C-SC's Bastian resigns to take job with D-II program
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C-SC's Bastian resigns to take job with D-II program

CANTON, Mo. -- Less than a month before student-athletes begin reporting to campus for fall workouts, Culver-Stockton College is searching for a new softball coach. Jordan Bastian, who led the Wildcats to a 31-victory season last spring and engineered...

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2019 All-area softball first-team capsules

Carli Scifres, Highland Catcher º Senior The Class 2 first-team all-state backstop was the Cougars' backbone defensively. She committed just two errors in 202 chances, while throwing out 7 of 16 would-be base stealers. Offensively, Scifres set the Highlan

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2019 All-area softball first team, second team, honorable mention

First team Carli Scifres, C, Sr., Highland Sidney Miller, 1B, Sr., Knox County Lauren Youngblood, 2B, Jr., Monroe City Riley Epperson, SS/C, Sr., Payson Seymour Tadym Mason, SS, Sr., Knox County Daytona Dooley, SS/OF, Sr., Illini West Ali Bliss, OF, Sr.,

Coach of the Year: Shifting gears leads Eagles' Short to 'dream come true'
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Coach of the Year: Shifting gears leads Eagles' Short to 'dream come true'

EDINA, Mo. -- The nights grew long. Zach Short's move to Knox County and the start of his teaching career coincided with finishing his work on a master's degree in education. An assistant boys basketball coach at the time, Short traveled with the Eagles...

Player of the Year: Illini West standout Dooley develops into imposing offensive threat
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Player of the Year: Illini West standout Dooley develops into imposing offensive threat

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Her eyes twinkle just a little more. Her smile widens just a little more. Her nervous energy makes her body bounce just a little more. Get Daytona Dooley talking about softball and the passion can't be contained. "She loves the game...

C-SC's Johnson earns All-American plaudits
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C-SC's Johnson earns All-American plaudits

CANTON, Mo. -- Culver-Stockton College senior softball standout Avery Johnson continues to add one honor after another. Just days after being named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association all-region second team, Johnson was named an NAIA...

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Indians run into buzzsaw in sectional semifinals

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- The Calhoun softball team's pitching has been consistently dominant in the postseason in recent years. Sydney Baalman is simply the latest to mow teams down. Baalman threw a five-hit shutout while striking out 16 in a 7-0 victory...

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Turks snuff out Raiders' rally, win sectional semifinal

BRIMFIELD, Ill. -- The situation was ripe for a rally. The Quincy Notre Dame softball team just couldn't get the hit needed to sustain it. Trailing Tremont by three runs in the top of the fourth inning Wednesday in the Class 2A Brimfield Sectional...