SOFTBALL: Field picks up walk off win in 10 innings against St. Mary

TEXICO – Field scored two runs with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to defeat St. Mary, 6-5, in Junior High softball action.
“We just kept grinding,” said Field head coach Brandon Childers. “I was so proud of them because we could have quit a couple times, especially late in the game. We just kept battling.”
Kileigh Irwin delivered a two-RBI single into left field to score Kodie VanEycke and Lilli Morgan for the game-winner.

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SOFTBALL: Waltonville evens record after shutout win over Spring Garden

wville vs sg sb 1MT. VERNON – Waltonville defeated Spring Garden, 20-0, in three innings to improve to 1-1 on the season in Junior High softball action.

Jaiden Ellis struck out seven hitters in her three innings of work. She walked two batters.

The Jr. Spartans scored 10 runs in the top of the first inning. They went on to score four times in the second and six more in the third.

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SOFTBALL: Field stays undefeated

TEXICO – Field Lady Panthers are 2-0 after defeating Raccoon Monday afternoon, 16-1, in Junior High softball action.

Lilli Morgan pitched three innings for the win. She struck out six and walked one. Morgan was also 2-for-3 at the plate.

Ashlyn Childers was 2-for-4. Kodie VanEycke finished 2-for-3, while Afton Buchanan was 1-for-1.

Also, Kileigh Irwin was 1-for-2 and Kaycee Meyer finished the day 1-for-2.

Field (2-0) will host St. Mary Tuesday at 4 PM.

SOFTBALL: Field opens with win over Bethel/McClellan

MT. VERNON – The defending Class S champions opened defense of their title Friday afternoon with a 24-1 victory over Bethel-McClellan in Junior High Softball action.

Ashlyn Childers had 10 strikeouts and walked one. She was also 1-for-2 at the plate. 

Kodie VanEycke finished 2-for-2 with two walks. Aliya Williams was 1-for-3 with a triple.  Continue reading “SOFTBALL: Field opens with win over Bethel/McClellan”

SOFTBALL: St. Mary knocks off Waltonville, 3-1


WALTONVILLE – Two of the top pitchers in Jefferson County squared off Friday afternoon as St. Mary’s Claire Heinzman and Waltonville’s Jaiden Ellis matched up inside the circle.

In the end, the Knights came through, 3-1, to improve to 4-0 on the season in Junior High softball action.

“It was [a] very exciting [game],” said St. Mary coach Jean Jones. “It was a little nerve-racking, but it was a good win.”

With the game tied, 1-1, in the top of the fifth inning, Heinzman drilled the first pitch from Ellis over the center fielder’s head for a two-run inside the park home run. Continue reading “SOFTBALL: St. Mary knocks off Waltonville, 3-1”

BASEBALL: Rome opens with win over Summersville


MT. VERNON – Rome and Summersville met Wednesday on the baseball diamond. It was the first game of the 2017 season for both squads with the Hornets winning, 18-0, in five innings.
“We got off to a good start,” said Rome coach Tim Holloway. “We had a lot of guys have good at-bats. Their pitcher was in the zone early on for a while and we put some good swings on it. It was a nice start.”
Brock Holloway threw a complete game (five innings) no hitter. He allowed only two base runners – one on an error and the other on a walk. He also struck out 12 of the 17 batters he faced.

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