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Central limits Western's response to falling behind

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- The Western softball team had one answer for a Central outburst. It didn't have a second. The Lady Panthers grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first inning, only to see the Wildcats respond with three runs in the top of the second.

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Two-run homer in sixth sends Griggsville-Perry to loss

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. Cassidy Abbott drilled a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday to lead the Jacksonville Routt softball team past visiting Griggsville-Perry 2-1. Jordan Brite had three hits and a third-inning RBI for the Tornadoes. S

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Dooley has huge day for Illini West

MACOMB, Ill. -- Illini West leadoff hitter Daytona Dooley had a single, a double and two home runs, drove in four runs and scored four times in a 16-0 victory over Macomb on Tuesday. Illini West had 21 hits. Ali Bliss had four hits and scored three times f

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Brown County gets 16 hits, 11 walks in easy victory

WINCHESTER, Ill. -- Hailey Alsup had three hits, drove in three runs and scored once, and all of Brown County's nine starters reached base in a 12-0 victory over Winchester West-Central. The Hornets had 16 hits and drew 11 walks while Winchester West-Centr

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Howell's single drives in winning run for Payson Seymour

PAYSON, Ill. Natalie Howell singled in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday to lead the Payson Seymour softball team past Western 4-3. Howell's game-winning hit came with two outs and on a 3-2 count, and it scored Emily Schreacke f

Hildebrand's double in seventh wins game for Central
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Hildebrand's double in seventh wins game for Central

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Brianna Hildebrand's seventh-inning walk-off double drove in the winning run for the Central softball team in a 3-2 victory over West Central Conference opponent West Hancock on Tuesday. McKenzie Hall's fourth-inning home run tied the g

Fi-Neally: Pitcher shuts down QND in seventh as QHS ends crosstown losing streak
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Fi-Neally: Pitcher shuts down QND in seventh as QHS ends crosstown losing streak

Abbie Neally fell to her knees and yelled after recording the last strikeout. Her Quincy High School softball teammates quickly mobbed her in the circle. The celebration had the feel of winning a regional championship, but QHS had reason to enjoy a regular season victory Monday night.

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Nall drives in three runs for Central

BEARDSTOWN, Ill. Jacey Nall scored three runs and drove in three runs Monday to help the Central softball team defeat 8-1. Nall gave Central its first lead of the day on a two-run double in the third inning. Central went on to score three more runs in

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Pence throws two-hitter for Illini West

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Lara Pence allowed one run and two hits while striking out 13 as the lllini West softball team held Brown County to just two hits in a 9-1 victory Monday afternoon. Illini West captured the lead in the first inning on Hannah Wood's sacrif

Payson Seymour's Schieferdecker strikes out nine in no-hitter
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Payson Seymour's Schieferdecker strikes out nine in no-hitter

PAYSON, Ill. -- Tori Schieferdecker's nine-strikeout no-hitter powered the Payson Seymour softball team to a 10-0 victory over Southeastern Monday afernoon. Schieferdecker's only flaw was one walk in her six innings of work. She also helped out at the plat