ROXANA SLIPS BY SCC FOE HILLSBORO — The Roxana Shells bested South Central Conference rival Hillsboro 5-3 on Monday at home behind a one-hitter from freshman hurler Hannah Rexford.
With the win, the Shells improved to 7-10 overall and evened their SCC record at 2-2.
Rexford owned a no-hitter entering the seventh inning on Monday before surrendering the lone hit to the Hiltoppers. All three of their runs were unearned. Rexford struck out eight and walked two in the win.
At the dish, Cindy Scroggins paced Roxana with a 2 for 4 performance that included a triple and three RBIs. Hannah Rexford also contributed two hits and a RBI in the win, while Shelby Jackson drove in the other run for the Shells.
Roxana is back in action at 4:15 p.m. today playing host to the Highland Bulldogs.
CM STUMBLES IN MVC TO WATERLOO — The Waterloo Bulldogs weren't very gracious visitors to the Bethalto Sports Complex on Monday, toppling the host Civic Memorial Eagles 11-0 in five innings in Mississippi Valley Conference action.
The loss dropped CM to 6-7 overall and 1-2 in the MVC. The Bulldogs remain a perfect 18-0 and 2-0 with the win.
Waterloo hurler Kasey Bradley turned in a two-hitter against the Eagles, fanning seven and walking two.
The Bulldogs scored five times in the first, once in the second, twice in the third and three times in the fourth to rack up their runs.
Next up for CM is a game vs. EA-WR at 4:15 p.m. today at home.
ALTON LOSES TO CALHOUN — The Alton Redbirds ran into a buzz saw in Calhoun's Grace Baalman on Monday at AHS. Baalman tossed a one-hitter as the Warriors routed the Redbirds 8-1.
With the loss, Alton dipped to 6-7 on the season, while Calhoun is now 16-3.
The lone hit for the Birds came off the bat of Bronte Fencel in the form of a double. Savannah Fisher scored the only run for AHS, which took advantage of a pair of Calhoun errors in the field.
Brittany Roady took the loss in the circle, allowing six runs on 10 hits despite striking out 11 and walking only two.
Baalman was the star for the Warriors, fanning 17 Redbirds and walking none in her one-hit performance in the circle. She also walloped a home run and drove in two in the triumph.
Alton now returns to Southwestern Conference play at 4:30 p.m. today in O'Fallon.
ROXANA PICKS UP SCC WIN OVER HILTOPPERS — The Roxana Shells cruised to a 7-3 win over the visiting Hillsboro Hiltoppers in South Central Conference action on Monday.
The victory improved Roxana to 6-8 overall on the season and 2-1 in the SCC.
Zach Golenor locked down the win on the mound, tossing six innings while striking out three, walking two and scattering three hits.
Offensively, Adam Moore highlighted the day for the Shells, going 4 for 4. Logan Reardon also picked up two hits and two RBIs for Roxana and also pitched the final inning in relief. Sam Mosby and Blake Vandiver each had two hits and a RBI in the win, too.
The Shells are now idle until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when they welcome Staunton for more SCC action.
CM FALLS IN SLUGFEST TO WATERLOO — The Civic Memorial Eagles' bats weren't quite as sharp as Mississippi Valley Conference rival Waterloo on Monday, resulting in a 16-12 loss.
CM is now 7-12 and 0-3 in the MVC with the loss, while the Bulldogs improved to 11-5 and 1-1.
Eagles banged out 12 runs on 12 hits Monday, but it wasn't quite enough. Waterloo led 6-0 after one inning, but CM answered with six run of its own to knot it at 6-6 at the end of the top of the second. The Dogs responded with three more in the bottom of the second to take a 9-6 lead and never trailed again.
Zac Cato took the loss on the hill for the Eagles. Corey Price and Caleb Buhs supplied the offense, each had two hits and three-run homers, while Tyler Andrus was 3 for 4 with three RBIs.
CM is back on the diamond at 4:15 p.m. today at Metro East Lutheran's Martin Luther Field in Edwardsville against the Knights in nonconference action.
EA-WR FALLS TO VALMEYER — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers traveled to Valmeyer on Monday and lost to the Pirates 16-6 in five innings.
EA-WR led 2-1 after two innings, but couldn't hang on as Valmeyer plated seven in the third and seven more in the fourth. With the loss the Oilers sank to 3-16 on the season.
Hunter Hall suffered the loss on the mound for EA-WR, which is back in action at 4:30 p.m. today at Staunton.
CM BLISTERS JERSEY ON THE ROAD — The Civic Memorial Eagles traveled to Jerseyville for a Mississippi Valley Conference soccer match on Monday and came away with a lopsided 8-2 victory.
With the win, CM is now 6-5 on the season overall and 3-3 in the MVC. Jersey is now 4-6 and 0-3.
The Eagles return to the field at 4:15 p.m. today, playing host to East Alton-Wood River at the Bethalto Sports Complex.