Hawks’ 10-run inning finishes off Oilers

Carrollton Hawks softball scored runs in each of the first three innings against the East Alton-Wood River Oilers.

But the slow drip switched to an open spigot in the fourth.

The Hawks busted out with a 10-run inning and buried the Oilers 15-1 in five innings on cool Saturday afternoon with bright sun and harsh wind at Leroy Emerick Field in Wood River. Carrollton is 4-0. EA-WR is 1-5.

Lauren Flowers’ home run started the Hawks’ fourth inning that included six hits and seven walks. Flowers and Vanna Holmes, both freshmen, both had three hits and three RBI. Freshman Daci Walls had two hits and two RBI, with freshman Hannah Uhles and junior Ella Stumpf each chipping in two hits for Carrollton.

Flowers picked up the win, pitching around a first-run inning run with seven strikeouts and one walk in four innings. Uhles worked the fifth for the Hawks. Freshman Jordan Ealey started and took the loss for the Oilers, who got two hits from Jade Kassler.

Calhoun splits at Slam – The Warriors beat Payson Seymour 14-6 and lost to Quincy Notre Dame 8-0 at the QND Slam in Quincy. Calhoun is 3-2.

QND senior Eryn Cornwell threw a perfect game against the Warriors, with 10 of her 15 consecutive outs coming on groundballs. Cornwell struck out four. Calhoun’s Kylie Angel pitched three innings, giving seven runs (six earned) on five hits, no walks and three strikeouts.

Against Payson, the Warriors gave away a 6-0 lead when the Indians rallied for six runs – on two home runs, six walks and a hit batter – in the fourth inning. But Calhoun responded in the bottom of the inning with two runs on RBI doubles from Audrey Gilman and Angel and finished the victory with six more runs in the fifth.

Gilman picked up the win, allowing three hits, walking six and striking out eight in 4 2/3 innings. Angel got an out in the fourth before walking three Indians and bringing Gilman back in the circle.

Gilman, a freshman, had a home run and two doubles to drive in six runs. She has 10 RBI and two homers in four games. Anna Oswald went 3-for-3 and scored three runs, Angel and two hits and two RBI, Jaelyn Hill had two RBI and Ella Sievers had two hits for Calhoun.

Marquette Catholic 12, Pleasant Hill 3 – The Explorers overcame a 1-0 deficit with four runs in the fifth inning and drew off with eight runs in the seventh to beat the Wolves in Pleasant Hill. Marquette is 4-0.

Lauren Lenihan worked around five Explorers errors to get the win. She yielded three runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks with 12 strikeouts in seven innings.

Sydney Ehrman had four hits, including two doubles, with two RBI, Carli Foersterling had a double and triple from three hits with three RBI and Jalynn Dickson had a double and a home run with two RBI for Marquette. Lenihan drove in three runs, with Allene Brass, Hayley Porter and Kennedy Eveans each getting two hits for the Explorers, whose 18 hits included eight for extra bases.


Carlinville Tourney – Pleasant Plains completed its title run by shutting out Greenville 7-0 in the championship match of the Kickoff Classic on Route 66 Tournament off Routes 4 and 108 in Carlinville.

Carlinville bounced back from a semifinal loss to Plains to claim third place with a 6-2 victory over Auburn. The Cavies, who led 5-0 at the half, were led by Jordyn Loveless’ three goals and two assists. Evee Whitler scored two goals and Marlee Whitler had one goal for Carlinville, which got two assists from Annabelle Hulin. Alexsis Kalaher was the winning goalie.

The Staunton Bulldogs placed fifth, winning penalty kicks 3-2 against Lincoln after the teams played to a 1-1 tie. Staunton is 2-2. Lincoln is 3-3.

In the seventh-place match, the Gillespie Miners earned their first victory while shutting out the North Mac Panthers 2-0. The Miners are 1-3. The Panthers are 1-5.

Roxana 0, Breese Mater Dei 0 – The Shells and Knights played to a scoreless draw in Breese. Kaylyn Dixon made nine saves in goal for Roxana, which moves to 4-3-1. Mater Dei is 3-3-1.

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