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SOFTBALL

Cumberland defeats Neoga

CHARLESTON-- Cumberland softball defeated Neoga 5-0 at the Eastern Illinois University softball field on Thursday.

For the Lady Pirates, Madison Hendrix and Destiny Williams each ran a double.

For the Lady Indians, Mackenzie Saunders was 1-for-2 in batting and Jessica Atwell was 1-for-2 in batting.

Cumberland will continue the season on Friday at Oblong at 4:30 p.m.

Neoga will continue the season on Monday by hosting Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City for a National Trail Conference game at 4:00 p.m.

WSS sweeps Teutopolis

STRASBURG— WSS defeated Teutopolis 11-1 in five innings on Thursday.

For the Hatchets, Carson Cole and Taylor Rentfro each hit a double.

WSS will continue the season on Saturday by participating in the Ramsey Round Robin starting at 9 a.m.

Tri-County falls to Blue Ridge

HUME-- Tri-County softball fell 16-6 to Blue Ridge on Thursday. 

For the Lady Titans, Taylor Bennett hit a home run. 

Tri-County will continue the season on Friday at  Hume against Villa Grove.

Arcola falls to rival team, Tuscola

ARCOLA— Arcola softball fell to Tuscola 13-2 in a non-conference game on Thursday.

Despite the Lady Riders loss, KayLee Hohlbauch continues to be leader for the team by hitting a home run Wednesday in the game against Sullivan and another one in the game Thursday. Sydnee Shafer hit a double.

Arcola will continue the season on Friday at home against Argenta-Oreana at 4:30 p.m.

Martinsville defeats Tri-County

MARTINSVILLE— Martinsville softball defeated Tri-County 11-4 in a Little Okaw Valley-Southeast Division game on Wednesday.

For Tri-County, Cailynne Phillips was 2-for-4 in batting with one run and one RBI.

The Lady Titans will continue in the season on Friday at Hume against Villa Grove at 4:30 p.m.

The Lady Bluestreaks will continue in the season at home against Dieterich on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Sullivan defeats Arcola

ARCOLA—Sullivan softball defeated Arcola 7-5 in a non-conference game on Wednesday.

For the Lady Redskins, Irie Dulin and Addison Darush each hit a double.

For the Lady Riders, KayLee Hohlbauch hit a homerun, Delaney Melton hit two doubles and Catelin Gavis hit a double.

Sullivan will continue the season by hosting Central A&M on Friday at 4:30 p.m. in a Central Illinois Conference game.

Arcola will continue the season on Friday by hosting Argenta-Oreana on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

BASEBALL

Neoga defeats Cumberland

NEOGA— Neoga defeated Cumberland 12-2 on Thursday.

For Neoga, Caleb Hill and Trevor Fritcher each hit a home run. Lane Andrews hit a double.

Neoga’s coach, Adam Stults, said we was impressed with some other players on the team, too.

“The game started on a blistering pace with Cumberland scoring 2 in the top of the first and Neoga scoring 5 in the bottom half. Drew Ramert settled into a nice groove and we didn't allow a hit the rest of the way. We had a scary moment in the bottom of the 2nd when Caleb Hill tweaked something in his back. He wanted to finish the at bat and then turned on the next pitch for a 2 run homer. Evan Fritcher hit his 3rd home run of the season and second in as many days. We are seeing the ball really well right now and getting hits up and down the lineup. Our defense has been playing very well and our pitching is starting starting to settle into a nice groove,” Stults said.

The Indians will continue the season on Tuesday at Effingham starting at 4:00 p.m.

The Pirates will continue the season on Friday in an away game at Oblong in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division game.

Shelbyville comes back against Vandalia

SHELBYVILLE – The Shelbyville baseball team fell behind 5-0 to Vandalia in the first inning, but bounced back with four runs in the second. Then the Rams added four more runs in the fifth and earned the come from behind victory, 8-6, over Vandalia.

Shelbyville improves to 7-4 on the season. Gavin Stockdale got his first win of the season and went six innings and struck out six batters.

Brett Spears was 3-for-4 with an RBI, Payton Howell was 2-for-3 with a double, Tylr Gottfriedt was 2-for-4 and Aaron Byers hit a triple and drove in two runs.

AOC beats Cerro Gordo

CERRO GORDO – Arthur Okaw Christian scored nine runs combined in the third and fourth innings and went on to beat Cerro Gordo 13-5 to improve to 3-2 on the season.

Darrin Beechy pitched three innings in relieve for the win. Michael Miller struck out five in two innings in relief.

Trevor Beachy was 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs, four RBIs, and two stolen bases, Beechy was 3-for-5 with a double, four runs and three stolen bases, Lowry was 2-for-4 with a double, Shelter was 2-for-3, with a double, three runs, three RBIs and two stolen bases, Miller scored twice, Sean Mast drove in four runs and Peyton Trier was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Wednesday

Okaw Valley sweeps CHBC

TOLEDO-- Okaw Valley baseball defeated Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City 21-0 in only two innings on Wednesday.

For the Timberwolves, Austin Hill hit a home run, was 1-for-2 in batting with two runs and three RBIs. 

Okaw Valley will continue in the season on Friday at Gordy Park in Cerro Gordo against Cerro Gordo/Bement in  a LOVC NW division game.

Tri-County defeats Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE— Tri-County baseball defeated Martinsville 7-2 in a Little Okaw Valley-Southeast division game on Wednesday.

For the Titans, Jacob Neill was 1-for-3 in batting with one run and two RBIs.

For the Bluestreaks, Jason Smith was 3-for-4 in batting with one run.

“We had a slow start, but we played hard for all 7 innings. We finally had our full team as some seniors had been gone on their senior trip. We hit the ball much better, but early on couldn't find holes in the defense. Tri-County made some good plays early and we just couldn't overcome the early runs we gave up.,” Michael Stephen, Martinsville baseball coach, said.

Martinsville is 1-5 for the season and 0-3 in the conference. The Bluestreaks will continue the season on Friday the 13th at home against Dieterich.

Tri-County will continue in the season on Friday at Shiloh High School against Villa Grove/Heritage.

A-L-A-H defeats Cerro Gordo/Bement

CERRO GORDO— A-L-A-H defeated Cerro Gordo/Bement 7-1 in a Little Okaw Valley-Northwest division game on Wednesday.

For the Knights, Marcus Vanausdoll hit a home run and Waylon Schlabach hit a double.

A-L-A-H will continue the season on Wednesday April 18th at home against Argenta-Oreana. This game will be Varsity only.

TRACK

Durbin wins discus at Shelbyville Open

SHELBYVILLE -- Olivia Durbin of Shelbyville was the lone area winner in the annual Shelbyville girls' track Open Wednesday. Durbin threw the discus 106-11 to win the event. 

The Lady Rams placed sixth in the 13-team meet with 32 points, while Sullivan and WSS tied for seventh with 24 points. Montciello won the meet with 140.5 points. 

Sullivan's Ester Miller was second in the 400 with a time of 1:05.45, while Emily White was second in the high jump at 4-10. 

For WSS Whitney Smith was second in the long jump (16-7) and triple jump (33-7). 

Sullivan is to travel to Tolono to compete in the Tolono Unity Girls' Invitational Friday, while WSS is to be at Pana Saturday and Shelbyville is to compete in the Robinson Invitational Friday. 

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