Wednesday's prep highlights: Neal, Drews deliver
Schlarman 11, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 1. ALEC NEAL tossed a five-inning two-hitter with nine strikeouts and drove in four runs to lift the host Hilltoppers. BROCK DREWS went 2 for 2 and scored three runs.
East Central 4, Arthur-Lovington 1. TANNER BROWN had two hits and drove in two runs for the host Panthers. JUSTIN BRUCE struck out five and scattered six hits to earn the win.
Bismarck-Henning 20, Milford 2. STEPHEN KROUT had four hits and drove in five runs for the visiting Blue Devils, who scored 11 times in the third inning. Winning pitcher PATRICK GANLEY allowed two hits and collected two doubles and an RBI of his own. AUSTIN TOLER also had two hits and two RBI.
Fisher 12, Blue Ridge 2. Winning pitcher KYLE WILLIAMS went the distance, striking out six and allowing two hits in five innings for the Bunnies. Williams also went 2 for 3 with a three-run triple. TAW FREDRICKSON (two RBI, run), HAYDEN FIEDLER (three RBI, run) and TATE ESTES (RBI, run) all had two hits for Fisher.
Tuscola 9, St. Joseph-Ogden 6. The visiting Warriors got three hits apiece from CAMERON WESTJOHN and DILLON HOEL (three RBI). TYLER McCORMICK, AARON WOLLER and JAKE STEWART each had two hits for SJ-O.
Ridgeview 5, El Paso/Gridley 4. Joey Trhlik (three hits, RBI) and BROCK McDANIELS (two hits, two RBI) led the visiting Mustangs.
Salt Fork 6, Oakwood 2. ROSS LEARNARD had three hits and three RBI. He also struck out six and allowed one hit in three innings in relief of winning pitcher ADAM DePRATT (four innings pitched, seven Ks, three hits) for the host Storm.
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 9, Monticello 5. Winning pitcher DREW SCHRODT struck out six and scattered six hits for the visiting Sages.
Blue Ridge 7, Fisher 2. The visiting Knights got a two-run homer from winning pitcher JORDAN WHEELER and a solo home run from MELINDA WILSON.
Monticello 5, Meridian 1. Winning pitcher JAIMEY WATROUS (four hits, seven Ks) and SARAH FORAN each went 3 for 4 with two RBI.
Villa Grove 11, Cerro Gordo 0. LIZZY SMITH fired a one-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts and went 3 for 4 with four RBI for the host Blue Devils. ALIX EZELL (home run), KILEE HOFFMAN and BECKY BISHOP all had two hits apiece.
Heritage 1, Lovington-Arthur 0. DANI STIGERS (RBI), ALI STIGERS and STEPHANIE SANDERSON all had two hits for the Hawks in support of HILARY SMITH's two-hit shutout.
Schlarman 6, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 0. Winning pitcher KYLEE WEST (five-hit shutout), MINDY GARRELTS, LEA HALL and ELIZABETH HAWKINS all had two hits apiece for the host Hilltoppers.
Clinton 15, Central A&M 3. JESSIE SHRIDE had two hits, including a two-run home run, and drove in five runs to power the host Maroons. BAILEY GINGER (two RBI) also had two hits, and HALEY TOOHILL added a three-run home run.
Westville 13, Armstrong-Potomac 3. ABBY BARTH went 2 for 4, and her two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth ended the game. DANIELLE GABEHART had two doubles, three runs and two stolen bases, while ASHLEY HOFFMAN and JI'CEE LACEY drove in two runs apiece.
Tuscola 13, Unity 3. AMBER MILLER's four hits, four runs and three RBI paced the visiting Warriors. SAM LEDBETTER (four RBI) added three hits and three RBI while KELSEY CLELAND (two RBI) had two hits. Unity got a double and two RBI from RACHEL BILLMAN.
Salt Fork 18, Oakwood 11. The host Storm, which scored 13 times in the first inning, got four hits and five RBI from KAYLEE LEARNARD. JENNA BRYANT (two RBI) and EMILIE McFADDEN each had three hits. HUNTER MARSH added two hits and two RBI.
Mahomet-Seymour 10, Paris 9. JESSICA ROBERTS had three hits, two runs and two stolen bases for the host Bulldogs. LINDSEY OGLE (three runs, three stolen bases), ALIE TARRANT (two RBI, run) and VANESSA HEINOLD (two stolen bases, RBI) all had two hits for M-S.