Prep Tuesday: Soccer Cavies set for Thursday showdown
LITCHFIELD (April 25, 2018) – Carlinville and Roxana both took care of business in girls soccer action Tuesday, setting up a Thursday showdown at the Wood River Skate Park for the South Central Conference championship.
The Cavaliers bested Litchfield 2-0 on the road Tuesday while Roxana toppled Southwestern 6-2.
Carlinville (12-1-1, 7-0) will face Roxana (10-2-3, 6-0) on Thursday at 5 p.m. This is Carlinville’s final conference game so a win would mean an outright SCC title. Roxana has one conference game left after Thursday, at home against Pana next week.
Litchfield, coached by former Carlinville Cavalier Dominique Byots, could not dent the scoreboard on Tuesday against the Cavies, as Carlinville held a 15-1 edge in shots on goal.
The Cavaliers took a 1-0 lead late in the first half as Lexi Egelhoff scored, assisted by Skylar Nickel at 38:04.
Carlinville got an insurance goal at 78:34, by Makayla Proctor, assisted by Egelhoff.
Carlinville had 11 corner kicks to two for Litchfield. The Purple Panthers committed the only foul of the game.
Roxana 6, Southwestern 2
PIASA – The Birds couldn’t keep up against the Shells on Tuesday.
Roxana led 4-1 at the break and defeated Southwestern in a 6-2 decision.
Macie Lucas, a freshman, and Emma Lucas, a senior both had three goals, with Lucas adding two assists for the Shells.
Southwestern got two goals from Trinity Swift and two assists from Ryleigh Baker.
Staunton 3, Gillespie 0
STAUNTON – Dana Jarden, Mia Ross and Paige Scroggins all scored goals for Staunton in a home win Tuesday.
Hollie Bekeske and Audrey Robertson added assists.
Vandalia 10, Carlinville 0
VANDALIA – The host Vandals took advantage of eight Carlinville errors to plate seven unearned runs in a 10-3 victory Tuesday afternoon.
Carlinville slipped to 5-7, 1-4 in the conference.
Vandalia scored twice in the first, four runs in the second, a run in the third inning and three times in the fifth.
Matthew Wells pitched a four-hit shutout, striking out five for Vandalia.
Tucker Hughes had a pair of singles, while Colton DeLong and Nick Havlin had the other hits for CHS.
Garrett Campbell allowed seven runs (one earned) over four innings, on five hits, walking four and striking out one. Sam Tieman pitched 2/3 of an inning, allowing two hits and three runs, two earned. .
Vandalia’s Markus Isaiah and three hits, including a pair of doubles, scoring three times. Nathan Casey single, doubled, scored twice and drove in four runs.
Southwestern 12, Greenville 0
GREENVILLE – Southwestern defeated Greenville 12-0 in a conference game Tuesday afternoon in Bond County.
SW scored four runs in the third, three in the fourth and five times in the fifth.
Brock Seymour struck out 11 and pitched a two-hit shutout for Southwestern. Seymour also had two hits, three runs and an RBI. Dalson Cummings had two hits and two runs with an RBI, as did Jack Little, who had a double.
Eddie Bolin had a single, double and two RBIs; Jacob Simmons had two RBIs; Luke Golike scored three runs.
Marquette 8, Bunker Hill 3
BUNKER HILL – Visiting Marquette trailed 3-1 through five innings, but scored seven unanswered in the final two innings to claim a Prairie State Conference win Tuesday.
Coy Sellars had a double and two RBIs, while Jacob Weidner had two hits and an RBI for Bunker Hill. Braden Morris had a double and run scored and AJ Birdsong had a single.
Gillespie 4, Litchfield 2
GILLESPIE – Adam Boeck and Rylee Bernot combined on a five-hitter as the Miners downed Litchfield in a South Central Conference contest.
Boeck struck out six over five innings and Bernot struck out three in two innings for Gillespie.
The Miners had a 4-0 lead until the seventh when the Purple Panthers struck for two runs.
Joey Carter tripled and singled, while Cameron Hailstone had two hits and two runs scored. Boeck, Gavin Brown and Bryce Higgonbotham all had RBIs.
North Mac 18, Illini Central 3
VIRDEN – Twelve hits and 18 runs plated North Mac a Sangamo Conference home win Tuesday.
North Mac had a 14-run second inning which broke the game open.
Lucas Britenstine had a double and three RBIs; Rhett Kahl had a double and two RBIs; Jake Little had a single, double and two RBIs; Matthew Hendricks scored twice; Hayden Pierce had two runs, as did Grant Thoroman. Hunter Smith had two RBIs; Jay McCready scored three runs; and Tyler Miller scored twice. Kannon Kirk had two RBIs.
Gage Gibson picked up the win, striking out five in three innings.
Carlinville 10, Vandalia 3
VANDALIA – Carlinville softball team pulled away from Vandalia on the road Tuesday evening.
Carlinville improved to 7-6, 3-3 in conference play.
The Cavies scored twice in the third inning with Sydney Cania’s single scoring Paityn Tieman and Alyssa DeSpain.
A run in the fifth made it 3-0 as DeSpain scored on a double by Jordyn Houseman. In the sixth, Carlinville broke open the game with a six-run frame.
Dani Westnedge’s double plated Lexi Bates. A single by Tieman scored Westnedge. DeSpain was hit by a pitch to produce another run. A single by Houseman plated two more, and a single by Bates scored a sixth run of the inning. Emma Griffith had a single to plate a run in the seventh inning.
Vandalia scored a run in the sixth and two runs in the seventh.
Cania had three RBIs; Houseman had a single, double and two RBIs; Tieman had two hits, two runs and an RBI; Natalie Kaganich had two hits; Griffith had a hit, run and RBI; Kayla Seal had a double; Bates had two hits and two RBIs, scoring a run; and Westnedge had a double, run and RBI.
Abrielle Bunker had three of the Vandals’ five hits against pitcher DeSpain, who struck out 12 and walked four while allowing three unearned runs on five hits.
Gillespie 10, Litchfield 0
GILLESPIE – Ally Clay led Gillespie to a 10-0 home win over Litchfield on Tuesday afternoon.
Clay homered, tripled, singled twice, scored four runs and drove in two for the Miners, which scored in every inning except the first.
Sydney Henrichs drove in three runs. Lexie Bussman had two hits and an RBI and Mackenzie Kasarda had a single, double, two runs and two RBIs. Hannah Barrett had a triple and run scored.
Henrichs pitched a one-hitter, striking out 13 and walking three in getting the win.
North Mac 4, Illini Central 0
VIRDEN – North Mac plated two runs in the first and sixth innings to win their first Sangamo Conference game of the year Tuesday.
Micaela Royer pitched a four-hit shutout, striking out nine. She also drove in two runs with a single.
Cailynn Martin added three hits, including a double and home run. Brooke Meador also homered for North Mac.
Blackburn 2, Lincoln Christian 1
CARLINVILLE – Senior Day for the Blackburn baseball team had the Beavers winning a pitcher’s dual Tuesday night from Lincoln Christian.
Both teams scored a run in the third, with Blackburn getting the go-ahead run in the sixth inning.
Lowell Schwartz pitched seven solid innings, striking out seven and allowing just one run, a home run to Ezra Israel, on four hits. Dalton Fisher and Dillon Hensley added scoreless innings of relief.
Walter Jarvis and Shane Lewis drove in runs for Blackburn (9-24), while Jake Lochhead and Steven Diaz both had two hits.
Track and Field
CARLINVILLE – The annual O’Brien Invitational frosh/soph boys’ track and field meet took place Tuesday at Carlinville High School.
Gillespie edged Jersey by 1/2 of a point, 115.5 to 115, to win the team scoring. Staunton was third at 97; Carlinville 75; Litchfield 70; Civic Memorial 37 and North Mac 34.5.
Individual winners, as well as Carlinville results, are as follows:
High jump – 1. James Arbuthnot, Jersey 5-feet-6 inches.
Long jump – 1. Mason Schlemer, Civic Memorial, 18-feet-7.5 inches; 10. Caden Barkley 13-feet-2.5 inches.
Pole vault – 1. Isaac Daugherty, Carlinville 13-feet; 2. Dustin Roberts, Carlinville 12-feet-6 inches.
Triple jump – 1. Brandon Wagoner, Staunton 39-feet-6.5 inches.
Shot put – 1. Jefferson Thomas, Litchfield 37-feet; 8. Chance Pointer, Carlinville 26-feet.
Discus – 1. Alex Ottersburg, Gillespie 133-feet-2 inches; 2. Tyler Emmons, Carlinville 125-feet.
4 x 800 relay – 1. Jersey 10:18.80; 2. Carlinville 10:26.42 (Briley Roper, Barkley, Cale Williams, Max Wilson).
4 100 relay – 1. Staunton 47.45.
3200 meter run – 1. Williams, Carlinville 11:37.34; 4. Wilson, Carlinville 13:27.37.
110-meter hurdles – 1. Ottersburg, Gillespie 16.97.
100-meter dash – 1. Cameron Waugh, Gillespie 11.49.
800-meter run – 1. Austin Niehaus, Litchfield 2:09.57; 2. Roper, Carlinville 2:11.28; 9. Barkley, Carlinville 2:36.58.
4 x 200 relay – 1. Jerseyville 1:44.78.
400-meter dash – 1. Joseph Haenel, Staunton 55.69; 4. Pointer, Carlinville 59.66; 6. Roper, Carlinville 1:00.65.
300-meter hurdles – 1. Joshua Schutte, Staunton 44.04.
1600-meter run – 1. Niehaus, Litchfield 4:58.07; 2. Williams, Carlinville 5:16.20; 9. Cameron Strubbe, Carlinville 6:33.18.
200-meter dash – 1. Waugh, Gillespie 24.06.
4 x 400 relay – 1. Jersey 4:00.59; 3. Carlinville 4:04.46 (Roper, Pointer, Barkley, Wilson).
The Grandone/Jokisch track meet at Carlinville is slated for Saturday at 9 a.m. It has been rained out each of the last two years.