Area softball from Monday and the weekend
Pontiac managed just three base hits, but one was a single up the middle from Jordan Weber that drove in two runs and gave the Indians a 2-0 victory over Bloomington in nonconference softball at Williamson Field Monday afternoon.
It was a pitcher's duel throughout as Pontiac's two hurlers kept Bloomington in check and the Tribe had trouble connecting with BHS pitching. The only real scoring opportunity was the bottom of the fourth inning.
That's when the Indians plates their two runs. Kailey Brinkman singled and Amanda Fox reached on an error. Courtesy runners Maddi Stark (for Brinkman) and Rebecca Rich (for Fox) were in scoring position when Weber singled up the middle. Both runners scored to make it 2-0.
Regan Krause came on in the fifth inning and picked up where Fox left off in tossing shutout ball. Both allowed just one hit while Fox fanned four and Krause struck out three while walking two.
Brinkman, Weber and haley rice each had one hit for the Indians, who have a busy week ahead, weather-permitting.
WASHINGTON — Krause drove in the winning run as Pontiac defeated host Washington 4-2 in an eight-inning game at the Washington Tournament. Weber added a sacrifice fly to drive in an insurance marker.
Madisyn Webster had two hits while Emma Jacobs doubled and drove in a run for the Tribe. Brinkman, Krause and Weber each had one hit and one RBI. Stark and Fox each singled.
Krause went the eight innings, allowing four hits and three walks while striking out 14.
Pontiac then lost 3-1 in eight inning to Williamsville to take fourth place. Fox took the loss in going the distance. She fanned six and scattered seven hits. Krause and Sydney Barnett each singled and doubled while Fox, Weber, Stark and Aysha Willis each singled.
Krause was named all-tourney.
Lexington 5, Fieldcrest 3
MINONK — An unearned run in the first inning put Lexington ahead. A pair of runs in the seventh sealed a 5-3 Heart of Illinois Conference victory over Fieldcrest at Veterans Park.
Jayden Standish reached on an error in the first frame and Raelyn Payne, who opened the game with a base hit, scored. The Minutemen led the rest of the way.
Lexington added two runs in the top of the fifth inning as Sydney Kunkel and Standish each had RBI singles.
The Knights got on the board in the bottom of the fifth when Kianna Klendworth drove in Lexi Jochums with a single. Jochums had bunted to reach, stole second and was on third when Klendworth singled.
Alaina Tjaden led off the sixth with a single and scored on Emma Lorton's sacrifice fly, making it 3-2.
Lexington's seventh opened with Payne reaching on a three-base error. She scored on Emma White's bunt single. White scored on a Standish triple.
Addie Goodrich scored for Fieldcrest in the last of the seventh on a Tjaden hit.
Standish had three hits, including a triple, and drove in two runs for the Minutemen. Payne had two hits and Carlee Lype doubled. White and Kunkel each had a hit and RBI while Kaitlyn Tammen also singled.
Riley Michal scattered 10 hits but walked one and fanned three in picking up the win for Lexington. Lorton took the loss for Fieldcrest after allowing nine hits and a walk while fanning eight.
Jochums, Goodrich and Kennedi Salz each had two hits for the Knights while Klendworth and Tjaden had a hit and RBI each and Emma Fortner and Alivia Tjaden had one hit apiece.
Tri-Valley 3, EPG 2
DOWNS — Tri-Valley made a three-run first inning stand in edging El Paso-Gridley 3-2 in HOIC play Monday.
Maegan Stone threw five shutout innings after a rocky beginning. She finished with five punchouts for the Titans.
EPG scored twice in the top of the seventh and left runners on second and third in making a comeback bid. Cheyenne Carr drove in both runs with a double. She added another two-base earlier in the game. Sam Seggerman also had a two-base hit.
Over the weekend, EPG lost 10-0 to Eureka in HOIC play on Friday and blanked Midland 12-0 on Saturday.
Stone got the decision in both games. She struck out three against Eureka. Carr had a double and Ali Faulk singled for EPG.
Against Midland, Stone set down eight on strikes and gave up two hits. The Titans scored seven runs in the first inning to take control.
Morgan Ryder had three hits, including a double, and drove in two runs. Stone helped herself with a pair of doubles and Seggerman also had a pair of two-base hits. Alli Paternoga singled.
Iroquois West 13, Tri-Point 1
KEMPTON — Iroquois West was too much for Tri-Point as the Raiders topped the Chargers 13-1 in nonconference softball.
Anicah Bruner took the loss for The Point. Raele Lane had a two-base hit for the Chargers and Sam Bielawski singled home a run.