By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Leading 3-0, the Griggsville-Perry softball team started a four-run outburst in the third inning with four consecutive singles that led to an 11-1, six-inning victory over Beardstown on Friday.
Bailey Powers, Lynley Ellis and Lexi Kessinger opened the inning with three straight singles, leading to the first run. Ellis then scored on Macey Sargent's single. A two-out single by Rachel Smith plated another run, and Kenzie Flowers doubled home the final run of the inning.
An RBI groundout by Peyton Bonds and a run-scoring single by Hannah Dewitt ended the game in the sixth.
The Lady Tornadoes pounded out 19 hits as Bonds, Ellis, Sargent and Smith had three hits apiece.
Dewitt allowed one run and seven hits to earn the victory. She struck out three and walked none.
Jacksonville Routt 14, Western 13: The Rockets rallied for five runs in the bottom in the seventh on two Wildcat errors, who ended with 11 in the game.
Western took a 8-1 lead through two innings after batting around in the second and scoring five runs. Carlee Hively drove in the first run with a fielder's choice and Evan Colston followed with a three-run triple. Alexis Bellovich scored the fifth run with a RBI single.
Western added two runs in the third on a single, a walk and three passed balls.
Routt mounted its comeback with five runs in the third on two errors and three hits. Maggie Langston's single three-run single highlighted the inning.
Evan Colston's two-run single in the top of the seventh put the Wildcats up 13-9 before Routt completed the comeback. After two singles, two errors and a passed ball, Maddie Scott delivered the game-winning run with a single with two outs.
Hively led Western by going 2 for 5 four RBIs.
Macomb 7, Unity 6: The Bombers struck for four runs in the top of the seventh to overcome a 5-3 deficit at Mendon, Ill.
Two walks in the seventh for Macomb preceded a double by Georgie Hendrickson and were followed by a pair of errors that tied the game. Justine Lashure's single brought home the go-ahead run.
Unity scored a run in the bottom half, but couldn't get a second run to force extra innings.
Olivia Voss had two hits and two RBIs for Unity (5-7).
Maggie Bowles' RBI triple scored the first run for Unity and she scored on a wild pitch. Voss' run-scoring single extended Unity's lead in the third inning. Unity added two in the fifth on fielder's choices while having two other runners thrown out at the plate.
Unity had five runners thrown out at the plate during the game.