HANNIBAL – The Hannibal softball team closed out its North Central Missouri Conference schedule with a 7-4 win over Mexico at home on Wednesday.

Hannibal’s offense scored seven runs off of 10 hits and three walks, after being limited to one run the previous two games.

Starting pitcher Kylie McAfee pitched out of an early jam in the first inning, stranding two Mexico baserunners while keeping the game scoreless.

In the bottom of the first, catcher Taylor Simms came up with a two-out single and was driven in by a McAfee single to take a 1-0 Pirates lead.

Hannibal center fielder Sydney Hart led off the third inning with a single and advanced to third base on a sacrifice bunt by shortstop Chloe Simms. Hart would score on a Taylor Simms single, who later scored on an error.

In the fifth inning, Hannibal (8-12) began the frame with Chloe Simms single and a Taylor Simms walk, with both players being driven in by a McAfee single.

Mexico scored a run in the sixth inning from an RBI single from Karlee Sefrit.

The bottom of the lineup got a sixth inning rally for Hannibal when Gracey Whittaker singled and Lauren Bramblett walked. The pair of players were later driven in by RBI singles from Hart and Chloe Simms.

Mexico made a late push in the seventh inning, scoring three runs off of five hits.

McAfee earned the win after pitching seven innings with three strikeouts, allowing nine hits, three walks and four earned runs.


Panthers shut out Eagles

Monroe City pitcher Riley Quinn pitched a five-inning, nine strikeout shutout against Clopton at home.

Quinn also had two hits and three RBIs at the plate in her win.

The Panthers won the game 14-0, scoring runs in each inning and aided by four Clopton errors.

Monroe City combined for eight hits and two walks for 14 runs, with four runners reaching on Clopton errors.

Monroe City’s Emily Freidank had two hits and three RBIs. Carly Youngblood two hits and a walk.


QHS girls down Moline

The Quincy High School girls cross country teams beat Moline 23-33 in a dual at Bob Mays Park on Wednesday.

Blue Devils junior Anna Schuering kept her undefeated race streak alive by crossing the line first in 19 minutes, 9 seconds. Olivia Schuering placed second in 20:47, while Jade Schneider was fourth in 21:51 and Reese Terstriep was fifth in 22:00.

Fiker Rosen won the boys race in 15:58, but the Blue Devils fell to the Maroons 26-33. Eric McClelland finished in fourth for QHS in 17:37 and Ayden Triplett took fifth in 17:42.


Pride hold Wildcats scoreless

The Culver-Stockton College men’s soccer team fell 4-0 to Clarke University in a Heart of America Athletic Conference tilt at Poulton Stadium on Wednesday.

The Pride (3-4, 2-4 Heart) scored three goals between the 34th and 39th minutes in the first half and added another in the 80th minute. Jake Persenico had all four goals for Clarke.

The Wildcats attempted 13 shots, with five going on goal. Austin Jones led in both categories with three total shots and one on goal. Goalkeeper Ryan Houston allowed three goals and had three saves in the first half, and goalkeeper Jack Gibson had a save and a goal allowed in the second half.

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