Panthers' Althoff tosses no-hitter
Lydia Althoff tossed a no-hitter as the Palmyra softball team blasted Moberly 15-0 in four innings Monday night at Flower City Park. Althoff struck out four, hit two batters and had another reach safely on an error. She did not surrender a walk and benefitted from an offense that scored two or more runs in three of the four innings.
Leading 1-0 going to the bottom of the second, the Panthers scored four times, highlighted by a two-out, two-run single by Alaina Loman. After scoring twice in the third, Palmyra piled up eight runs in the fourth with Jansen Juette hitting a three-run homer to center field, Abbey Redd hammering a two-run triple and Lexi Peuster cracking a two-run double.
Loman finished 3 for 4, while Jansen and Peuster had two hits apiece.
Panthers whitewash Coyotes with bats
The Monroe City softball team scored at least four runs in each of the first three innings of a 19-0, five-inning victory over Paris on Monday. The Panthers piled up 16 runs, took advantage of six walks and capitalized on seven errors.
Riley Quinn led Monroe City by going 4 for 5 with two doubles, three runs scored and three RBIs, while Carly Youngblood went 3 for 5 with four runs scored. Montana Masterson allowed two hits, struck out eight and walked one to earn the victory.
Cougars explode for early runs
The Highland softball team scored seven runs in the first inning and cruised to a 10-0, five-nning victory over Louisiana on Monday. The Cougars had just seven hits, but took advantage of seven walks.
In the first inning, the Cougars loaded the bases with one out thanks to two walks and a hit batter. A groundout plated the first run, and the six that followed were driven in by three singles and three walks. Highland also scored on a wild pitch and a steal of home to extend the advantage.
Gwyn Murphy earned the victory, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out seven. Emma Harshberger went 2 for 3 with two RBIs for Highland.
Four-run first too much for Pirates
The Hannibal softball team fell into an early four-run hole in the first inning against Bowling Green on Monday and never recovered on the way to a 7-4 loss. Insurance runs in the second and third inning by the Bobcats made sure the Pirates were down too far to come back.
Hannibal gave it a good run though. The Pirates scratched across a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth on a two-RBI double by Alyssa Hart to make a 6-2 deficit. Bowling Green gifted Hannibal a run in the sixth after Lauren Bramblett was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, then an RBI single from Adrya Nichelson made a 6-4 lead. That was as close as Hannibal would get, as the Bobcats added another run in the seventh to put the game out of reach.
Nichelson finished 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run, while Kylie McAfee was 2 for 3 and Sydney Hart and Alyssa Hart both finished 2 for 4. McAfee took the loss, allowing 13 hits and six earned runs while striking out one in a complete game. Tanner Turner allowed 12 hits and struck out three for Bowling Green.
Novosel goes low for QHS
Laci Novosel shot a 3-under 32 on the third nine at Westview Golf Course on Monday, leading the Quincy High School girls golf team to a triangular victory. The Blue Devils shot a 157, followed by Moline at 203 and Payson Seymour at 280.
Raiders second in triangular
The Quincy Notre Dame girls golf team posted a season-low 170 total at Gold Hills Golf Course, finishing second in a triangular. Macomb shot s 155 and Bushnell-Prairie City posted a 289. Abbey Schreacke led the Raiders with a 4-over 39, while Hana Knuffman shot a 5-over 40.
Hornets win quadrangular
The Brown County girls golf team shot a 219 to win a quadrangular at Deer Run Golf Course on Monday. West Hancock shot a 237. The Titans' Bliss Martin was the medalist with a 46, while Liberty's Shannon O'Neill was second.