MELHS 10, MARISSA 1 — The Knights were impressive on Thursday in a Class 1A New Athens Regional semifinal victory. With the win MELHS improved to 7-21 on the season.
Paul Kubicek went the distance on the hill for Metro, fanning 10, walking 1, hitting 2 batters and scattering 4 hits.
Kubicek starred at the dish too, smacking a double and a home run and driving in three runs. Reed Harmon and Jordan Brown joined Kubicek with two hits on the day.
The fifth-seeded Knights now gear up for the regional finals against top-seeded Valmeyer at 10 a.m. Saturday in New Athens.
BELLEVILLE EAST 7, ALTON 2 — The Redbirds slipped to 21-12 overall and 7-6 in the Southwestern Conference with Thursday's loss at home.
The game remained scoreless into the fifth, but the Lancers scored once in the fifth and three times each in the sixth and seventh. Alton scored single runs in the sixth and seventh.
Robbie Taul and Jacob Kanallakan each had two hits to lead the way for the Redbird offense. Jacob St. Peters suffered the loss on the mound, working 5.1 innings, fanning 7 and walking just 1, but surrendered 9 hits and 4 runs, all earned.
The Birds battle the Collinsville Kahoks at 4:30 p.m. today in Collinsville before playing host to the Class 4A Alton Regional next week. They open with Quincy at 4:30 p.m. on May 26.
BELLEVILLE WEST 11, GRANITE CITY 0, FIVE INNINGS — GCHS wrapped up the regular season at 4-30 overall and 2-12 in the Southwestern Conference. Next up for the Warriors are the Collinsville Kahoks at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Arthur Fletcher Field in Collinsville for the play-in game of the Class 4A Belleville West Regional.
The Warriors were no-hit in their loss to West on Thursday. Tyler Wheatley took the loss on the hill.
MELHS 15, VALMEYER 5 — MELHS opened the Class 1A Lebanon Regional with a big win on Thursday, boosting its record to 5-19. Next up is host Lebanon at 11 a.m. Saturday in the regional title tilt at Hank Feldt Field in Lebanon.
The Knights were highlighted by four runs in the first and seven runs in the sixth.
Cierra Frields picked up the regional win in the circle.
It was Sidney Vetter's big day at the plate pacing the offense. Vetter went 4-for-5 with a double and 4 RBIs. Kastilla Maine and Amber Keplar each had three hits and Emma Eberhart had three RBIs to help spark the bats.
ALTON 2, JERSEY 1 — Alton moved to 22-7 with Thursday's win at home.
Jersey grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third, but two runs in the fifth by the Redbirds were enough to escape with the win.
Brittany Roady earned the win in the circle, tossing seven innings, fanning six, walking none, scattering five hits and surrendering one earned run.
Savannah Fisher and Katelyn Presley logged the only hits for the AHS offense.
Alton plays East St. Louis at 4:30 p.m. today and Collinsville at 9 a.m. Saturday at home to wrap up the regular season. The Redbirds begin the Class 4A Collinsville Regional vs. the host Kahoks at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
EDWARDSVILLE 37, EAST ST. LOUIS 0, FIVE INNINGS — Edwardsville blasted the Flyers Thursday on the road, improving to 23-5 and 12-1 in the Southwestern Conference.
Emma Lewis was 5-for-5 with 8 RBIs to guide the EHS offense. Sarah Hangsleben had 4 RBIs to complement Lewis.
Jordyn Henricks was credited with the win in the circle.
The Tigers play host to a doubleheader today at home. They play Granite City at 4 p.m. in a SWC makeup game and then battle Waterloo at 6 p.m. They wrap up the regular season with Marquette Catholic at 10 a.m. Saturday and then play host to the Class 4A Edwardsville Regional starting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday against Quincy.
WATERLOO 4, CM 0 — CM dropped to 10-13 overall and 1-8 in the Mississippi Valley Conference with Thursday's loss.
The Eagles play at 4:15 p.m. today at Triad to wrap up the regular season. They enter the Class 3A Triad Regional with a play-in game at Mascoutah at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
BELLEVILLE WEST 3, GRANITE CITY 1 — The Warriors sank to 8-18 overall and 3-9 in the Southwestern Conference after Thursday's defeat.
GCHS plays Edwardsville at 4 p.m. today at the District 7 Sports Complex to complete the regular season. The Warriors open the Class 4A Edwardsville Regional at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Edwardsville.