MARQUETTE 9, HIGHLAND 0 — The Explorers continued their solid season on Wednesday at Lewis and Clark Community College, blanking the visiting Highland Bulldogs. Marquette improved to 9-1 on the season with the victory.
In singles, John Claywell prevailed 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1, Nick Berkenbile won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2, Daniel McCluskey got the win 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3, at No. 4 it was Joe Segneri winning 7-5, 6-0, Peter Wendle won 6-0, 6-3 at No. 5 and Alex Cousley came out on top 6-0, 7-6 (7-2) at No. 6.
Claywell and Berkenbile teamed up at No. 1 in doubles to win 6-1, 7-6 (7-1), while McCluskey and Nathan Walters won at No. 2, 6-1, 6-1 and Cousley paired with Tom Morrissey to prevail at No. 3, 6-2, 6-3.
The Explorers are gearing up for the home stretch and a good showing at the Edwardsville Sectional on May 20-21.
CM 6, MASCOUTAH 5 — CM secured its seventh straight victory on Wednesday at the Bethalto Sports Complex, improving to 14-10-1 overall and 3-1 in the Mississippi Valley Conference.
The Eagles fell behind 1-0 after a half inning, but plated three runs in the bottom of the first and two more in the home-half of the second and hung on for the victory.
Spencer Powell paced the offense with two hits and two RBIs, while Brandon Hampton scored three times in the win.
Jack Walker earned the win on the hill, while Powell picked up the assist.
GRANITE CITY 9, HIGHLAND 0 — The Warriors walloped the Bulldogs on Wednesday, elevating their record to 5-4-3 on the season.
Lexi Grote led the way with two goals and four assists in the victory. Bailey Barrington and Grace Neidhardt also tallied two goals each in the game, while Kendyl Pritchett, Isabela Scaturro and Bailey Whitehead all scored single goals. Neidhardt, Taylor Hagnauer-Braunagel, Rian Hutson and Shelby Winn also dished out single assists.
Haley Davis and Viktoria Johnson combined for the shutout in goal.
FREEBURG 7, FATHER MCGIVNEY 0 — The Griffins got thumped on Wednesday by the Midgets in Centralia, snapping their two-game winning streak. Father McGivney is now 3-10 on the season.
Freeburg scored five times in the first half and tagged on two more goals in the second half for good measure.