Baseball | Corey Price
Price, a 6-foot, 170-pound junior outfielder and pitcher for the Civic Memorial baseball team, was the hero of a 6-5 victory over the Alton Redbirds in the first game of a doubleheader March 26 at the Bethalto Sports Complex.
Price registered the game-winning RBI in the eighth inning to pull off the win over the Birds. His hit to right field was enough to score teammate Brandon Hampton to win in walkoff fashion.
Price also garnered the start on the mound, where he threw 5.1 innings, fanning three, walking two and scattering seven hits while allowing three runs.
On the season Price only had four hits entering Monday, but owned a double and a triple out of those hits and was tied for the team lead in RBIs on the Eagles with five. Pitching-wise, he was 0-1 with a 3.36 ERA entering the week.
Softball | Brittany Roady
Roady, a senior hurler for the Alton softball team, has started the season on a torrid pace.
The Redbirds were 7-0 on the season after a 4-2 victory over O’Fallon on Tuesday at AHS. Roady owned all seven of the wins in the circle to go with a 0.69 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 40.2 innings pitched.
Her biggest win of the young season came on March 22 when she nearly secured a perfect game during an 11-0 win in five innings at East Alton-Wood River High.
Roady went 4.1 innings before surrendering a hit to the Oilers. Her stat line ended up being five innings pitched, one hit, no runs, no walks and eight strikeouts.
“She’s the workhorse of our team, senior leader, she wants the ball and she wants to be in the circle and we’re going to give it to her as long as she’s feeling healthy,” Alton head coach Dan Carter said of Roady.