SJ-O falls in tourney final
RANTOUL – St. Joseph-Ogden managed five hits and did not score until extra innings in a 2-1 eight-inning loss to Bradley-Bourbonnais in the championship game of the Rantoul softball tournament Saturday.
The Spartans allowed two runs in the top of the eighth on a triple. SJ-O committed two errors.
Heathre Depratt and Carrissa Williams homered for Westville, but the Tigers lost 15-6 in the third-place game. Westville's pitchers surrendered 18 hits.
In the consolation championship, Danville pushed across a run in the top of the seventh inning and held on to beat Rantoul 7-6. Mackenzie Stevenson pitched seven innings and earned the win for the Vikings.
Centennial dropped three games, losing to Bradley-Bourbonnais (13-3), Rantoul (11-3) and Bismarck-Henning (9-1).
B-H finished 1-2, losing to Pontiac (10-1) and Danville (4-2).
In the first round, SJ-O defeated Danville 22-2 in three innings. The Spartans posted innings of nine and 13 runs.
At Fairbury Kenber Galloway tallied four hits and knocked in two to help Prairie Central defeat Manteno 15-13.
Kathryn Bahler (three hits, five RBI) and Shari Steidinger (two hits) also contributed for the Hawks.
Kallie Smith (3-0) pitched seven innings and allowed two runs for Paxton-Buckley-Loda in an 8-2 win against Prairie Central.
Shianne Busch recorded two hits for the Hawks.
Tuscola 6, St. Thomas More 2 Tuscola used a four-run fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie.
Schlarman 6, Tuscola 0 Mariah Skaggs threw a complete game for the Hilltoppers and limited the Warriors to four hits.
Mahomet-Seymour 3-5, Urbana 0-4 Chelsea Haines threw a complete-game shutout, allowing one hit and striking out nine for the visiting Bulldogs.
Haines also contributed a triple and two RBI for M-S, which also received two hits from Jessica Klaus.
In Game 2, Mel Weimer collected two hits for the Bulldogs (4-0). The two teams combined for 12 errors.