Arcola’s Edwards breaks school record
SHELBYVILLE – Arcola freshman Beau Edwards broke a nearly 60-year old school record in the 1,600-meter run Saturday in the Shelbyville Open.
Edwards won the event with a 4:34.27, surpassing 1962 graduate Corky Clark’s school record.
Arcola placed second and claimed second-place finishes in the 4x100 relay, shot put and discus. Hugo Garza won the latter two for the Purple Riders.
Tri-County placed fourth, due in large part to Ramsey Hunt taking first place in the high jump (6-3), long jump (21-0.75) and triple jump (44.05).
A-L-A-H placed ninth, with Layton Hall winning the 3,200-meter run with a time of 9:45.11. Hall also took second in the 1,600 with a 4:40.14.
Sullivan’s Jaydon Nuzzo won the pole vault, clearing 14 feet, 3 inches. The Redskins finished 14th as a team.
Cumberland beats Heyworth
HEYWORTH – Justin Brown and Reid Mathenia had two RBI apiece as Cumberland defeated Heyworth 7-1 in a shortened game Saturday.
Brayson Shaw started for the Pirates and allowed one hit and one walk through four innings to earn the win. He gave up one unearned run and had five strikeouts.
Brennyn Cuts had three hits and scored twice for Cumberland, while Michael Flier had two hits.
Cumberland ends its regular season 22-3.
WSS grabs win over Neoga
PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP – Graham Kasey allowed zero earned runs in six innings of work as WSS defeated Neoga 6-2 on Saturday. He also had an RBI.
The Hatchets trailed 2-1 after four innings, but scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead.
Beau Bennett had three hits and a pair of RBIs. Gavan Wernsing hit a triple and had three RBI.
Chase Lanham had two RBI for Neoga, which managed just three hits.
WSS (7-9) and Neoga (5-19) will play a rematch Monday in the opening round of regionals at St. Anthony.
AOC falls to FFCA
ARTHUR – AOC could not hold onto a 6-4 lead after three innings in a 12-7 loss to Families of Faith Christian Academy on Saturday.
The Conquering Riders (10-12) scored five runs in the third to take the lead, but allowed runs in every inning, including a four-run sixth.
Gabe Tiarks hit a home run and had four RBI for AOC. Jack Mudd and Justin Henry had two hits each.
Shelbyville defeats Altamont
SHELBYVILLE – Ethan Clark had three RBIs while Colton Reed and Hunter Reed each drove in two runs as Shelbyville handled Altamont 13-1 in five innings Saturday.
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The Rams scored four runs in the first and broke the game open with an eight-run third inning.
Colton Reed threw five innings and allowed one unearned run. He struck out four while allowing just one hit and three walks.
Shelbyville heads into Thursday’s regional meeting against A-L-A-H with an 18-11 record.
Martinsville loses to Marshall
MARSHALL—Martinsville lost to Marshall 12-1 in five innings.
Chase Mayne scored the one run for Martinsville, giving Grant Haenig an RBI.
“The score doesn't reflect it, but Lane pitched a pretty decent ballgame,” Martinsville coach, Michael Stephen said.
Lane Ryan pitched 3.2 innings for Martinsville, giving up 5 hits, 11 runs, 6 earned runs, 6 walks. He recorded 6 strikeouts.
Martinsville will be competing in their regional on Monday at Casey-Westfield.
Casey-Westfield gets by Unity
CASEY – Carly Zachary drove in two runs and Emma Mason homered as Casey-Westfield beat Tolono Unity 4-3 Saturday.
The Warriors scored twice in the first inning, once in the third and again in the fifth. Unity scored once in the seventh, but could not tie the game, as Claire Maulding kept any damage at a minimum.
Maulding threw four innings in relief to earn the win. She allowed two hits and one unearned run. She also doubled, walked and scored.
Casey-Westfield (19-7) is the top seed in the Cumberland regional and plays its first game of the postseason on Tuesday against either Martinsville or Hutsonville/Palestine.
Cumberland erupts late for win
SULLIVAN – Cumberland pounded out 19 hits and scored eight runs in the final two innings to net a 14-3 win over Sullivan on Saturday morning.
The Pirates’ top seven hitters each had multi-hit games. Liberty Dunaway, Sadie Oakley and Sage Carr had three hits apiece. Oakley also had two steals while Carr had two RBI.
Micaela Bradley drove in four runs. Liberty Dunaway doubled, tripled and stole a base in scoring three runs.
Maddie Hendrix threw seven innings and worked around nine hits for the win.
Cumberland ends its regular season 18-6 and plays Deiterich on Wednesday in its own regional. Sullivan (8-17-1) plays Monday against Shelbyville in the opening round of the Teutopolis regional.
A-L-A-H blows out Okaw Valley
SULLIVAN – A nine-run first inning propelled A-L-A-H to a 17-9 win over Okaw Valley in five innings Saturday at the Sullivan Invite. The Knights needed just nine hits, but did draw nine walks, to reach their high run total.
Reagan Miller had three hits and three RBI. She tripled and scored three times. Molly Day had two hits and two RBI despite not recording a hit. Makenzie Brown had two hits, including a double, and scored three times.
Grace Bunfill homered for Okaw Valley and Kami Landreth had two RBI.
Shelby Frederick had six strikeouts and allowed four hits in five innings to earn the win.
A-L-A-H ends its regular season 22-6 and plays Robinson Tuesday in the Newton reginal. Okaw Valley finishes 5-20 and is the No. 10 seed in its own regional. The Timberwolves play Nokomis on Monday.