ROXANA OPENS EA-WR TOURNEY WITH WIN OVER PANTHERS — The Roxana Shells dismissed the Jersey Panthers 4-1 to open the East Alton-Wood River Tournament on Monday.
With the victory, the Shells are now 3-1-1 on the season.
Roxana raced out to a 3-0 lead by halftime before being matched 1-1 in goals by Jersey in the second half.
The Shells got goals from: Kara Meyer, Alyssa Copeland, Abby Kurth and Emma Lucas. Brittany Alexander dished out a team-high two assists, while Hannah Mormino and Lucas also had assists. Braeden Lackey earned the win in goal, corralling 10 saves for Roxana.
The Shells now face crosstown rival East Alton-Wood River at 6 p.m. tonight at Wood River Soccer Park in EA-WR Tournament action.
EA-WR OPENS TOURNEY WITH LOSS TO MASCOUTAH — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers lost 5-0 to Mascoutah to open the EA-WR Tournament on Monday at Wood River Soccer Park.
The Oilers dipped to 0-4 with the loss.
Mascoutah led 2-0 at the break and tacked on three more goals in the second half. EA-WR goalie Becca Richards made 19 saves in the loss.
The Oilers play rival Roxana at 6 p.m. tonight in the next round of the EA-WR Tournament.
E'VILLE FALLS TO COR JESU — The Edwardsville Tigers traveled to Affton, Mo. Monday and dropped a 3-2 affair to Cor Jesu.
The Tigers are now 3-2-1 with the loss.
Abby Crabtree staked EHS to an early 1-0 lead, but three consecutive goals by Cor Jesu sealed the win. Edwardsville's Ashlin West scored late for the squad's other goal.
MELHS TOPS GILLESPIE IN EIGHT INNINGS AT HOME — The Metro East Lutheran Knights picked up a 6-5 win over the visiting Gillespie Miners on Monday at Martin Luther Field.
MELHS improved to 3-4 with the victory.
Jake Ley, Metro's designated hitter on Monday, supplied the big hit by poking a bases-loaded single to score Chase Langendorf in walk-off fashion.
Paul Kubicek earned the win in relief on the mound, while also going 2-for-4 with 2 doubles and a RBI at the plate. Jake Jump garnered the start and tossed six innings, but didn't figure in the decision.
MELHS led 5-1 through four innings, but Gillespie scored three in the fifth and once in the sixth to tie it 5-5 and force extras and Ley's heroics.
WARRIORS FALL HARD ON THE ROAD — The Granite City Warriors faced Algonquin Jacobs at Rent One Ballpark in Marion on Monday, falling hard with a 14-1 loss in five innings.
Granite City dipped to 1-5 on the season.
The Warriors trailed just 2-1 after one inning, but watched as Jacobs scored four times in the second, twice in the third and six times in the fourth to secure the lopsided win.
Austin Bonvicino led the GCHS offense with two hits, while Tyler Wheatley logged the lone RBI.
Gabe Jarman suffered the loss on the mound. Jarman also drilled a triple at the plate for the Warriors.
COLUMBIA HAMMERS OILERS — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers sank to 2-5 on the season with a 15-1 loss in five innings at home Monday to the Columbia Eagles.
The Oilers led 1-0 after one inning before Columbia turned it up. EA-WR committed five errors in the field in the loss.
EA-WR LOSES TO BREESE CENTRAL — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers couldn't figure out Breese Central Monday at home, falling 13-3 in Wood River.
EA-WR slipped to 2-5 on the season with the loss.
The Oilers led 1-0 through two innings and after Central nabbed a 3-1 lead after two and half innings, EA-WR tied it 3-3 in the home half of the third. The Cougars took over after that to cruise to the win.
Peyton Young had two hits and two RBIs, including a double, to pace the Oiler offense.
Morgan Moxey struck out 11 in 7 innings, but suffered the loss in the circle. Moxey had to pitch around 5 EA-WR errors and only 6 of the 13 runs were earned.
KNIGHTS BLANKED BY GILLESPIE — The Gillespie Miners visited Sigmund Bohnet Field on Monday and divvied out a 7-0 defeat to the Metro East Lutheran Knights.
Metro dropped to 1-4 with the loss, while the Miners remained perfect at 6-0.
Gillespie starter Addison Bryant pitched seven innings, fanning 16 and only allowing one hit and one walk.
Sam Kating got the only hit for MELHS, while Olivia Halusan drew the lone walk.
CM FALLS TO LANCERS ON THE ROAD — The Civic Memorial Eagles went to Belleville East on Monday and came away with a 6-1 loss.
CM is now 4-3 after the loss.
The Eagles scattered eight hits, but didn't score until the seventh inning against Lancers' pitcher Kristina Bettis.
Kaylee Klaustermeier and Katelyn Turbyfill each had two hits for CM, while Jenna Parmentier had a double and a RBI. Kaitlynn Wrenn suffered the loss in the circle.
MARQUETTE BLANKS ROXANA — The Marquette Catholic Explorers blanked the Roxana Shells 9-0 on Monday in Roxana.
The Explorers improved to 3-0 with the win. Roxana is 1-2.
In singles, Marquette's Jon Claywell defeated Daniel Pirtle 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1; Nick Berkenbile won over Kyle DeWerff 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2; at No. 3 Daniel McCluskey won 6-0, 6-0 vs. Conner Arnett; Joe Segneri prevailed 6-0, 6-1 over Trustin Dunse at No. 4; Peter Wendle won 6-2, 6-1 against Will Cotter and No. 5 and Zach Hunter bested Michael Flatt 6-1, 6-0 at No. 6.
In doubles action, Claywell and Berkenbile topped DeWerff and Arnett 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1; McCluskey and Nathan Walters won 6-2, 6-0 over Pirtle and Dunse at No. 2 and at No. 3 Segneri andTom Morrissey defeated Flatt and Austin Hall 6-0, 6-0.