All Softball Content

All Softball Content

Kyrouac, Brown lift Central to two wins

COCOA BEACH, Fla. – Doug Kyrouac had six hits, leading Champaign Central to two baseball victories Wednesday.

The Maroons received three hits apiece from Kyrouac and Luke Kriegel in their 5-2 victory against Maret, Md. Central, behind three hits from Kyrouac and two hits and three RBI from Kurtis Brown, defeated St. Agnes 11-1.

Salt Fork 13, Paris 3. Trevor Hallett had two home runs and three RBI for the host Storm, which also got a three-run home run and four RBI from Aaron Taylor. Winning pitcher Joel Learnard struck out six.

Smith tosses gem for Hawks; Monticello scores 40

FITHIAN – Hilary Smith pitched a no-hitter and Lindsey Nickelson went 3 for 4, leading Heritage to a five-inning 12-0 softball victory against Oakwood on Tuesday.

PBL 15, IW 0. Liz Satterlee pitched a five-inning, one-hit shutout and was backed by 11 hits as Paxton-Buckley-Loda rolled past Iroquois West at Gilman.

Catlyn Ekstrom and Brittany Walder each had two hits and two RBI for the Panthers.

Crenshaw sparks Vikings

URBANA – Solomon Crenshaw won the 55 meters and the 200 to lead Danville's boys' track and field team to the title of Saturday's Gene Armer Invitational.

Crenshaw joined Anthony Bacoat, MykeTez Forman and Tejuan Jackson on the victorious 800 relay, which set a meet record of 1:31.42. Cameron Stringfellow captured the shot put.

Danville was third in the girls' competition, led by Destiny Carter's victory in the 400. Carter teamed with Cashmire Bailey, Lisa Hancock and Alexis Jimson-Miller to win the 800 relay.

SJ-O's Hoveln helps coach reach milestone

ST. JOSEPH – Blake Hoveln had three hits and scored three times to lead St. Joseph-Ogden to a wild 13-12 victory against Watseka in prep baseball Thursday.

The win was No. 100 for Spartans coach Brad Allen.

Watseka scored six runs in the top of the sixth to take a 12-9 lead. But the Spartans rallied for four runs in the bottom half to go in front.

St. Thomas More 6, Centennial 1. Tyler Sullivan had two hits and Zach Johnson pitched a one-hitter for the visiting Sabers.

Cleland tosses gem for Tuscola

TUSCOLA – Kelsey Cleland recorded a perfect game for Tuscola in its 19-0 softball victory against Shiloh on Wednesday.

Cleland (1-1), who struck out five, did not allow a hit in five innings.

The Warriors were led by Samantha Ledbetter, who had seven RBI. Ledbetter went 3 for 4, with a grand slam, solo home run and double. Lexi Rogers had two doubles and three RBI for Tuscola, which collected 11 hits. Brittany Foy had a two-run double.

Local Sports Scores, March 16, 2010

High school boys
Springfield 3ASuper Super-Sectional
Centennial 80, Cahokia 74

High school
CPCI 11, Tri-Point 1
Clifton Central 8, Iroquois West 2
Tuscola 8, Westville 1
Parkland 7, Southeastern 2

Local Sports Scores, March 15, 2010

High School

Fisher 4, CPCI 2
Urbana 17, St. Thomas More 1

High school

Salt Fork 6, Watseka 3
Unity 5, St. Thomas More 2
Villa Grove 11, Tuscola 10

High school girls

Uni-High 5, St. Thomas More 1

Softball teams warming up to winter league

Six central Illinois high school softball programs are already getting into the swing by participating in an indoor winter league on Sundays at Mahomet-Seymour's fieldhouse.

Quick hits: IHSA offers uniform waivers

BLOOMINGTON – The Illinois High School Association will allow schools to secure waivers for illegal basketball uniforms by completing the "Basketball Uniform Waiver Request Form" that is available online in the IHSA Schools Center.

Officials have notified the IHSA of several schools whose uniforms do not currently comply with National Federation of State High School Association rules. As a result, the association has instituted a waiver process that allows schools to use their illegal uniforms for the remainder of this season, including the state tournament series, without penalty.

Kroner: IHSA forcing hurlers to go the distance

Look for a greater disparity next spring between the state's elite high school softball pitchers and those who hope to one day reach that status.

The IHSA announced last month it would increase the pitching distance from 40 to 43 feet effective for the 2010 spring season. The National High School Federation mandated the change be made by 2011 but gave individual states the option of implementing it sooner.