Gillespie teams battle for conference supremacy
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Gillespie 1, Hillsboro 0
At Gillespie, MacKenzy Mix scored the lone run Wednesday as the Miners downed Hillsboro 1-0 in a non-conference game.
Rylee Jarman had two of the Miners three hits. Gillespie scored in the second and held on.
Addison Bryant struck out nine and pitched a one-hit shutout.
Mt. Olive 12, Nokomis 1
At Nokomis, Jill Niehaus drove in four runs with a double and home run as Mt. Olive beat the Redskins.
Courtney Kernich added a triple, two singles, three runs and two RBIs. Madison Bollman had three hits and two runs. Brianna Henke and Zoe Murphy also scored two runs each.
Rachael Kernich struck out 10 and walked two, pitching a three-hitter.
North Mac 3, Morrisonville 2
At Morrisonville, Sydney Baines had a two-run go-ahead single in the fifth inning as North Mac rallied past Morrisonville Wednesday.
Hannah Tomasko struck out 14 and pitched a five-hitter for the Panthers.
Gillespie 17, Vandalia 0
At Gillespie, Bryant pitched a no-hitter, striking out 12 as the Miners wrapped up the South Central Conference title Friday afternoon.
A seven-run first and nine-run third ended any doubts.
Bussmann drove in four runs with a double, two singles with two runs. Ally Clay had two hits, three runs and two RBI, and Rylee Sarti had three hits, three runs and three RBIs. Henrichs had two hits, as did Jarman and Bryant.
Gillespie 4, Pleasant Plains 0
At Quincy Notre Dame, the Miners beat Pleasant Plains Saturday with two runs in each of the first two innings.
Mackenzie Kasarda had a home run, two runs and two RBIs, while Jarman scored twice.
Bryant struck out 10 and allowed just one hit.
Notre Dame 2, Gillespie 1
At Quincy, the Miners lost when Quincy Notre Dame scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.
Gillespie had tied the game in the sixth. Kasarda and Lexie Bussman had two hits each for Gillespie.
Sydney Henrichs struck out five and allowed six hits.
Southwestern 4, Brussels 1
At Brussels, the Piasa Birds beat the Raiders by scoring four early runs.
Mallory Novack and Haley Edwards, along with Ashleigh Watts, all had two hits for Southwestern.
Bailee Nixon struck out six to get the win.
GFNW 8, West Central 3
At Greenfield, the Tigers defeated the Cougars Monday in the first round of regionals.
GFNW will face Carrollton on Tuesday.
Kassidy Walters singled, doubled and drove in two runs for the Tigers. Carlye Ornellas had two hits and two runs; Megan Jones had two hits and three RBIs, and Laiken Heavner had two runs, a hit and RBI.
Peyton Arnett got the win, striking out four in four and a third innings. Ornellas pitched two and two-third innings, striking out three.
Bunker Hill 5, North Greene 2
At Bunker Hill, the Minutemaids won a first-round regional matchup from the Spartans and will face Hardin-Calhoun on Tuesday.
Williamsville 7, North Mac 0
At Williamsville, the Bullets shot down the Panthers in a conference contest Wednesday.
Gage Gibson had two hits, as did Jake VanAusdall for North Mac. Jordan Black had a double.
Marquette 17, Mt. Olive 3
At Mt. Olive, the Explorers fell behind 3-0 after one but then ran off 17 straight runs to beat the Wildcats. Max Schwab had two RBIs for the Wildcats, and Andrew Jones had a single, double, run and RBI.
Southwestern 9, Greenfield/NW 2
At Brighton, the Piasa Birds downed the Tigers Wednesday, scoring seven runs over the fifth and sixth innings.
Collin Baumgartner singled, doubled and drove in four runs. Brock Seymour had a single, double, three runs and three RBIs. Ben Lowis had a double, single and run scored.
Eddie Bolin struck out seven over four innings. Seymour struck out six in three innings to get the win.
Vandalia 10, Gillespie 1
At Gillespie, Vandalia avoided a four-way tie for the conference title by beating the Miners Friday afternoon to win the title outright.
Vandalia took charge early with a four-run second and extended the lead from there.
Nick Jarman had an RBI for Gillespie, which had just three hits for the game.
Vandalia finishes 8-1 in conference, with Greenville and Southwestern both 7-2. Gillespie and Staunton were 6-3 in conference.
Carrollton 6, Staunton 4 (13)
At Staunton, the Bulldogs and Hawks played six extra innings before deciding things Saturday.
Staunton went up 2-1 after one, but Carrollton tied it in the seventh, before a four-run 13th pushed the Hawks ahead.
Nick Yates doubled homered and drove in two runs for Staunton. Ryan Best had three hits, while Marcus Karl and Austin Tallman had two hits each.
Staunton pitchers struck out nine and allowed 10 hits over 13 innings.
Staunton 14, Central A&M 5
Also at Staunton, the Bulldogs pulled away from the Raiders with a pair of five-run innings.
Best had a single, double, three RBI and two runs, while Yates had three hits, two runs and three RBIs. Karl had a double, two runs and two RBIs. Alec Piper had a single, double, two runs and two RBIs.
Southwestern 7, Brussels 0
At Brussels, Southwestern scored three runs in the second and three in the sixth en route to their 19th win of the season on Saturday.
Collin Baumgartner drove in three runs with a home run. Ben Lowis had a double and two runs scored.
Lowis struck out seven and allowed one hit over three innings to get the win. Luke Golike struck out four in four innings.
Mt. Olive 13, Tri City 2
At Mt. Olive, a seven-run fifth inning helped Mt. Olive to a win over the Tornadoes.
Mitchell Baumgardner homered and drove in three runs. Bryce Parrish had three doubles, two runs and three RBIs. Jonny Darrah had a double, two singles and two RBIs. Andrew Jones had three hits, three runs and two RBIs. Logan Land had two hits and a run scored.
Caden Monke had 12 strikeouts and allowed two hits for the Wildcats to get the win.
Greenfield/NW 8, Brussels 2
At Greenfield, the Tigers won their regional opener Monday, getting five runs in the second and two in the third to open a big lead.
Hayden Lansaw picked up the win, striking out six, allowing seven hits and two earned runs in a complete game win.
Cole Arnett drove in two runs for the Tigers. Levi Stuart and Wade Stuart each scored two runs.
GFNW will now face Nokomis on Wednesday.