CM STAYS HOT WITH EXTRA-INNING WIN — It took an extra frame, but the Civic Memorial Eagles picked up another win on Wednesday, defeating Mississippi Valley Conference rival Waterloo 8-7 in eight innings at home.
The win elevated the Eagles to 15-13 overall and 5-3 in the MVC. It was their sixth straight win and the eighth out of their last nine. CM last lost 11-5 to Granite City on the road on April 24. It was the Eagles' fifth straight win in the
Senior Devin Daniels provided the dramatics with the walkoff RBI hit in the seventh. Daniels finished with a three-hit day with three RBIs. Caleb Buhs joined him with a three-hit performance, including two doubles and a RBI.
Jack Walker picked up the win on the mound with one inning of work in relief.
The Eagles trailed 7-6 entering the bottom of the seventh and scored once in the seventh and once in the eighth to pull out the victory.
Sizzling CM is back in action at 4:30 p.m. today at Carrollton.
EA-WR FALLS TO CARLINVILLE — The woes continued for the East Alton-Wood River Oilers on Wednesday in a 12-5 loss to the visiting Carlinville Cavaliers.
The loss dropped the Oilers to 3-30 on the season.
Jake Hei suffered the loss on the mound for EA-WR. Hei also had two hits and a RBI in the defeat.
The Oilers head back to the field at 4:30 p.m. Friday against Marquette Catholic at Gordon Moore Park.
OILERS BLAST PAST CAVALIERS — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers pocketed a 10-2 victory over the Carlinville Cavaliers on Wednesday at home.
The win improved EA-WR to 13-18 on the season.
Victoria Beachum picked up the triumph in the circle for the Oilers. She went seven innings, striking out seven and walking no one, while scattering five hits and allowing two runs, one earned.
Emme Flanigan paced the offense with two hits and four RBIs in the win. Heather Martin picked up three hits, while Beachum and Morgan Moxey had two hits in the win. Moxey drove in two runs.
Next up for the EA-WR is a 4:30 p.m. game at Alton on Friday to open the Redbird Round Robin Tournament.
WATERLOO CRUISES BY CM — The Civic Memorial Eagles ran into a buzz saw on Wednesday in Waterloo, coupled with their recent struggles, the Eagles fell 11-1 in five innings.
With the loss, CM ran its losing streak to 10 straight. The Eagles are now 6-16 overall and 1-7 in the Mississippi Valley Conference. In comparison, the talented Bulldogs improved to 26-0 and 8-0 on the league slate.
CM owned a 1-0 lead after one inning and that's the way it stayed until the third when Waterloo scored three times. The Bulldogs tacked on six in the fourth and two in the fifth to close out the short-game win.
The Eagles are back in action at 4:15 p.m. Monday, playing host to Staunton.
OILERS WIN THIRD STRAIGHT — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers strung together their third straight win on Wednesday, defeating Gillespie 4-1 on the road.
All the scoring happened in the first half, as EA-WR improved to 6-13 on the season.
Shannon Inman guided the Oilers with two goals. Kayla Hewlett and Lora Ruyle also scored in the win. Hewlett, Ruyle and Kayla Hamilton all dished out assists in the victory, too.
Chrissy Long was credited with the win, splitting her time in goal with Inman,
It was the regular season finale for EA-WR, which delves into the Class 1A Civic Memorial Regional at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday as the No. 4 seed against top-seeded Marquette Catholic.