Charleston softball 04/20/19

Charleston's Dee Campbell throws out a pitch against Metamora during the Margie Wright Showcase on Saturday at Metamora High School. The Trojans beat the Redbirds 12-2.


METAMORA — The Charleston softball team won all three of its games in the Margie Wright Showcase Saturday, beating Normal University High 8-5, downing Metamora 12-2 and shutting out East Peoria 6-0. 

The middle innings helped CHS beat Normal U High as they scored two in the third, three in the fourth and on in the fifth to lead 8-3. 

All but three Lady Trojans had two hits or more, and Emily Price picked up the win allowing seven hits and one earned run with three walks and eight strikeouts. 

Hannah Harpster, the leadoff batter, who would go 6-for-9 on the day, was 3-for-4 with a double, while Macey McElravy was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Dee Campbell also drove in three runs going 2-for-4 with a double, while Ramsey Armstrong was 2-for-4 with a double.

Against Metamora, Charleston scored six runs in the first and went on to win with two outs in the fifth due to the 10-run rule. McElravey, who was 7-of-10 with eight RBIs with a double and a home run, was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, while Campbell was 1-for-2 with a home run and four RBIs. 

Emily Price allowed just three hits with one walk and six strikeouts in the triumph over East Peoria. 

All but two Charleston players had at least one hit. McElravey was perfect in three at-bats with two RBIs, while Armstrong was 1-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs. 

Charleston, 19-1, is to play host to Robinson in a non-conference game Wednesday as they go for their 20th win.

Mattoon sweeps Normal

NORMAL — The Mattoon softball team continued its high-powered offensive attack Saturday, after scoring 11 runs last Tuesday in the second game of a doubleheader April 13 against Lincoln in an 11-1 win and 18 runs in a thrilling 18-17 triumph over St. Joseph-Ogden. The Green Wave swept Normal 15-5 and 11-0 in games that were called after five innings due to the 10-run rule in the non-conference games. 

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Mattoon, winner of four straight, is 6-9 ahead of Tuesday's non-conference game at Arthur against Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond. 

in the first game, MHS hit seven extra-base hits, and Kate Jacobs was perfect in four at-bats with two doubles and two runs batted in, while McKenzee Davee was 3-for-4 with a double and four RBIs. Leadoff batter Grace McDowell was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Delainey Bryant was 2-for-3 with a double and a triple and two runs batted in. 

In the second game, Raven Morrison allowed just one hit with two walks and six strikeouts in earning the victory. 

Mattoon had seven extra-base hits in this game as well, including two doubles by Jordan Sapp and Bryant. Sapp also hit a home run and drove in five runs, going 4-for-4. Bryant was 3-for-4 with a stolen base. 


From Friday

CHATHAM — Charleston's Megan Garrett won the 800 with a time of 2:29.06, and Sarah Flight won the high jump at 5-3 in the Titan Invitational. 

As a team, Charleston was fifth out of 13 teams with 49 points in the meet won by the host school, Chatham Glenwood, with 121 points. 

Sharifa Hurtault was second and third for the Lady Trojans in the 200 and 100, with times of 27.04 and 13.07, respectively, while Kaylee Wilson was sixth in the 100 in 13.64. Garrett, who won the 800 by 1.09 seconds, placed fifth in the 1,600 in 5:48.95. 

Flight was also fifth in the long jump (15-4) and seventh in the triple jump (32-3 1/2). 

Charleston is to travel to Effingham Tuesday for a triangular meet at 4:30 p.m.

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