STAUNTON 15, EA-WR 9 — The Oilers saw their season come to an end in the Class 2A Southwestern Regional semifinals on Wednesday. EA-WR closed the season with a 15-19 record.
Staunton built a 7-0 lead after two innings and scored in every inning on the way to the win. Seven errors hindered the Oilers' success. EA-WR outhit the Bulldogs 12-10 in the game.
Haley Shewmake, Carly Campbell, Courtney Beneke and Heather Martin and banged out two hits apiece for the Oilers. Campbell smacked a pair of doubles and had four RBIs, while Martin swatted a home run and drove in two in the season-ending loss.
Morgan Moxey suffered the loss in the circle.
Staunton advances to meet top-seeded Dupo at 11 a.m. Saturday in the regional championship game at Southwestern High. Dupo beat the host Piasa Birds 9-2 on Wednesday.
ALTON 21, CAHOKIA 1, FIVE INNINGS — Alton improved to 21-7 with the lopsided victory on Wednesday.
Savannah Fisher and Rachel McCoy highlighted a 15-hit attack for the Redbirds by each launching home runs. Fisher, Sydney Hartman, Miranda Hudson, Katelyn Presley and Tami Wong all collected two hits to pace the offense. Hartman and Wong had a team-high three RBIs.
Fisher logged the win in the circle.
O'FALLON 11, EDWARDSVILLE 8 — The Tigers dropped their first Southwestern Conference game on Wednesday on the road, sinking their overall record to 22-5 and their league mark to 11-1.
EHS scored seven of its eight runs in the sixth and seventh innings, but it was little too late.
Jordan Corby paced the offense with two hits, including a homer, and four RBIs. Joining Corby with two hits were: Rachel Anderson and Emma Lewis.
Jordan Garella absorbed the loss in the circle.
ALTON 27, EAST ST. LOUIS 1, FIVE INNINGS — The lopsided victory allowed the Redbirds to improve to 21-11 overall on the season and 7-5 in the Southwestern Conference. It snapped a three-game losing skid for AHS.
Freshman Robbie Taul had a huge day, going 5-for-5 at the plate with a whopping 9 RBIs. He swatted a pair of doubles to pace his performance.
Seth Boschert enjoyed a fruitful day too, going 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored. Boschert had a triple.
Jon Witt got the win on the hill.
EDWARDSVILLE 9, GRANITE CITY 0 — EHS' win at Tom Pile Field on Wednesday elevated the program to 27-5 overall and 11-3 in the Southwestern Conference. The lowly Warriors plummeted to 4-28 and 2-10 with the defeat.
Edwardsville was led by three hits and four RBIs off of the bat of Jake Garella. Collin Clayton complemented him with two hits and three stolen bases in the win.
Trey Riley pocketed the win on the mound in five innings of work. Andrew Frank and Jordan Yenne each tossed a scoreless inning of relief to combine for the shutout.
Granite City was directed by B.J. Niesporek and Jordan James, who had its only two hits.
Sam Watson took the loss on the hill for the Warriors.
MARQUETTE 13, CAHOKIA 3, FIVE INNINGS — The Explorers raised their record to .500 at 14-14 with Wednesday's win at Lloyd Hopkins Field.
Trey Aguirre and Liam Maher both had two hits to steer the offense, while Aguirre had a team-best two RBIs. Each smacked a double in the win.
Jacob File was credited with the triumph on the mound for Marquette.
WATERLOO 6, CM 0 — With the shutout on Wednesday, the Eagles dipped to 16-14-1 on the season and 4-5 in the Mississippi Valley Conference.
Brandon Hampton had two hits to lead the CM offense. Jack Walker was the loser on the mound.