The United Red Storm baseball team bounced back from their first loss of the season on Tuesday with a 10-2 win over BPC/WP in Bushnell last night. The Red Storm held just a 2-1 lead as they took their turn at-bat in the top of the 5th but by the time the Sparclones recorded three outs, United put a 4-spot on the scoreboard. United took advantage of some shaky defense and pitching in the frame, as the Sparclones walked three batters and committed a pair of errors. The Storm pounded out 10 hits in the game, led by Cormaic Flynn’s four safeties. Flynn smashed a double and knocked in two runs. Cormaic’s brother, Declan, got the pitching win, going four innings, giving up 2 hits, no earned runs and struck out five batters. Cormaic came on in relief and pitched the final three innings for United, who improve to (8-1) with the victory.
The A-Town Tornado baseball squad defeated West Central 12-0 in Stronghurst in another non-conference match up between LTC and Prairieland foes. Bradon Annegars hit a double for one of three West Central hits. A-Town recorded 19 hits as a team. Leighton Damewood and Kaden Jones had three hits apiece. Jones and Zach Wertz both had 4 rbis for the Tornadoes.
Macomb recovered from a loss to Mercer County on Tuesday with a 12-1, 5 inning win over Southeastern in Macomb yesterday. Dylan Wetterling threw a no-hitter for the Bombers, going all five ininngs with five strikeouts. John Ogle and Ben Higgins each had three hits for Macomb. Among Higgins’ three hits was a triple and a home run.
The West Central Heat softball team is now (4-1) on the season after beating North Fulton 9-3 in Stronghurst. The game was tied at 3-all heading to the Heat half of the 6th inning. West Central exploded for six runs to take an insurmountable lead. Carley Lafary and Courtney Torrance had three hits each, as the Heat had 14 hits as a team. Mykenzy Ludington had three rbis for West Central.
The Monmouth-Roseville Titan softball team fell to Orion 24-5 at Monmouth Park. Despite the lop-sided loss, Monmouth-Roseville’s Lily Cundiff was 3-3. Orion smashed six home runs in the contest. Tori Werkheiser had two bombs for Orion. Lena Newman was 5-5 with five rbis with a double and a home run for the winning Chargers.
The A-Town Lady Tornado softball lost another close one, this time 4-3 to Lewistown. The Tornadoes led 3-0 going into the bottom of the 6th before the Indians would rally back for the win. Rylee Cooper led A-Town at the plate, going 2-3.
The Galesburg Silver Streak softball team beat Knoxville 14-8 in a high-scoring game in Galesburg. Andrea Sampson hit two home runs for Galesburg. She also had four rbis in the contest. Silver Streak senior Rylee Neal also blasted a homer in the game. Lauren Kavanaugh led Knoxville’s offense, going 3-4 with a home run and two rbis.