ROXANA 16, MARQUETTE 5, FIVE INNINGS — Roxana banged out 17 hits and rolled past the rival Explorers in five innings Wednesday inside Gordon Moore Park. The Shells improved to 10-19 with the win, while Marquette sank to 5-14 following the loss.
Freshman Abi Stahlhut paced Roxana with four hits and two RBIs. Abby Palen and Kaylee Stamper chipped in with three hits apiece and Alexis Counts and Olivia Stangler both contributed two hits.
Phoebe Booher helped herself out with a grand slam and five RBIs, while also picking up the win in the circle. Booher threw five innings, fanning five, walking no one and surrendering six hits, while allowing five runs, two earned.
Grace Frost guided the Explorers with two hits and two RBIs. Emma Taylor also had two hits, including a triple, and scored three runs.
Cayli Shinstock was saddled with the loss for Marquette.
HIGHLAND 13, CM 3, SIX INNINGS — The Eagles continued their woes within the Mississippi Valley Conference, dropping to 9-10 overall and 1-5 in the Valley with Wednesday's loss on the road.
CM only mustered three hits, coming from Kaylee Klaustermeier, Jenna Parmentier and Cassie Reed. Klaustermeier and Parmentier each had an RBI in the loss, too.
Kaitlynn Wrenn suffered the loss in the circle.
LEBANON 10, MELHS 5 — The Knights are now 4-17 following Wednesday's loss.
Claire Cunningham and Sami Kasting steered the MELHS offense with three hits apiece. Kastilla Maine drove in two runs in the loss also.
Cierra Frields absorbed the loss in the circle for Metro.
CARLINVILLE 6, EA-WR 3 — With Wednesday's loss the Oilers dipped to 12-15 on the season.
EA-WR squandered two hits and two RBIs at the plate from Heather Martin in the loss. Peyton Young also contributed two hits on the day.
The pitching loss went to Morgan Moxey for the Oilers.
EDWARDSVILLE 3, ROCHESTER 2 — The Tigers kept rolling on Wednesday, beating Class 2A powerhouse Rochester for their 12th consecutive win. EHS is now 15-2-1.
Megan Bowman, Abby Crabtree and Ashlin West all contributed single goals in the victory, while Jane Ann Crabtree and Taylor Hansen each dished out one assist.
Regan Windau had five saves in goal and secured the win for Edwardsville.
GILLESPIE 4, EA-WR 3 — Kara Crutchley of the Oilers had a hat trick, but it wasn't enough, as they lost on Wednesday at home to drop to 3-13-1 on the season.
Shelby Yarbrough had an assist for EA-WR and Becca Richards made six saves in goal in the loss.
The Oilers now turn their attention to the postseason. They play host to Metro East Lutheran at 1 p.m. Saturday in the play-in game of the Class 1A Marquette Regional. The game will be played at the Wood River Soccer Park.
EA-WR 16, CARLINVILLE 4 — The Oilers improved to 12-15 on the season with Wednesday's win.
Luke Wells garnered the win on the mound, fanning eight over six innings. He only allowed two earned runs.
Wells and Blake Marks each had three hits in the victory. Marks contributed four RBIs. Christian Hunter and Blake Weishaupt both had two hits and two RBIs in the triumph.
MELHS 20, EAST ST. LOUS 4, FIVE INNINGS — The Knights improved to 6-19 with Wednesday's lopsided win.
Eli Jacobs paced Metro with four hits and five RBIs in the victory.
Chase Langendorf pitched all five innings to earn the win on the mound for MELHS.
HIGHLAND 7, CM 1 — The Eagles dropped their second straight game and second straight in the Mississippi Valley Conference to fall to 15-12-1 overall and 3-3 in the Valley.
Corey Price had two hits to pace the CM offense, which accumulated eight hits as a team.
Jack Walker was tagged with the loss on the hill.
STAUNTON 2, ROXANA 0 — With the shutout loss on Wednesday, the Shells slipped to 10-17 overall and 6-2 in the South Central Conference.
Roxana only mustered three hits in the league loss. Trace Gentry, Zach Golenor and Blake Vandiver had one hit each. Golenor had the lone extra-base hit with a double.
Tanner Davis was the tough-luck loser, despite fanning six, walking just one, scattering five hits and only surrendering one earned run.
MARQUETTE 8, WATERLOO 1 — The Explorers kept their hot season sizzling, improving to 10-1 with Wednesday's win.
In singles they swept the field, receiving wins from: Jon Claywell (No. 1), Nick Berkenbile (No. 2), Daniel McCluskey (No. 3), Joe Segneri (No. 4), Peter Wendle (No. 5) and Nick McCune (No. 6).
Doubles victories came from: Claywell/Berkenbile (No.1) and McCluskey/Nathan Walters (No. 2).