Prep Tuesday: Cavaliers pick up key conference win
CARLINVILLE (April 18, 2018) – Carlinville’s girls’ soccer team stayed unbeaten in conference play Tuesday night with a hard-fought 1-0 defensive battle victory over Hillsboro.
Carlinville is 10-1, 5-0 and atop the South Central Conference standings. Hillsboro dropped to 8-2-1, 2-2 in the conference. Carlinville hosts an improving Southwestern team on Thursday evening at Loveless Park.
The game featured just eight shots total for both teams, all of which were taken by the Cavaliers. Carlinville’s defense once again held an opponent without a shot on goal in the contest. They’ve done that multiple times this season.
The lone goal came in the first half at the 19:20 mark. Gabby Marchiori assisted on Adriann Welte’s goal to make it 1-0, and Sarah DeNeve and company made it hold up.
Carlinville had all six corner kicks attempted in the game, and had three fouls to two for Hillsboro.
Elsewhere in the SCC, Staunton shutout Greenville 2-0 behind goals from Mia Ross and Hollie Bekeske. North Mac lost 2-1 at home to Athens despite a goal from Emily Harris, unassisted.
Track and Field
CARLINVILLE – The 31st annual Carlinville Relays went off without bad weather Tuesday at Carlinville High School.
Pleasant Plains swept the team titles. The Cardinals won the girls’ division with 84 points, followed by Hillsboro 64; Staunton 58; Jersey 58 and Carlinville 48. On the boys side, Plains had 88 points to Carlinville’s 80; Staunton 54; Jersey 52 and Hillsboro 48.
Result winners and Carlinville results are as follows:
Boys high jump – 1. Tristen Tewes (Plains) 6-4; 2. Michael Douglas 6-0; 4. Will Walton 5-8.
Boys pole vault – 1. Isaac Daugherty 13-0; 4. Dustin Roberts 11-6.
Boys long jump relay – 1. Max Rogers 19-8.; 6. Cameron Rainey 17-5.5.
Boys triple jump – 1. M.Rogers 40-6.25; 4. W.Walton 37-5.75
Discus – 1. Chase Schmitt (Plains) 146-2; 2. Daniel Card 136-4; 4. Tyler Emmons 122-8.
Shot put – 1. Daniel Card 46-7.5; 4. Gabe Long 40-7.
Mixed 4 x 800 meter relay – 1. Plains 9:24.68; 5. Carlinville 11:24.39
4 x 100 relay – 1. Plains 44.56
Mixed 4 x 100 relay frosh/soph – 1. Jersey 51.98; 4. Carlinville 55.65
Mixed 4 x 105 meter shuttle hurdle – 1. Plains 1:07.84; 4. Carlinville 1:13.42.
Mixed 800 sprint medley fresh/soph – 1. Hillsboro 1:51.93; 3. Carlinville 2:11.10
Boys 800 sprint medley – 1. Carlinville 1:40.76.
Boys distance medley – 1. Plains 11:27.22; 2. Carlinville 11:45.92
Mixed 4 x 100 meter relay thrower – 1. Hillsboro 52.81; 5. Carlinville 1:06.31
Mixed 4 x 400 meter relay frosh/soph – 1. Plains 4:09.68; 4. Carlinville 4:37.79
Boys 4 x 400 relay – 1. Plains 3:29.94; 2. Carlinville 3:31.05
Girls 4 x 100 meter relay – 1. Hillsboro 52.53; 5. Carlinville 1:07.68.
Girls 800 sprint medley – 1. Hillsboro 2:00.53; 5. Carlinville 2:25.20
Boys 4 x 200 meter relay – 1. Staunton 1:38.14.
Girls 4 x 200 meter relay – 1. Hillsboro 1:52.09.
Girls distance medley – 1. Plains 14:20.12.
Girls 4 x 400 meter relay – 1. Plains 4:22.35; 2. Carlinville 4:53.33..
Girls high jump – 1. Ashlyn Papin (Hillsboro) 5-0; 5. Elsa Mefford 4-2; 10. Macy Walker 3-6.
Girls pole vault – 1. Emma Smith, 12-0.
Girls long jump – 1. Kortney Klockenga (Plains) 14-8.25; 3. MacKenzie Moyer 13-4.25; 4. E.Smith 12-7.
Triple jump – 1. Kylie Meier (Hillsboro) 30-8.5.
Discus – 1. M.Walker 109-3; 5. H.Wills 74-3
Shot put – 1. H.Wills 30-10; 8. Cheyenne Hackwirth-Work 19-11.
Litchfield 6, Carlinville 3
CARLINVILLE – Litchfield scored five unanswered runs in the middle innings to steal a 6-3 win from Carlinville Tuesday afternoon at Loveless Park.
Tucker Hughes singled, went to second on a walk, stole third and scored on an error in the first inning to give the Cavaliers a quick 1-0 lead.
Litchfield responded with three runs in the third and two runs in the fifth inning. Andrew DeLaCruz had a two-run single in the third for Litchfield and Billy Beckham followed with an RBI-double.
In the fifth, DeLaCruz had an RBI single and Beckham an RBI-double.
Carlinville scored twice in the sixth inning on a two-run single by Joe Fraser. A sacrifice fly in the seventh by Reece Kulick gave Litchfield insurance.
Garrett Campbell took the loss, pitching six innings, allowing seven hits, five earned runs, two walks and struck out 11 Purple Panthers. Jake Ambuel threw one inning, allowing an unearned run on one hit with one strikeout.
Kulick picked up the win for the Purple Panthers, pitching six innings, allowing just three hits and striking out seven.
Fraser had two RBIs for Carlinville, while Kyle Dixon and Hughes had the only other hits. Colton DeLong scored a run, as did Dixon and Hughes. Dixon had two of the team’s five stolen bases.
DeLaCruz had three hits and three RBIs with two runs; Beckham had two doubles, a single and two RBIs and Tanner Odle scored twice for Litchfield.
The Cavs (3-5, 1-3 in the SCC) host Southwestern in non-conference competition Thursday, and head to Staunton on Friday.
Staunton 10, Gillespie 2
GILLESPIE – It was closer than the final would indicate, as Staunton scored eight runs in the seventh to break a 2-all tie and roll past the Miners.
Staunton led 2-0 until the fourth when Gillespie tied it, which is the way it stood nutil the seventh.
Nick Yates had three hits, including a triple and scored twice for Staunton; Cy Cox had two hits, including a double, driving in three runs; Marcus Karl had two hits; Devin Ray had a single, double and two RBIs Cullen McBride had three hits and two runs and Griffin Bianco drove in two runs.
Rylee Bernot and Gavin Brown drove in runs for Gillespie (5-6, 1-3).
McBride picked up the win for Staunton (7-1, 3-0), striking out eight over three and two-third innings of relief. Yates pitched three and a third innings, striking out five.
Bernot started and pitched into the sixth inning, striking out seven.
Calhoun 8, Greenfield/NW 7
HARDIN – Hardin-Calhoun scored twice in the seventh to walk-off Greenfield/Northwestern Tuesday afternoon, 8-7.
The Warriors led 5-1 after two, but fell behind 7-5 in the fifth inning before rallying.
GFNW (7-10, 6-5 WIVC) was led by Jacob Lansaw with three hits, while Devin Chaudoin drove in three runs and Blake Meyer hit two doubles. Blake Woelfel also had two hits, as did Matt Walker.
Hayden Lansaw pitched the first six innings, striking out six but got a no-decision.
Southwestern 22, Roxana 1
ROXANA – An 11-run fourth inning, sandwiched around five-run frames in the second and fifth, propelled Southwestern to a win at Roxana Tuesday afternoon.
Luke Golike had two singles, a triple and drove in six runs. Eddie Bolin doubled, homered and drove in three runs. Ben Lowis had a double, single and two runs; while Jack Little had four runs scored.
Brock Seymour struck out five and allowed two hits in three innings to gain the win.
Carlinville 9, Litchfield 1
CARLINVILLE – Alyssa DeSpain had a triple, home run and struck out 10 on the mound as Carlinville defeated Litchfield 9-1 in softball action Tuesday at Loveless Park.
Carlinville improved to 4-5 and 1-3 in conference play with the win, getting four extra base hits in the game.
Litchfield took a 1-0 lead in the second on a leadoff double from Trish Seipp and an RBI-fielder’s choice from Gabby Lee. But that would be all that the Purple Panthers would muster on offense.
In the fourth, Carlinville seized control of the game with three runs. Natalie Kaganich singled, scoring on a two-out double by Emma Griffith. Griffith and Jordyn Houseman would both score on a two-run double by Kayla Seal which put the Cavies in front 3-1.
A five-run fifth inning propelled the Cavies to breaking the game open. Dani Westnedge walked, and Paityn Tieman reached on an error. Kaganich singled to load the bases. DeSpain drove in two with a single, making it 5-1. DeSpain later scored on a Seal single, and Lexi Bates had a ground-out RBI.
In the sixth inning, DeSpain hit a two-out home run to left-center field to make it a 9-1 game.
DeSpain struck out 10 and walked one, allowing just three hits to Litchfield. Offensively, DeSpain had three hits, including a triple and home run, scoring twice and driving in three runs; Seal had a double, single and three RBIs; Kaganich had two hits and scored twice; Sydney Cania had two hits, a run and RBI; Tieman had a hit and run scored; Griffith had a double, run and RBI; Houseman had a hit and run scored; Bates had an RBI and Westnedge scored a run.
Gillespie 10, Staunton 0
GILLESPIE – Sydney Henrichs fired a one-hit shutout as Gillespie beat their rivals to the south, Staunton, on Tuesday afternoon.
Gillespie scored four runs in the first, three in the third and two more in the fourth inning.
The Miners had four home runs, including two by Rylee Sarti, who also had a double and drove in five runs. Ally Clay and Rylee Jarman also homered. Henrichs doubled, sinked and drove in two runs. Lexie Bussman had a single, double and RBI. Clay finished with three hits and two runs; Mackenzie Kasarda scored twice, as did Mikala Hayes.
Henrichs struck out 15 as Gillespie improved to 9-3, 4-0 in the conference.
Kaliegh Pirok had the lone hit for Staunton, also stealing a base. Grace Nichols struck out four but took the loss on the mound for Staunton (4-4, 1-3).
Porta 10, North Mac 2
PETERSBURG – Taylor Danner drove in four runs, homering and tripling, in the Blue Jays’ win over North Mac Tuesday.
The Panthers got two RBIs from Micaela Royer with a double in the sixth inning for North Mac. She finished with two hits.
Brooke Meador and Cailynn Martin also had two hits each, while Gabby Mauzy had three hits for the Panthers.
Southwestern 9, Roxana 8
ROXANA – A comeback of all comebacks for the Southwestern softball team on Tuesday at Roxana.
Trailing 8-1 after five innings, the Birds came all the way back to stun the Shells with a 9-8 win. A three-run sixth and five-run seventh propelled the Piasa Birds to the conference win, improving to 10-4, 4-0 in the SCC.
A 16-hit attack was led by Sydney Baumgartner with four hits, including a double, scoring twice. Mayci Wilderman homered, singled, scored twice and drove in two; Haley Edwards had a double and two singles; Bailee Nixon had a double, two singles, two runs and two RBIs; Megan Bailey had a single, double and three RBIs.
Nixon struggled on the mound but got the win, striking out eight.
Calhoun 9, Greenfield/NW 0
HARDIN – Hardin-Calhoun scored six runs in the sixth to beat Greenfield/Northwestern 9-0 on Tuesday.
Kylie Nerone had the Tigers’ lone hits against pitcher Sydney Ballman, who struck out 15.