Okaw Valley defeats A-L-A-H
BETHANY — Okaw Valley beat Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 4-1 Monday in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest division game.
The Timberwolves scored their first two runs in the top of the fourth inning, but the Knights got their run in the bottom of the inning, so Okaw Valley led 2-1. The Timberwolves scored their final two runs in the sixth.
Dalton McGill and Cameron Sharp each batted 3-for-3 to lead the Timberwolves. McGill picked up the win allowing six hits and one run while striking out eight batters in seven innings.
The Knights’ run was a Dario Ayala home run. Ayala took the loss allowing nine hits and two runs while striking out one in the first four innings.
A-L-A-H travels to Decatur St. Teresa for a non-conference game Tuesday.
Okaw Valley travels to Decatur LSA for another division game Wednesday.
Shelbyville wins CIC game
SHELBYVILLE — The Shelbyville baseball team defeated Central Illinois Conference foe Warrensburg-Latham 12-6 Monday.
W-L got two runs in the top of the first inning, but the Rams scored three in the bottom of the inning to take a 3-2 lead. Warrensburg tied the game at 3-3 with a run in the third inning, but Shelbyville scored six in the bottom of the third to lead 9-3 and never trailed again.
Trey Ruot hit a home run for the Rams and Rece Pullen doubled. Colten Reed picked up the win allowing four hits and three runs while striking out three batters in the first four innings.
Shelbyville travels to Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City for a non-conference game Tuesday.
ARTHUR — The Arthur Okaw Christian baseball team defeated Cornerstone Christian 7-5 Monday.
The Conquering Riders scored their first run in the first inning, but Cornerstone scored in the third to tie the game and again in the fourth inning to take a 2-1 lead. AOC got four runs in the fifth inning to go ahead again and two in the sixth to make the lead 7-2. Cornerstone got a mini-rally in the final inning with two runs, but couldn’t win.
Peyton Trier got the win allowing no hits and one run while striking out five in two and a third innings.
Martinsville loses LOVC-SE game
BROADLANDS — The Villa Grove/Heritage baseball team beat Martinsville 15-1 Monday in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast division game.
Martinsville’s run came in the first inning as Lane Ryan batted in Grant Haenig. Haenig took the loss allowing seven hits and seven runs while striking out one batter in one inning.
“We were a little rusty coming off the Easter Break,” said Martinsville coach Michael Stephen. “We had some opportunities in the first couple of innings, but they made some pitches and got out of the jams. They played pretty good defense. We didn't make some plays that we should have, and that really made the difference today.”
Martinsville falls to 0-13 overall, 0-7 in the conference and travels to Neoga for a non-conference game Wednesday.
Tri-County falls in LOVC-SE game
KANSAS — Palestine/Hutsonville beat Tri-County 17-1 Monday in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast division game.
H-P scored a run in the second inning and two in the third to lead 3-0 before Tri-County got its only run in the bottom of the third inning.
Kenzel Lloyd batted in Mitch Pollock for the Titans’ sole run. Jack Armstrong took the loss on the mound allowing four hits and three runs while striking out three in the first three innings.
Tri-County plays another division game Wednesday at Oblong.
A-L-A-H’s Brown pitches no-hitter
ARTHUR — The Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond softball team shut out Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest division foe Okaw Valley 8-0 in a no-hitter.
The Knights scored two runs in the second and never trailed.
Mackenzie Brown threw the no-hitter and struck out seven Timberwolves. Shelby Frederick, Rylie Kauffman and Brown each hit a double for the Knights.
Grace Bunfill took the loss allowing seven hits and eight runs while striking out nine batters.
Okaw Valley travels to Charleston for a non-conference game Thursday.
A-L-A-H hosts Mattoon for a non-conference contest Tuesday.
Schlechte throws no-hitter for WSS
STRASBURG — Megan Schlechte threw a no-hitter Monday and hit a grand slam home run to lead WSS to a 15-0 shut out against National Trail Conference foe St. Elmo/Brownstown.
WSS got a run in the first inning and never trailed.
Schlechte struck out six batters in the four-inning game.
WSS hosts Beecher City for another conference game Thursday.
Neoga downs Altamont in NTC game
NEOGA — In a National Trail Conference game, Neoga scored three runs in the second and four in the fourth en route to an 11-1 win over Altamont Monday.
Elizabeth Titus allowed seven hits with one walk and 10 strikeouts in the victory and she helped herself by going 2-for-3 wit ha double and two RBIs. MacKenzie Saunders was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs while Emma Montoya also drove in two runs. Trista Moore was perfect in four at-bats.
Neoga improved to 8-10 overall and 3-3 in the NTC ahead of Tuesday's game at Tuscola.
Shelbyville holds off Warrensburg-Lahtam
SHELBYVILLE — In a Central Illinois Conference game Monday, Shelbyville led Warrensburg-Latham 4-1 after four innings and 6-2 after six before winning 6-4.
Ali McCarter was 2-for-3, while Jaylin McCabe was 1-for-4 with a triple for the Lady Rams. Joselyn Lewis was the winning pitcher.
Shelbyville, 8-10, is to travel to Macon to play Meridian in another CIC game Wednesday.
ARTHUR — The Arthur Okaw Christian girls’ soccer team defeated Decatur Lutheran School Association 4-2 Monday.
Madalene Henningsen scored two goals for the Conquering Riders while Nancy Robey and Brooklyn Kelmel got the other two goals. Robey also had two assists.
Lyla Kauffman got the win with five saves in goal.
AOC improves to 5-2.
Martinsville loses LOVC-SE game
BROADLANDS — Heritage beat Martinsville 3-1 in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast division game Monday.
Heritage scored two runs in the first inning, but the Lady Bluestreaks got a run in the second inning to make it 2-1. Heritage got its final run in the fourth inning.
Alaina Morgan hit a double for the Lady Bluestreaks. Morgan was the losing pitcher allowing six hits and three runs while striking out four batters in six innings.
Martinsville travels to Villa Grove for another division game Thursday.