EA-WR SNAPS THREE-GAME LOSING STREAK IN WIN OVER MOUNT OLIVE — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers were hungry for a win and they got won Wednesday, blanking Mount Olive 9-0 in Prairie State Conference action on the road.
The Oilers improved to 4-6 on the season with the victory, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Senior hurler Victoria Beachum led the charge, fanning eight in 5.2 innings pitched while walking none and giving up one hit. Megan Krabbe came on to close it out in relief.
Offensively, Emme Flanigan sparked EA-WR with a 2 for 3 day with two RBIs. Beachum also had two hits in the win, while Courtney Beneke had the Oilers' only extra-base hit with a RBI triple.
All of EA-WR's scoring came in two innings, with five runs in the second and four in the fifth. The Wildcats made three errors in the loss.
Weather pending, the Oilers are back in action at 4:15 p.m. today playing host to Dupo.
JENNINGS, BUCHANAN HOMER IN CM VICTORY — Late offensive fireworks sparked the Civic Memorial Eagles in Wednesday's 7-5 win over visiting Granite City.
Chloe Jennings and Susan Buchanan provided the muscle, each cracking three-run homers in the sixth inning to highlight the seven-run inning. The Eagles trailed 2-0 entering the sixth and the inning proved to be big because it made a three-run seventh null and void for the Warriors.
Shelby Whaley was touched up for five runs, but only two earned, in the circle for CM. She scattered six hits, struck out two and walked one in the win.
Granite City's Morgan Tanksley suffered the loss, scattering eight hits and allowing seven runs, six earned while surrendering one walk and fanning seven.
Whaley had three hits at the dish for the Eagles, while Buchanan and Kelsey Deaton chipped in with two apiece.
Brittany Morales, Cierra Yon and Krystle Marler each had two hits to pace the Warriors. Allison Kromray drove in three runs and had a double for GCHS, too.
CM plays host to Marquette Catholic at 4:15 p.m. today, while the Warriors are in Southwestern Conference action at 4:30 p.m. today at Belleville West.
COLUMBIA SHHUTS OUT MARQUETTE — Columbia's Brina Rujawitz tossed a two-hitter inside Gordon Moore Park on Wednesday as the Eagles blanked host Marquette Catholic 5-0.
The Explorers slipped to 5-3 with the loss, while Columbia rose its season mark to 5-1 with the win.
Rujawitz went the distance, fanning six and walking two to go with the two hits allowed.
Marquette freshman Meghan Schorman tossed a three-hitter on the other side, fanning eight and walking four while allowing five runs, but only two earned. The Explorers committed two errors in the field on Wednesday.
Megan Wittich and Kalie Buecker supplied the hits for Marquette in the loss.
Next up for the Explorers is a trip to Civic Memorial at 4:15 p.m. today.
ROXANA LOSES TO JERSEY IN EXTRAS — The Roxana Shells traveled to Jerseyville on Wednesday and lost to the host Panthers 3-2 in eight innings.
The loss dropped the Shells to 2-6 on the season, while Jersey is now 3-1.
Roxana scored in the top of the third, but the Panthers answered to tie it at 1-1 in the bottom half of the frame. The Shells plated another run in the sixth, but were matched again by Jersey in its half to knot it at 2-2. The Panthers then scored the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth.
ROXANA HAS TOUGH DAY IN JERSEYVILLE — The Jersey Panthers walloped two grand slams Wednesday in route to short-gaming the visiting Roxana Shells 15-0.
Jersey's Crick Kimble cracked a four-bagger in the six-run second inning and Drake Kanallakan bashed a grand slam in the nine-run sixth.
The loss dropped the Shells to 2-4 on the young season, while the Panthers improved to 5-2 with the non-conference triumph.
Zach Golenor suffered the loss on the hill for Roxana, going four innings and allowing six runs, but none earned. He scattered seven hits, walked one and struck out two. The Shells committed five errors in the field.
Blake Vandiver and Adam Moore picked up the only two hits for Roxana.
The Shells are to play crosstown rival East Alton-Wood River at 4:30 p.m. today at home, weather permitting. The contest is already a rain makeup from March 19.
MARQUETTE BLANKED BY COLUMBIA — The Marquette Catholic Explorers traveled to Columbia on Wednesday and came away with a tough-luck 6-0 loss.
The Explorers sank to 2-5 with the loss, while the Eagles are now 4-2 on the season.
Columbia enjoyed a five-run second inning to spark the victory. It tacked on its other run in the fourth.
Marquette scattered five hits, but had a pair of hiccups in the field which hurt.
Weather pending, the Explorers play host to Bunker Hill at 7 p.m. tonight in Prairie State Conference action following the Alton and Edwardsville game at 4:30 p.m.
EA-WR BEATS MOUNT OLIVE — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers logged a 6-2 win over the Mount Olive Wildcats on Wednesday on the road.
The win pushed the Oilers to 3-7 on the season, but 2-0 in the Prairie State Conference.
EA-WR scored early on Wednesday to take charge, plating five of its six runs in the first two innings on the way to the win.
The Oilers are back in action today against rival Roxana on the road at 4:30 p.m. today. It's a makeup game from March 19.
MARQUETTE STUMBLES AGAINST JERSEY — On the road Wednesday the Marquette Catholic Explorers stumbled against the Jersey Panthers, losing 6-3.
Marquette won two singles matches and one doubles match in the dual.
In singles play, No. 1 Nick Berkenbile defeated Alex Goldacker 6-1, 6-1 and No. 4 Nick McCune prevailed 6-4, 6-2 over Brady Woelfel.
The doubles victory came from Berkenbile and Jonathan Claywell against Goldacker and Alex Roth at No. 1 doubles by the score of 3-6, 6-1, 10-7.
Next up for Marquette is a 4 p.m. match vs. Metro East Lutheran at home on Monday.
ROXANA POUNDS NORTH TECH IN EA-WR TOURNEY — The Roxana Shells picked up a monster 12-0 win over North Tech Wednesday in action at the East Alton-Wood River Tournament.
The Shells peppered North Tech with nine goals in the first half and tacked on three more for good measure in the second half to improve to 4-2 on the season.
Kara Meyer and Emma Lucas each tallied hat tricks in the lopsided victory, while Alyssa Copland scored twice and Brookelyn Trask, Brynn Huddleston, Niah Bevelo and Brittany Alexander all netted one goal apiece. Alexander and Huddleston each dished out two assists to boot, while Lucas, Becky Gleason and Haley Milazzo all had one assist apiece.
Samanth Hurst got the win, logging 60 minutes in goal, while Braeden Lackey played 10 minutes in the net, too.
The Shells are tied with Mascoutah with four points each to lead the tournament. Mascoutah defeated Jersey 6-1 on Wednesday. EA-WR and the Panthers each have one point and North Tech has zero points thus far.
Roxana is to play Mascoutah at 4 p.m. today, with EA-WR facing Jersey at 6 p.m. today.