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Chargers unable to avoid trouble in sixth

FARMINGTON, Ill. -- Through five scoreless innings Wednesday, Illini West pitcher Blair Boston didn't allow the Brimfield softball team to get a runner past second base. The Chargers didn't put up quite as good of a roadblock in the sixth inning.

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Blue Devils no match for Rock Island's Peters
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Blue Devils no match for Rock Island's Peters

MOLINE -- Quincy High School coach Darrell Henze knew exactly what he was going to see in Tuesday's Class 4A Moline Regional softball semifinal at Bob Seitz Field. He had seen something like it many times before. He wasn't thinking about having seen Rock I

Brown County strands tying, winning runs in seventh inning
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Brown County strands tying, winning runs in seventh inning

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- The Brown County softball team didn't have a batter reach base since the fourth, but two errors gave the Hornets runners on first and second base with one out as they trailed Hardin Calhoun by a run. "We just needed two more base hits,"

Bottom of order comes through in Central victory
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Bottom of order comes through in Central victory

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- The outlook was bleak for the Central softball team as it entered the bottom of the seventh inning. Central trailed 1-0 and had its sixth, seventh and eighth hitters due to bat. They were a combined 1 for 6 with three strikeouts at that

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First-inning run only offense Griggsville-Perry can muster

CARROLLTON, Ill. -- Jordan Brite's double in the first inning brought home the only run scored by the Griggsville-Perry softball team in a 5-1 loss to North Greene in the Class 1A Carrollton Regional championship game on Monday. Brianna Brown led off the f

Nall tosses no-hitter, Central wins regional
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Nall tosses no-hitter, Central wins regional

MENDON, Ill. -- The Central softball team made good use of its opportunities Saturday. Among the five runs the Panthers scored, they scored on a passed ball, an error, a bases-loaded walk and a steal of home. It was enough for Central to win the Class 1A r

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Big fifth inning delivers Hornets regional title

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- The Brown County softball team turned a one-run deficit into a three-run lead by scoring four times in the bottom of the fifth inning on the way to a 4-2 victory over Jacksonville Routt in the Class 1A Jacksonville Routt Regional titl

Illini West seizes momentum in fourth inning to win regional
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Illini West seizes momentum in fourth inning to win regional

HAMILTON, Ill. -- The West Hancock softball team had a chance to get back in the game in top of the fourth but missed. The Illini West softball team had a chance to put the game away in the bottom of the fourth, and it didn't miss. The Titans left the base

Dirty Dozen: Fielding woes cost QND in regional semifinal
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Dirty Dozen: Fielding woes cost QND in regional semifinal

HAMILTON, Ill. -- The West Hancock softball team lost 16-1 three weeks ago to Quincy Notre Dame, but it turned the tables on the Raiders on Wednesday. The Titans took advantage of 12 errors and posted a 14-4 victory in the semifinals of the Class 2A Warsaw

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One strike from victory, Payson Seymour loses in eight innings

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- The Payson Seymour softball team had a four-run lead and was one strike away from playing for the regional championship, but Jacksonville Routt scored four times in the seventh and once in the eighth to win 5-4 in a Class 1A Jacksonv