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Mother Nature helps Illini West escape with title

HAVANA, Ill. -- As the top-seeded Illini West softball team watched its eight-run lead in Monday's Class 2A Havana Regional championship game dwindle, it was looking for anything to slow Beardstown's rally. Mother Nature lent a helping hand. The fifth-seed

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Miller hurls Mustangs to regional title
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Miller hurls Mustangs to regional title

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Addi Miller didn't do anything fancy. She simply stayed in control. The sophomore pitcher struck out nine, stranded three runners in scoring position and guided the Unity softball team to the championship of the Class 1A Brown Count

QHS pounds out 24 hits in sweep
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QHS pounds out 24 hits in sweep

QUINCY -- The Quincy High School softball team combined for 24 hits in a 7-1, 14-4 doubleheader sweep of Macomb on Thursday afternoon. QHS (12-18) scored three runs in the first inning of the first game on a bases-loaded walk to Megan Bridgman, a sacrific

Central gets closer to possible rematch with Calhoun
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Central gets closer to possible rematch with Calhoun

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Thursday's 5-0 victory over Liberty in the Class 1A Central Regional title game was simply one step back to where the Central softball team wants to be. The regional title was the Lady Panthers' fourth straight, and they will play Tues

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Big first-inning sends Brown County to regional title game

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Brown County scored five runs in the first inning, highlighted by two-run doubles by Alyssa Hodge and Hallie Laning, and defeated Western 13-3 in a softball semifinal in the Class 1A Brown County Regional. The Hornets had 11 hits. K

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Liberty combines 13 hits with 13 Griggsville-Perry errors to reach regional final

GRIGGSVILLE, Ill. -- Liberty had 13 hits and took advantage of 13 Griggsville-Perry errors to win 21-11 on Wednesday in a Class 1A Central Regional softball semifinal. Griggsville (10-15) led 5-2 after the first inning, but Mikayla Higdon's two-run singl

Wilson's record-tying HR can't prevent QND regional loss
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Wilson's record-tying HR can't prevent QND regional loss

A back-and-forth 7-5 loss to Midwest Central in the Class 2A Quincy Notre Dame Regional semifinals on Tuesday wrapped up QND's softball season. It meant the Raiders (15-13) would fail to win 20 games for the first time since 2003. "It's a tough loss. It's a tough game," senior catcher Carly Wilson said. "Today just wasn't our day." It was Wilson's day, however.

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Fundel has big day for Central in regional opener

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Gracee Fundel had three hits and three RBIs to lead Central past Payson Seymour Tuesday 10-0 in five innings in a Class 1A Central Regional softball semifinal. The Panthers (27-7) scored five runs in the first inning behind RBI singles

Miller tosses no-hitter, Hildebrand hits two homers for Unity
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Miller tosses no-hitter, Hildebrand hits two homers for Unity

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Addison Miller pitched a no-hitter and Jordan Hildebrand hit two home runs during Unity's 10-0, five-inning victory over Triopia in a Class 1A Brown County Regional softball semifinal on Tuesday. It was the second no-hitter this sea

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Boston pitches two-hit shutout for Illini West

HAVANA, Ill. -- Blair Boston tossed a two-hitter and struck out seven to lead the Illini West softball team to a 9-0 victory over Rushville-Industry in the Class 2A Havana Regional. Illini West (25-5-1) scored three first-inning runs, highlighted by RBI s