Youth leagues from Monday and the weekend
Close games were the rule as the youth leagues entered their second week of play this season at the Rec-Plex.
Jr. Miss Softball
Clark Hose got past Peg’s Kakes 16-10 in the late Junior Miss Softball contest Monday. Natalie Taylor earned the game ball for Clark Hose with a pair of hits and four runs batted in for Clark Hose. Olivia Lindsay also had a pair of hits and four RBIs while Rio Casillas led the team with three safeties while driving three runs. Olivia Yedinak contributed two hits and two RBIs.
Bella Murphy got the game ball for Peg’s Kakes after her tour in the circle. Brooke Burger had two hits and three RBIs while April Thompson collected two hits and two RBIs.
Abraham Masonry 8, IAWC 6
The first game of the night saw Abraham Masonry edge Illinois American Water Company 8-6.
Emma Reilly led the way with a double, single and two runs batted in for Abraham. Frankie Landrus-Bennett tripled and drove in three runs and Carlie Mackinson had a hit and RBI.
Naveah Maroon had the hot bat for IAWC with a double, single and three RBIs. Trinity Miller, Raeleigh Wayman and Karly Stanbery each drove in runs with hits.
Sr. Miss Softball
AFSCME slipped past 119 Printing 9-8 in Senior Miss Softball play. Caitlynn Vernia got the win after fanning five in the circle for AFSCME. She helped her cause with a double and two runs batted in. Haylie Moss contributed two hits and scored twice. Erin Lewis and Bailey Dalrymple also scored twice and Sydney Schneeman scored once. Kim Deutschmann drove in a run.
Kailey Conkle had four RBIs while stroking a two-base hit for 119 Printing. Brooklyn Pennington scored three times while Sierra Borrego scored twice and Anneka Esposito crossed the plate once.
Animal Wellness Center chalked up a 7-4 win over Wright’s Furniture in Rookie League play.
Michael Viti led the way for Animal Wellness Center with a double and single while Braden Haase also had two hits. Lincoln Stanbery, Braden Quas, Cullen Marsack and Patrick Diaz each singled.
OSF Orthopedics had six players with two base hits in driving past Heller Motors 10-0.
Charlie Sipe tripled and singled while Johnny Finnegan stroked a double and single for OSF Orthopedics. Noah Davis, Anderson Horning, Owen Masching and Joshua Hartke had two hits apiece while Chancey Hoss had a two-base hit. TJ Murphy singled.
Traer Bauman had a double and single for Heller Motors. Jackson Harder, Enrique Pina and Drew Lauritsen had one hit apiece.
Country Financial erupted for eight runs in the fourth inning to get past Coats Performance 11-8 in Little League play.
Coats led 4-3 after scoring four runs in the second inning, and it stayed that way until the top of the fourth, when Country came to bat. When Coats had a final chance to hit, it trailed 11-4. Coats Performance did score four runs in coming up short in the final frame.
Jackson Crawford homered and Ryson Eilts had a double and single for Country. Duncan Eilts and Zayn Eilts each singled.
Jack Bertsche collected a double, single and drove in four runs for Coats Performance. Amare Curtiss also had two hits and Clayton Shaver and Finan Krenz each singled.
Fraher Ford won the battle of dealerships but it was close, a 1-0 decision over Heller Motors.
Cayden Masching, Aiden Wink, Mason Ziegler and Hudson Simmons each had hits for Fraher.
Cale Christenson and Logan Henry had hits for Heller.
Dairy Queen 5, OSF Orthopedics 3
Brody Karr and Durham Fenton each drove in two runs to lead Dairy Queen to a 5-3 win over OSF Orthopedics. Aron Trevino had two hits while Karr and Fenton each had a hit and two RBIs for DQ. Aden Brummel also had a hit and RBI while Michael Hendershott and Marco Casillas each had one hit.
Aiden Prendergast drove in two runs and had a base hit. Owen Masching also had a hit and RBI with Charlie Sipe, Noah Davis, Chancey Haas and Daylen Orsowy contributed one hit apiece.
BDI Plumbing overwhelmed Coats Performance 20-4 in Little League play.
Ethan Gonder had a triple, double and single for BDI, while Hayden DuVall also had three hits. Wyatt Berry and Hunter Melvin each collected two hits with Brayden Stroh and Shannon Law recording a single apiece.
Trenton Blackwell had a double, single and run batted in for Coats Performance. Ashton Peacock also had two hits, including a double, and Cam Gillette singled.
Sr. Miss Softball
Old Log Cabin got off to a goos start and was able to hold off AFSCME for a 10-7 win in Senior Miss softball. Old Log Cabin scored six runs in the top of the first inning but AFSCME bounced back with five in the bottom of the frame.
Audrey Sutton, Adriann Sutton, Aleigha Boldt and Paige Burns each scored two runs for Old Log Cabin. Ivy Espinosa and Tatum Runyon scored once.
Danielle Lewis had two hits, drove in a run and scored for AFSCME. Caitlynn Vernia also had a hit, RBI and scored while Bailey Dalrymple had a double and RBI. Brooklyn Romani, Erin Lewis and Sydney Schneeman each scored.
Jr. Miss Softball
Peg’s Kakes rallied in its final at bat to eke out a 12-11 win over Illinois American Water Company in Junior Miss softball.
Peg’s trailed 11-8 heading into the bottom of the final frame. Four runs later, the game, which had gone back forth from the outset, was over when Lily Fetgatter delivered the winning run with two outs. Fetgatter got the game ball for her heroics.
Sofia Karr, Alex Martinez and Zoey Cooper each had two hits for Peg’s Kakes.
Navaeh Maroon collected two hits, three runs batted in and the game ball for IAWC. Kori-Maye Johnson, Myley Remkus and Trinity Miller each had two hits, as well.
Clark Hose 8, Abraham Masonry 4
Clark Hose collected nine base hits en route to an 8-4 win over Abraham Masonry.
Rio Casillas, Addison Dearth and Natalie Taylor had two hits apiece for Clark Hose. Keely Hoffman, Kassondra Poshard and Hannah Foster each singled. Casillas was awarded the game ball.
Emma Reilly paced the Abraham offense with two hits. Carlie Mackinson, Frankie Landrus-Bennett, India Mattingly and Emma Cook each had one safety. Miranda Glenn was award the game ball.