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Griggsville-Perry gives up two in sixth in one-run loss

GREENFIELD, Ill. -- Jordan Brite's strong pitching wasn't enough Tuesday for the Griggsville-Perry softball team in a 3-2 loss to Greenfield. The Tornadoes scored two runs on an error and a single to take a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth, but the Tigers

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Merryman had four hits, four RBIs for Pittsfield
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Merryman had four hits, four RBIs for Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Kennedy Merryman had four hits, 4 RBIs and a walk Tuesday to lead the Pittsfield softball team past Southeastern 14-8. The Suns scored seven runs, all with two outs, in the fourth inning to take a 7-4 lead. Avery Waner had a two-run sin

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Beardstown errors help West Hancock win with four in seventh

HAMILTON, Ill. -- West Hancock scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Beardstown 4-3 Tuesday. Brianna Dean led off the bottom of the seventh with a double, Anna Walker walked and Erynn Gerhardt reached on an error to load the bases. Dean an

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Five-run first puts Unity in command

MENDON, Ill. -- The Unity softball team used a five-run first inning en route to an 11-1 mercy-rule victory over Payson Seymour Tuesday. After the Indians took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, the Mustangs wasted little time responding, using RBI singles fr

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Unity limited to three hits in road loss

BEARDSTOWN, Ill. -- Unity pitcher Jordan Hildebrand allowed just one hit, but the Mustangs lost 3-2 to Beardstown in softball action Monday night. All three of Beardstown's runs came in the bottom of the first inning as Hildebrand walked four batters and t

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Brite strikes out 13, tosses three-hitter for Griggsville-Perry

GRIGGSVILLE, Ill. -- Jordan Brite struck out 13 batters and allowed just three hits as the Griggsville-Perry softball team defeated Western 4-2 on Monday. Devin Battefeld hit a solo home run in bottom of the third inning, then Brite helped herself three ba

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Payson Seymour rally in seventh not enough to catch Liberty

PAYSON, Ill. -- The Liberty softball team scored five runs in the fourth inning, then held off a furious Payson Seymour rally in the seventh to win 8-7 on Monday. Liberty was trailing 2-1 when it scored five runs in the top of the fourth, highlighted by Av

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QHS can't rally from early deficit

QUINCY -- The Quincy High School softball team fell behind early and was unable to recover in a 10-6 loss to Alton on Monday. Alton struck for six runs in the first two innings off starting pitcher Taylor Ferretti to take control. The Blue Devils (0-2) sco

Capsule look at the Illinois high school softball teams
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Capsule look at the Illinois high school softball teams

Brown County Coach: David Woodruff (23-9 at Brown County, second season; fourth season overall). 2016 record: 23-9 (8-0, first place in the Western Illinois Valley Conference). Returning starters: P-3B Alissa Hodge, Jr.; OF-2B Bre Gooding, Soph.; C Chloe

Five burning questions to be answered during softball season
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Five burning questions to be answered during softball season

The area softball scene is shaping up to be incredibly competitve. Five teams won 20 more games last season. Seven new coaches inherit rosters filled with talented underclassmen. And one team has the potential to be considered a state tournament...