EA-WR 8, CM 4 — Morgan Moxey did it all as the host Oilers rolled past the Eagles in a nonconference game.
The sophomore pitcher spun a seven-hitter and supplied three hits herself as EA-WR won its third in succession and improved to 9-11.
Moxey slammed a home run, went 3-for-4, drove in 5 runs and stole a base as the Oilers erupted for 13 hits. Teammate Carly Campbell went 3-for-4 and had 2 RBIs, while Haley Shewmake and Emme Flanigan both had 2 hits. Campbell clouted a pair of triples and Shewmake added one.
The Oilers led 4-0, but the Eagles clawed back to tie it 4-4 by the fifth. EA-WR scored one run in the bottom of the fifth and tacked on three more in the sixth to win it.
Kaylee Klaustermeier and Katelyn Turbyfill had two hits apiece for CM, which dropped to 7-6 in suffering its third consecutive setback.
BUNKER HILL 3, MARQUETTE CATHOLIC 2 — Visiting Marquette grabbed a 2-0 lead in the opening inning, but Bunker Hill rallied for the victory. A two-run sixth made the difference as Sydney Greshman outdueled Tess Eberlin and the Minutemaids improved to 6-9.
Miranda Schroeder went 2-for-3 and knocked in both runs for the 3-9 Explorers. They have lost six of their last seven games.
ALTON 15, EAST ST. LOUIS 0 — The Redbirds shot to 13-3 overall and 6-1 in the Southwestern Conference by beating host East St. Louis in a 5-inning affair. An eight-run first inning sent Alton on its way to a lopsided win.
Savannah Fisher was 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs to pace the Birds’ 12-hit attack. Sydney Hartman, Miranda Hudson and Katelyn Presley all had two hits.
Three Alton pitchers no-hit the winless Flyers. Fisher worked the first three, followed by Hartman and Taylor Herrin.
EDWARDSVILLE 12, GRANITE CITY 0 — SWC leader Edwardsville blasted visiting Granite City in a 5-inning game and hiked its record to 14-2. The Tigers improved to 6-0 in the league.
Anna Burke, Emma Lewis and Allison Loehr all had two hits for the Tigers. Loehr smacked a home run and drove in three runs. Taryn Brown also collected three RBIs. Burke was 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs to back winning pitcher Jordan Garella. She tossed a four-hit shutout and struck out five.
Granite City fell to 5-12 and 2-4.
HIGHLAND 8, ROXANA 0 — Visiting Roxana managed just one hit in bowing to Highland. Bulldogs’ pitcher Jenna Gnaedinger struck out 13 and walked 5 in the nonconference contest.
Aubrey Hacke was 3-for-4 with two RBIs for 10-3-1 Highland. Roxana dropped to 9-10.
CM 10, METRO EAST LUTHERAN 0 — The 11-10-1 Eagles won their fourth consecutive game as they pounded the host Knights in nonconference play. MELHS lost its sixth in a row and tumbled to 4-13.
A five-run first inning spurred CM, which erupted for 11 hits. Jaxsen Helmkamp, Spencer Powell and John Whitworth all had two hits, while Corey Price, Helmkamp, Powell and Whitworth all drove in two runs.
Powell logged the victory. He allowed one hit in four innings while striking out one and walking one.
ALTON 23, EAST ST. LOUIS 0 — The high-scoring Redbirds tallied 20 or more runs for the third successive game as they pulverized the visiting Flyers in SWC action.
Alton, which lifted its record to 14-5 overall and 5-2 in the SWC, exploded for 21 hits. The Birds led 12-0 after two innings and never looked back.
Freshman Robbie Taul went 2-for-4 with a double and collected 4 RBIs. Aaron Bonnell, Seth Boschert, Jacob Bozovich and Jacob Kanallakan all added two hits.
Boschert drove in three runs, as did Sam Ballard. Bonnell was 2-for-2 with a double and triple. Kanallakan also went 2-for-2 with a triple and 2 RBIs. Four pitchers combined on a 2-hitter.
EDWARDSVILLE 16, GRANITE CITY 0 — The 15-4 Tigers made short work of Granite City in SWC competition. Jake Garella pitched a one-hitter and struck out seven in the five-inning game. Edwardsville improved to 5-2 in the league.
Dylan Burris was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs, while Cole Cimarolli went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles.
B.J. Niesporek’s double was the lone hit for the Warriors, who dropped to 3-17 and 1-5.
STAUNTON 14, EA-WR 6 — Host Staunton took advantage of 11 walks to defeat EA-WR in a nonconference game. The 8-14 Oilers had their six-game winning streak snapped. Winning pitcher Sam Alender was 2-for-3 with a triple.
CM 1, EA-WR 1 — The host Oilers managed a standoff with the Eagles in a neighborhood rivalry nonconference match.
Morgan Wilson got CM’s goal in the first half and Kayla Hewitt countered with a score in the second half for EA-WR. Both goals were unassisted.
CM moved to 5-6-4. EA-WR went to 0-10-1.
MARQUETTE 4, NORMAL U. HIGH 3 — The Explorers scored an impressive win at Normal and lifted their record to 7-5-2. They have gone four matches without a defeat (3-0-1).
Three second-half goals spelled the difference. Annabelle Copeland tallied twice for Marquette, while Claire Dalton and Lauren Walsh also scored. Elissa Senno notched two assists. Rebekah Johnes and Copeland also had assists to back goalie Lauren Fischer. She made three saves.
GRANITE CITY 2, BELLEVILLE EAST 1 — The Warriors scored a key SWC win at Belleville East and boosted their overall record to 4-3-3. Lexi Grote and Shelby Winn recorded goals for Granite City, 1-1-1 in league action. Goalie Haley Davis made five saves against 8-5 Belleville East.
BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD
CARROLLTON QUAD — Jacksonville Routt scored 108 points to finish first in four-team competition on Dick Hamann Track. Host Carrollton was second with 58 points. West Central scored 43 points and Marquette tallied 34 points.
The Explorers won the 4x100-meter relay race in 46.6 seconds. They were also runner-up in the 4x200-meter relay at 1:39.4. Nathan Joehl of Marquette finished second in the 400-meters with a time of 56.51.
BELLEVILLE WEST 2, EDWARDSVILLE 1 — Host Belleville West downed Edwardsville, 26-24, 17-25 and 25-16 in SWC play Tuesday. The Tigers fell to 10-8 overall and 4-2 in the league.
West, 10-7 overall and 5-1 in the SWC, has defeated Edwardsville 2 of 3 times this season. Mike Horton collected 25 assists, 10 service points and 2 aces to pace the Tigers. Curt Sellers contributed eight service points and two aces.