Area softball with EPG-WFC, as well as Prairie Central, Lexington and Dwight
Woodland-Flanagan-Cornell erupted for two six-run innings in cruising to a 17-2 nonconference softball victory over host El Paso-Gridley at South Pointe Park Tuesday.
The Warriors and Titans each scored a run in the first inning, but WFC pushed across six runs in the second to take control of the contest.
WFC alternated three hits with two walks as the first five batters reached in the second. A base hit and a fielder’s choice led to two more runs and Sydnee Plesko reached on an error that saw two more runs cross the plate for the 7-1 lead.
Emily Friese belted a two-run homer to highlight a six-run fourth inning that more than put the game away. August Gillman had a run-scoring double.
The Warriors padded their lead with four runs in the fifth. Hannah Dunahee led off with a base hit. Plesko singled with one out and Abby Essman walked to load the bases for Morgan Schwahn. Schwahn cleared the bases by belting a grand slam.
Meanwhile, Gillman was in control in the circle with two strikeouts, no walks and scattering six base hits.
Friese had three hits, including a homer, and drove in three runs to help pace WFC’s 17-hit attack. Audrey Jenkins and Plesko each had three hits and a run batted in and Schwahn had a homer, single and four RBIs. Gillman had a double, single and two RBIs and Elise Kane , Shea Moritz and Kaitlyn Walter each had a hot and RBI. Dunahee singled.
Ashlyn Stone singled and drove in a run and Cheyenne Carr doubled. Kayla Rote, Landrus, Hannah Cobbley and Gabbie Guthrie each singled.
Carr took the loss, giving up nine runs on nine hits while striking out five. Rote gave up eight runs on five hits and fanned two.
Dwight 9, Momence 2
DWIGHT — Momence actually led by two runs early, but Dwight was able to right the ship and sail to a 9-2 Sangamon Valley Conference victory Tuesday.
The Redskins scored a run in the first inning ogg DTHS hurler Abby Edwards. A run in the third, thanks to two errors, made it 2-0.
The Trojans wasted no time in pulling even with two runs in the bottom of the third. Leah Flynn’s two-out single drove in Katy Edwards and Abby Edwards to even the score.
A four-run fourth gave Dwight a 6-2 lead. Katy Edwards singled to drive in Abby Houch with the go-ahead run. Kaitlyn Masching had a two-run double to cap the inning.
Kat Harms scored on a Katy Edwards base hit in the fifth inning and Masching’s two-run roundtripper made it 9-2 in the sixth.
Masching had a homer, double and four runs batted in for the Trojans. Katy Edwards contributed two hits and two RBIs and Flynn had a hit and two RBIs. Abby Edwards had a hit and run batted in and Macey Rodosky doubled.
Abby Edwards scattered five hits and walked one while setting down 10 Redskins on strikes.
Fisher 14, Lexington 7
LEXINGTON — Fisher jumped on Lexington hurler Hannah Crouch for six runs in the first inning, but the Minutemen added five in the second to hang stay close. But the Bunnies were able to sustain a better offense and went on to post a 14-7 Heart of Illinois Conference win at Keller Park.
The Bunnies led 7-6 after two innings and Lexington actually tied it in the fourth with a run. But Fisher got back on top with two runs in the fifth inning and closed the door with five runs in the sixth.
Jayden Standish belted a three-run homer in the second inning to highlight Lexington’s offense. Standish doubled in the fourth to tie the game.
Standish finished with the two extra-base hits and four runs batted in to lead the Minutemen at the plate. Kaitlyn Little had two hits while Raelyn Payne and Sydney Kunkel each had a hit and RBI. Hannah Hamilton and Jocelyn Beoletto had one hit apiece.
Crouch and Maddie Underhill each gave up seven runs. Underhill had five strikeouts.
Lincoln 2, Prairie Central 1
LINCOLN — A bases-loaded walk forced in the winning run as Lincoln edged Prairie Central 2-1 in a nonconference game Tuesday.
Brianna Seeman took the loss without giving up a hit in the eighth inning. A one-out walk was followed by an error and another walk that loaded the bases. J Cooper watched all five pitches in taking the walk to win the game.
Three consecutive singles led to Prairie Central’s run in the second inning. Amber Graf and Addison Casner each singled to lead off the frame, and Seeman followed with a base hit that drove in Graf to give the Hawks an early 1-0 lead.
Lincoln tied it in the fourth inning off Faith Bachtold.
Bachtold struck out five and allowed two hits before giving way to Seeman in the fifth inning. Seeman gave up a hit and struck out one.
Casner had two hits while Seeman had a hit and RBI. Graf and Anna Hale each singled.