Sullivan drops CIC game
SULLIVAN — Warrensburg-Latham defeated Sullivan 5-2 Tuesday in a Central Illinois Conference game.
Warrensburg scored a run in the first inning and another in the third to lead 2-0 before the Redskins got their first run in the fourth cutting the margin to 2-1. Warrensburg-Latham got two more in the sixth and one in the seventh inning while Sullivan’s final run came in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Ian Hill batted 2-for-3 to lead the Redskins. Collin Wickiser pitched the first five innings allowing six hits and two runs while striking out five batters. Austin Scott finished the game allowing five hits and three runs.
Neoga wins NTC game
NEOGA — The Neoga baseball team defeated National Trail Conference foe Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City 12-2 Wednesday.
Cowden-Herrick scored its first run in the top of the first inning, but Neoga scored nine in the bottom of the inning and never trailed again.
Adam Fearday and Chase Banning each hit a double for the Indians. Nate Lacy got the win allowing four hits and two runs while striking out nine batters in the first four innings.
Neoga improves to 2-12 and hosts Flora for non-conference double-header Saturday starting at 10 a.m.
Cumberland drops LOVC-SE game
VILLA GROVE — The Villa Grove softball team scored the winning run in the sixth inning to beat Cumberland 3-2 Wednesday in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast division game.
Sage Car batted in Jazzmine Oakley to give the Lady Pirates a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Villa Grove scored two runs in the fourth to take a 2-1 lead, but Cumberland’s Zoe Mitchell hit a solo home run in the fifth inning to tie the game at 2-2.
Sadie Oakley hit a double for the Pirates. Liberty Dunaway took the loss allowing eight hits and three runs while striking out three in six innings.
Cumberland falls to 11-5 overall, 5-2 in the conference, and is to play another division game Friday at Oblong.
WSS shuts out ESA in NTC
EFFINGHAM — WSS defeated National Trail Conference foe Effingham St. Anthony 8-0 Wednesday.
The Hatchets scored their first run in the second inning and added insurance runs in the third and fourth.
Megan Schlechte hit a triple for the Hatchets and got the shutout on the mound allowing four hits while striking out seven in seven innings.
WSS is to play another conference game Monday at St. Elmo/Brownstown.
A-L-A-H shuts out A-O in LOVC-NW
ARTHUR—Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond’s Shelby Frederick shut out Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest division foe Argenta-Oreana 6-0 Wednesday.
Frederick allowed three hits and struck out 13 batters in her seventh win of the season.
Reagan Miller hit a home run for the Knights.
A-L-A-H is to play a non-conference doubleheader at Leroy on Saturday.
PARIS — The Paris softball team scored three runs in the sixth inning to take a win in a game that Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond led for three innings in a 3-1 non-conference victory Tuesday.
The Knights scored their run in the fourth inning as Shelby Frederick batted in Reagan Miller.
Molly Day doubled for the Knights. Makenzie Brown took the loss allowing two hits and three runs while striking out 11 batters in six innings.
Sullivan boys first, Shelbyville second; Arcola girls second
SULLIVAN — The Sullivan boys’ track team won the Tri-County meet Tuesday with 126 points. Shelbyville finished second with 118. Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond was fourth with 74, Neoga seventh with 17 and Arcola eighth with 14.
Arcola’s girls took second place with 124 points to Pana’s 134. Shelbyville finished third with 66, Sullivan fourth with 65, A-L-A-H fifth with 60, Neoga seventh with 27 and WSS took ninth with five points.
Austin Romine won the 800-meter run for A-L-A-H in 2 minutes, 4.61 seconds. The 4x400 relay team of Max Allen, Quentin Morgan, Adam Day and Romine took first in 3:39.08.
Arcola’s Beau Edwards took first in the 1600 meter run in 4:53.08. Hugo Garza won the discus with a throw of 121 feet, one inch. The 4x200 and 4x800 relay teams won their events in 1:36.93 and 9:07.48. The 4x200 team consisted of Ivan Franco, Diego Perez, Jorge Macias and Jordan Melton while the 4x800 team was Ben Crane, Edwards, Franco and Kareem Trejo.
Brayden Cox of Neoga won the 3200 in 10:48.62.
Sullivan’s Jadon Nuzzo won the pole vault clearing 15-0. Leighton Burcham won the long jump with a 19-1 leap.
In the girls’ meet, Sullivan’s Esther Miller won the 400 in 1:02.05 and the triple jump with a 34-11.5 effort. Emily White took first in the 300 hurdles in 51.67 and Alaya Bolin won the shot put with a throw of 32-47.5. The 4x400 relay team of Natalie Drury, Zoe Walton, Josie Orris and Miller won in 4:25.15.
Alexa Miller from A-L-A-H won the 100 in 13.11 and the long jump with a 16-4.5 best effort. Kenli Nettles got first in the 200 in 26.64 and the 100 hurdles in 15.69.
Shelbyville’s Gabrielle Spain took first in the 800 in 2:26.81 and the pole vault clearing 10-0. Ailey Mitchell won the 1600 in 5:22.76 and the 3200 in 12:13.25. Olivia Durbin won the discus with a throw of 117-11. The 4x800 relay team took first in 11:45.1. The team consisted of Emma Congenie, Rachel Throneburg, Brook Schutt and Spain.
Neoga’s Gracie Gresens won the high jump with a best effort of 5-0.
Shelbyville is scheduled for a Saturday meet at Litchfield.
A-L-A-H, Arcola, Neoga and Sullivan are to compete in the Tuscola Invitational on Saturday.
SHELBYVILLE — The Shelbyville softball team defeated St. Elmo/Brownstown 16-6 Tuesday in non-conference action.
St. Elmo scored two in the first inning, but the Lady Rams scored three in their half to the inning to make it 3-2. In the third inning, St. Elmo/Brownstown got two more runs, but Shelbyville scored four runs in the bottom of the inning to make it 7-4. Again St. Elmo scored a run in the fourth and in the fifth innings, but the Rams got six runs in the fourth and three in the fifth to extend the winning margin.
Bri Reed hit a double for the Lady Rams. Mikayla Boehm got the win allowing six hits and six runs while striking out two batters in the first four and two-thirds innings.
Shelbyville is to host Sullivan for a Central Illinois Conference game Wednesday.
Casey-Westfield loses to Villa Grove
CASEY-WESTFIELD — Casey-Westfield lost to Villa-Grove/Heritage 2-0.
The losing pitcher for Casey-Westfield was Claire Maulding pitching all 7 innings, giving up 2 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned, 2 walks, and 11 strikeouts.
Casey-Westfield will be playing against Effingham on Friday.
Sullivan loses to Warrensburg-Latham
SULLIVAN — Sullivan lost to Warrensburg Latham 10-0.
Morgan Wallace was the losing pitcher pitching 5 innings, giving up 10 hits, 10 runs, 1 walk, and gaining 2 strikeouts.