EXPLORERS BLANK MELHS — Freshman Meghan Schorman tossed a one-hitter Thursday at Sigmund Bohnet Field on the campus of Metro East Lutheran High School, as the Marquette Catholic Explorers blanked MELHS 16-0.
The win propelled the Explorers and the talented young Schorman to 2-0 on the young season. The Knights are now 0-1. It was also the Prairie State Conference opener for both teams.
Schorman threw five innings, walking two, surrendering one hit and striking out 11 for the win in the circle.
As for the offense, senior Carly Schaber wielded a big bat. Schaber was 2 for 4 with a triple and four RBIs to lead the way. Marquette scored in every inning against MELHS pitcher Cierra Frields who suffered the loss.
Miranda Schroeder and Sam Harshbarger had three hits apiece while Tess Eberlin, Kalie Buecker and Emma Taylor each chipped in with two hits. The Explorers produced 16 hits as a team. Eberlin, Megan McClard, Grace Frost and Buecker each had a double in the win, too.
WESCLIN SLIPS PAST OILERS — It took two runs from the Wesclin Warriors in the bottom of the sixth inning, but they ultimately prevailed 3-2 over the East Alton-Wood River Oilers on Thursday in Trenton.
With the loss, the Oilers slipped to 1-2 on the season. EA-WR committed two errors in the game, but they came at the most inopportune times, as all three Wesclin runs were unearned against freshman pitcher Morgan Moxey.
The Warriors took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth, but a pair of runs by the Oilers in the top of the sixth put them ahead 2-1 before Wesclin answered with a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Moxey went six innings in the circle, scattering four hits while fanning five, walking two and giving up three unearned runs. She threw 86 pitches in the game.
Offensively, Heather Martin and Kaliegh Young both had RBIs for EA-WR. The Oilers scattered six hits in the loss. Carly Campbell, Emme Flanigan and Haley Shewmake all smacked doubles to highlight the EA-WR offense also.
The Oilers play host to Carrollton at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
ALTON COMES UP SHORT AGAINST SACRED HEART-GRIFFIN — Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin visited Gordon Moore Park on Thursday and escaped with a 1-0 win over the Alton Redbirds.
Alton dipped to 0-3 on the young season with the loss, dropping its last two games by just a one-goal deficit.
After battling to a stalemate at halftime, SHG tacked on a goal in the second half to put away the Redbirds.
AHS returns to action in the Metro Cup at 4 p.m. Saturday against Highland at Oerter Park in Columbia.