EA-WR 2, MARQUETTE 1 — EA-WR's Blake Marks and Marquette's Liam Maher went toe to toe on the mound Monday, but in the end Marks and the Oilers won out.
Marks threw 7.0 innings, fanning 6, walking 5 and scattering 4 hits while allowing 1 unearned run. Maher matched him with 7.0 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 2, surrendering 6 hits and allowing 2 earned runs.
Christian Hunter guided the offense for the Oilers with 3 hits, including a double, and 2 RBIs. Luke Wells complemented him with 2 hits.
Nick Messinger directed the bats for the Explorers, contributing 2 hits.
EA-WR is now 10-14 and has won 8 out of its last 9 games. The Oilers have outscored their opponents 90-38 over that span. Marquette had a four-game winning streak snapped Monday, slipping to 8-10 overall on the season.
EA-WR improved to 2-1 in the Prairie State Conference with Monday's win, while the Explorers sank to 1-1 in PSC action.
CM 9, TRIAD 7 — The Eagles improved to 13-10-1 overall and 2-1 in the Mississippi Valley Conference win on the road Monday. CM has now won six straight games.
Brandon Carpenter had two hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs. John Whitworth, Corey Price and Brandon Hampton joined Carpenter with two hits. Each one in the trio smacked a triple in the win.
Hampton picked up the win on the hill, while Spencer Powell garnered the save.
EDWARDSVILLE 10, WESCLIN 1 — The Tigers are now 17-4 following Monday's non-conference win at Tom Pile Field.
Tyler Stamer produced two hits, including a homer, and added three RBIs. Cole Cimarolli had three hits, including two doubles and a triple to go with three RBIs. Kade Burns and Trey Riley each contributed two hits.
Andrew Frank earned the pitching victory.
CARLINVILLE 8, ROXANA 7 — The Shells suffered their first loss within South Central Conference play on Monday at the hands of the Cavaliers. Roxana is now 8-14 overall and 6-1 in the SCC.
Tanner Davis went the distance on the hill and absorbed the loss. He worked 6.0 innings, scattering 12 hits, fanning 6 and walking 2 while allowing 8 runs, but only 4 earned.
Blake Vandiver drove in 3 runs for the Shells, while Trace Gentry and Austin Presley led the way with 2 hits apiece.
MATER DEI 8, GRANITE CITY 1 — GCHS continued its struggles on Monday at Babe Champion Field. The loss dropped the Warriors to 3-19 on the season.
Austin Bonvicino had the lone RBI for Granite City to go with two hits. Jordan James and Sam Watson also had two hits for the Warriors in the loss.
Andy Halley was saddled with the loss on the mound.
CM 9, TRIAD 8 — The Eagles improved to 8-7 overall and 1-2 in the Mississippi Valley Conference with Monday's win at the Bethalto Sports Complex. They plated the game-winner in the home-half of the seventh to notch the victory.
Susan Buchanan had two hits and two RBIs, while Isabella Roberts and Jenna Parmentier joined her with two hits apiece to help guide the offense. Kaitlynn Wrenn split the time in the circle with Ryan Allison, but earned the pitching win.
MELHS 13, CAHOKIA 0, FIVE INNINGS — A much-needed win raised the Knights' record to 3-12 on the season.
Cierra Frields twirled a one-hitter, fanning nine and walking one. Amber Keplar had four RBIs, while Karly Schley picked up three RBIs and Claire Cunningham had two. Frields, Schley and Cunningham each had three hits for MELHS, while Keplar and Sam Kasting picked up two apiece.
CALHOUN 3, EDWARDSVILLE 0 — The Tigers saw their 12-game winning streak snapped on Monday in Hardin. EHS slipped to 15-3 with the loss to the Warriors, which improved to 25-2. They are the defending Class 1A state champs.
The Tigers mustered just four hits off of ace Grace Baalman, who will pitch at Kentucky following her prep career. Rachel Anderson, Jordan Corby, Sarah Hangsleben and Emma Lewis supplied hits for Edwardsville.
Jordan Garella took the loss in the circle for EHS. Her biggest blemish was surrendering a two-run home run to Baalman.
CARLINVILLE 8, ROXANA 1 — With Monday's loss the Shells dipped to 9-15 overall and 3-4 in the South Central Conference. It marked the sixth consecutive loss for Roxana.
Phoebe Booher was tagged for the loss in the circle for the Shells. Olivia Strangler picked up two hits to pace the Roxana bats.
MATER DEI 8, GRANITE CITY 1 — The Warriors dropped to 5-13 with the road loss Monday. They have lost eight of their last nine games.
After falling behind 1-0 through one inning, Granite City tied it 1-1 in the third, but the Knights erupted for four in the fourth, two in the sixth and one in the seventh to cruise to the win.
ALTON 3, COLUMBIA 0 — Alton improved to 10-3-2 with the victory, snapping a two-game losing skid.
Brianna Hatfield, Sydney Mossman and Alaina Nasello all scored in the win. Mossman and Katie Kercher both dished out assists.
Julia-May Campbell earned the victory in goal.
ROXANA 4, GILLESPIE 1 — The Shells raised their record to 7-4-2 overall and 2-3 in the South Central Conference.
All four goals came in the first half, two off the foot of Emma Lucas and one each from Brynn Huddleston and Abby Kurth. Lucas and Brittany Alexander each contributed an assist.
Braeden Lackey had eight saves in goal to pick up the win.