hornets hang on to earn road victory

Posted: Apr. 23, 2014 2:07 am Updated: May. 14, 2014 3:14 am

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF

With a runner on third base and the tying run at the plate in the bottom of the seventh, Brown County pitcher Becca Wegs got Triopia's Kelly Odanielle to fly out to left field to finish to finsh off a 9-7 victory Tuesday in Concord, Ill.

The Hornets led 9-6 heading into the seventh. However, Triopia opened the inning with Hancock reaching on an error. After a strikeout, a single and a groundout plated a run before Wegs dug in and finished off the Trojans.

Wegs allowed three earned runs, nine hits and no walks while striking out seven.

Brown County built a 5-0 lead going into the bottom of the third with Emily Burgett delivering a two-run single. Kaytlyn Brierton had a two-run homer in the fifth to extend the lead to 7-2.

In the sixth, an RBI triple by Megan Winston and a fielder's choice led to two more runs that gave Brown County a 9-4 cushion.

Winston, Emily Kitchell, Kelly Buss and Leah Rohrer had two hits apiece for the Hornets.

Central 19, Bushnell-Prairie City 0: The Lady Panthers took advantage of seven walks and seven errors to cruise to a non-conference victory at home.

Leading 4-0 after two innings, Central plated 13 runs in the third inning.

Central's Brianna Hildebrand went 2 for 3 with two doubles, while Gracie Fundel went 2 for 3 with three RBIs, Savana Mixer went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Alaina Vance was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Brey Genenbacher struck out four, walked two and allowed no hits in three innings for the Lady Panthers (13-3), while Abigail Janssen allowed one hit and struck out three in two innings of relief.

Unity 8, Illini West 7: Jordan Hildebrand's three-run triple tied the game at 7 and Olivia Voss' single scored the go-ahead run as the Mustangs rallied with six runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Illini West took a 6-2 lead by scoring three runs in the top of the fifth when McKenzie Hall doubled in a run and two more scored on a groundout and an error.

Kelsey Simmons started the Unity rally with a single, then stole second. Emily Kendrick reached on an error and Ali Koehler walked to load the bases. Jordan Howell and Maggie Bowles singled in runs before Hildebrand's big hit.

Hildebrand hit a solo home run in the sixth.

BOYS GOLF

Moberly Invitational: Hannibal won another title, shooting a 318 at Heritage Hills Golf Course.

Alec Abel shot a 4-over 76 to finish in a three-way tie for first. He lost in a playoff and officially finished third.

Jack Richards shot an 80 to finish fourth, while Jack Baumann and Scott Cockrell shot 81s to finish in the top 10.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Truman State 6-5, Quincy 2-2: Alana Viken and the Lady Hawks continue their pursuit of single-season home run records, although it didn't help Quincy avoid getting swept in a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader in Kirksville, Mo.

Viken hit her 13th home run of the season -- a solo shot in the fifth inning of the first game -- to end Truman State's shutout bid. The Bulldogs led 5-0 at the time, highlighted by Cate Simon's first-inning, two-run homer, and tacked on another run in the bottom of the fifth.

In the sixth, QU (20-28, 12-20 GLVC) added a run as Emma Topps doubled, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on an illegal pitch. However, the Lady Hawks were retired in order in the seventh.

Truman State sophomore Kindra Henze, a Palmyra product, avoided damage in the nightcap, allowing QU 11 hits but forcing the Lady Hawks to strand 11 runners. Henze, the GLVC's leader in ERA, didn't allow a run until Rachel Scrum hit a solo home run in the sixth.

It was QU's 51st home run this season, six shy of tying the single-season record. Scrum added an RBI single in the seventh,

Quincy starter Murphi Armstrong suffered the loss, allowing five runs on nine hits in six innings. She walked three and struck out three.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Missouri Baptist 13-7, Culver-Stockton 4-3: The Wildcats' solid start against the sixth-ranked Spartans didn't last.

C-SC scored three runs in the top of the first inning of Game 1 but scored only one run during the next 12 innings.

The Wildcats had three straight run-scoring hits with two outs in the first -- Cody Jacobson's single, Gene Nanney's double and Nay Seldomridge's single.

Missouri Baptist put together five-run innings in the third and fourth and never looked back.

In Game 2, the Wildcats fell behind 6-0 after two innings and didn't score until putting together a three-run seventh.

C-SC (22-22) had only five hits.

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