Tuesday update: Cavies win to advance to soccer regional final

Tuesday update: Cavies win to advance to soccer

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Baseball, softball Cavies lose at Hardin Calhoun

CARLINVILLE – Lexi Egelhoff had two goals and an assist Tuesday afternoon to help lead the Carlinville girls soccer team to a 5-0 win over Gillespie in the regional semifinals at Loveless Park.

The Cavaliers will try for their first regional title since 2011 on Friday by taking on Pana at 5 p.m. The Panthers defeated Southwestern also by a 5-0 score in Tuesday’s other semifinal.

Carlinville and Pana have met in the regional the past two postseasons. Last year, Pana won 1-0 in penalty kicks to win the regional at Carlinville. Two years ago, Pana beat Carlinville 3-2 in a semifinal.

Carlinville jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half. Hannah Lair headed in the first goal at 8:21, assisted by Egelhoff.

Skylar Nickel added a goal some four and a half minutes later, scoring off a Marissa Woolfolk assist at 12:55. It stayed 2-0 into the halftime break.

In the second half, Egelhoff scored two quick goals. The first came at 43:23, assisted by Nickel. Within the next minute, Egelhoff scored again, unassisted.

Gabby Marchiori capped the scoring with a goal at 51:07, unassisted.

The Cavies held a 15-0 edge in shots on goal, led by Sarah DeNeve in goal. The Cavies had seven corner kicks to one for Gillespie.

In other area regional soccer, Staunton lost in penalty kicks, 2-1 to Hillsboro at the Greenville Regional.

North Mac defeated Canton 2-1 at the Pleasant Plains regional, reaching the title game against the host Cardinals.

Bailey Stauffer and Mikayla Blankenship scored goals for the Panthers.

Middle School Track

CARLINVILLE – The CMS Warriors hosted the 2M Conference meet on Monday.

The seventh grade boys and girls teams from Carlinville won their respective meets with 141 and 123 points respectively.

The eighth grade boys were fourth with 63 points with Gillespie’s 116 winning. Carlinville eighth grade girls were second with 87 points, trailing Staunton’s 142.

Carlinville event winners included:

Seventh grade 400 meters – Drew Richardson 1:04.1.

Eighth grade 800 meters – Dustin Roberts 2:21.4

Seventh grade 1600 meters – Levi Yudinsky 5:59.71.

Eighth grade 110-meter hurdles – Cole Econie 18.36.

Seventh grade 4 x 200 relay – Carlinville 1:52.08 (Luke Daugherty, Jacob Egelhoff, Mason Patton, Drew Richardson).

Seventh grade 4 x 400 relay – Carlinville 4:28.22 (Daugherty, Patton, Richardson, Yudinsky).

Seventh grade pole vault – Daugherty 10-feet-10 inches (school record).

Girls event winners from Carlinville included:

Seventh grade 100-meters – Adrienne Tracy 13.94

Eighth grade 100-meters – Eryn Seal 14.03.

Seventh grade 200-meters – Tracy 28.44.

Eighth grade 400-meters – Jillian Stayton 1:07.10.

Seventh grade 800-meters – Annabelle Hulin 2:37.45.

Seventh grade 1600-meters – Sophia Ruffatto 6:04.10.

Eighth grade 4 x 400 relay – Carlinville 4:54.76

Seventh grade shot put – Peyton Drew 25-feet-5.5 inches.

Seventh grade discus – Ella Walker 76-feet-6 inches


Calhoun 9, Carlinville 0

HARDIN – University of Kentucky pitching recruit Grace Baalman struck out 14 as Hardin Calhoun defeated Carlinville 9-0 in softball action Tuesday.

Baalman also had four hits, three runs and two RBIs for the Warriors, who continued their strong season.

Calhoun scored three runs in the first, a run in the fourth, four runs in the fifth and a run in the sixth.

Carlinville got singles from Alyssa DeSpain, Sydney Cania, Jordyn Houseman and Kayla Seal. Houseman and Paityn Tieman stole bases.

DeSpain struck out nine over six innings but took the loss.

The Cavies (6-11) hosts Staunton Wednesday afternoon.

Mt. Olive 10, Morrisonville 2

MT. OLIVE – The Mt. Olive softball team continued a late season surge by defeating the Mohawks on Tuesday afternoon.

The Wildcats scored three in the first and two in the third to lead 5-0. They added two runs in the fourth and three in the sixth. Morrisonville got its runs in the fourth inning.

Jill Niehaus tripled, homered, scored three and drove in four for the Wildcats. Courtney Kernich had three singles and a double, scoring three runs. Madison Bollman added a triple and RBI.

Rachael Kernich struck out nine in pitching a four-hitter for Mt. Olive.

Staunton 7, Roxana 5

STAUNTON – Three insurance runs in the sixth proved key in Staunton’s non-conference win over Roxana Tuesday afternoon.

The Shells scored four in the seventh to make it interesting. Staunton held a 4-1 lead heading to the sixth.

Marcy McCalla doubled, singled, scored twice and drove in two runs. Grace Nichols had a single and two RBIs. Ashleigh Painter had two hits.

Nichols struck out five to get the win. Both teams had four errors. All of Roxana’s runs were unearned.

Plains 9, North Mac 0

VIRDEN – North Mac was limited to one hit in a 9-0 home loss to Pleasant Plains on Tuesday.

The Cardinals scored twice in the third, three times in the fourth and four runs in the sixth inning.

Kylie Nerone had a double and Cailynn Martin stole a base for the Panthers. Hannah Tomasko struck out 11 and threw 162 pitches in the  seven innings.

Southwestern 7, East Alton-WR 6

PIASA – Southwestern’s softball team rallied in the sixth inning to edge East Alton-Wood River Tuesday afternoon.

Down 4-1 in the third, Southwestern tied it with three runs.

Two runs in the sixth gave the Oilers a 6-4 lead, but three runs in the sixth helped the Birds squeeze out the win.

Mallory Novack had three hits and two RBIs; Emily Wolff had two RBIs and Mayci Wilderman singled, doubled and scored twice, driving in one. Bailee Nixon and Raechel Brandon both scored two runs.

Nixon struck out 10 to get the win.


Calhoun 7, Carlinville 6

HARDIN – Carlinville’s baseball team has had its chances to pick up some wins, but Hardin Calhoun rallied on Tuesday to hand the Cavaliers a tough 7-6 lead.

Carlinville led 6-3 after five innings, but the Warriors got two in the sixth and two in the seventh to walk it off. The Cavies are now 5-13 on the season.

The Cavies took a 1-0 lead on a Jake Ambuel RBI-single in the first, scoring Kyle Dixon.

Two runs in the third made it 3-0. Dixon stole home, and Nick Havlin had an RBI-single to score Ambuel.

Calhoun tied it with three runs in the third, but the Cavaliers came back with three unanswered runs over the next two innings.

In the fourth, Garrett Campbell walked and scored on a wild pitch.

In the fifth, Konnor Emmons reached on an error, soring on a Havlin double. Campbell’s RBI-single made it a 6-3 game.

Tucker Hughes took the loss in relief of Josh Hinzman. Hinzman struck out eight over five and two-third innings, with five hits and five runs (four earned).

Dixon had two hits and two runs; Havlin had a single, double and two RBIs; Hughes had a hit; Ambuel hit, run, RBI; Campbell hit, run, RBI and Brian Golbricht scored a run.

Cavies are home for Staunton on Wednesday.

Pleasant Plains 15, North Mac 0

VIRDEN – Pleasant Plains outhit North Mac 13-1 in rolling to a Sangamo Conference win on Tuesday.

Plains scored six runs in the first and seven more in the third to pull away.

Caleb Newell had the Panthers’ lone hit.

Marquette 4, Staunton 1

STAUNTON – Marcus Karl had and an RBI-double in the third inning, but Staunton couldn’t muster any other offense in a loss to the Explorers on Tuesday.

Marquette scored two in the fourth for a bit of breathing room.

Ryan Best took the loss, striking out one in four innings. Griffin Bianco struck out three in two innings and Cullen McBride had two strikeouts in one inning of work.

East Alton-WR 4, Southwestern 2

BRIGHTON – East Alton-Wood River scored four runs in the sixth to overcome a deficit and beat the Piasa Birds on Tuesday.

Troy Evans tripled, singled and scored a run for Southwestern. Collin Baumgartner added a single and double.

Ryne Hanslow struck out one in six innings but took the loss with four unearned runs in the sixth.

Bunker Hill 22, Brussels 4

BRUSSELS – Bunker Hill scored 11 runs in the seventh and beat the Brussels Raiders on Tuesday afternoon.

Sean Yates homered and singled, while Stormy Coffman had four hits, including a double and triple, scoring four runs.

Braden Morris had three hits and two run scored. Chase Williams and Drew Whitworth also had two hits and three runs, with Whitworth hitting a home run.

Dane Sellars struck out six in four innings, with Coffman striking out five in two innings.

Mt. Olive 5, Tri-City 3

BUFFALO – Mt. Olive used a four-run seventh inning to push past Buffalo Tri-City on Tuesday afternoon.

Caden Monke had two hits, including a triple, driving in three runs and scoring twice to lead the Wildcats to victory.

On the mound, Andrew Jones pitched the first five innings, striking out four. Max Schwab struck out two in one inning and Monke struck out three in one inning.