Freshman's changeup keeps QHS off balance
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Freshman's changeup keeps QHS off balance

Freshman pitcher Lexi Schaffer already does one thing in the circle that Quincy Notre Dame softball coach Eric Orne likes. "She mixes her pitches up really well," he said. "The changeup is a pitch where she doesn't always get the strikeout, but she gets outs."

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Nine-run sixth inning seals victory for Payson Seymour
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Nine-run sixth inning seals victory for Payson Seymour

AUGUSTA, Ill. -- Kaylee Burgess had three hits and two RBIs to lead the Payson Seymour softball team to a 16-4 victory over Southeastern on Monday night. Burgess hit a two-run double in the first inning that helped the Indians take a 3-1 lead. Payson Seym

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West Hancock starts fast in victory over Unity

MENDON, Ill. -- The West Hancock softball team seized the momentum early, scoring seven runs in the top of the first inning, to beat Unity 13-7 Monday afternoon. The Titans had three hits and three walks and took advantage of two errors in the inning. Unit

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Griggsville-Perry wins long game, short game in sweep

GRIGGSVILLE, Ill. -- The Griggsville-Perry softball team earned two victories over Western in a doubleheader on Monday night, winning 12-11 and 3-1. The Tornadoes (9-11) needed nine innings to win the first game. Four runs in the seventh inning gave West

McDowell helps Chargers take command early
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McDowell helps Chargers take command early

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Lara Pence pitched shutout four innings and allowed one hit for the Illini West softball team in a 17-0 victory over Brown County on Monday. Illini West scored five runs in the first, with Gracie McDowell contributing an RBI double

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Beardstown's Dour outduels Central's Nall

CAMP POINT, Ill.-- Jacey Nall pitched seven scoreless innings for Central, but Beardstown's Alyssa Dour no-hit the Panthers through 5 2/3 innings and helped the Tigers win 2-1 in eight innings on Monday. Mady Wear hit a double with two outs in the fifth to

Wingerter developing into leader for Blue Devils
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Wingerter developing into leader for Blue Devils

QUINCY When asked about her batting average on the season, Quincy High School softball catcher Roni Wingerter had a quick answer. "It's .600," she said with a smirk. "My dad has GameChanger (an online statistical service) so he tells me where I'm at every

Raiders have mixed bag of results in tripleheader
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Raiders have mixed bag of results in tripleheader

QUINCY -- Eric Orne has to remind himself that five freshmen start for the Quincy Notre Dame softball team. The Raiders have felt the ups and downs of growing pains throughout the spring, but Orne expects the Raiders to have the same effort every game. "I

Blue Devils held scoreless again in WB6 doubleheader
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Blue Devils held scoreless again in WB6 doubleheader

QUINCY -- The Quincy High School softball team didn't score for the second straight Western Big Six Conference doubleheader. The Blue Devils suffered losses of 19-0 and 11-0 to Rock Island Alleman Friday afternoon at the QHS field. Quincy (8-8, 0-6 WB6) mu

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QHS makes one comeback, can't complete another

ALTON, Ill. -- The Quincy High School softball team trailed by four runs, rallied to tie the game but lost 9-5 to Alton on Saturday. Quincy's Hannah Fuglaar hit a three-run home run in the third inning, and Taylor Frink's RBI single tied the game. Alton sc