Area softball from Monday

    Sydney Hall homered to start a six-run outburst in the fourth inning and El Paso-Gridley rolled to an 11-5 victory over Heyworth in a Heart of Illinois Conference softball game Monday.
    One of the few games in the are to be played, the Titans scored a run in the first inning and did not trail in improving to 4-6 in the HOIC and 9-11 overall.
    Cheyenne Carr reached with two outs in the first inning and Hall singled two batters later to bring in Carr and give Maegan Stone a lead before she toed the rubber in the circle.
    Hall led off the fourth inning by going yard and start a six-run frame that put the game out of reach. Stone added a run-scoring single and Allie Paternoga deluvered a three-run double as the lead grew to 7-0.
    It could have been better for the Titans but two runners were thrown out at the plate for the first two outs of the inning.
    EPG scored four runs in the fifth without the benefit of a base hit. Three walks and two errors played into the spurt that gave the Titans an 11-1 advantage.
    Stone finished with eight strikeouts and three walks in the circle. She allowed eight base hits.
    Stone had a pair of hits and drove in three runs and Paternoga contributed a double, single and three RBIs. Hall had a homer, single and two RBIs.
Bishop Mac 1, Dwight 0
    KANKAKEE — An unearned run was the difference as Bishop McNamara edged Dwight 1-0 in a nonconference softball game Monday.
    The Fightin' Irish scored their tally in the last of the sixth to move to 20-4 on the season.
    Dwight had trouble in supporting Abby Edwards, who took the loss. Edwards walked two and scattered six hits while striking out eight for the Trojans.
    LynnDee Hale had the lone DTHS base hit.