Wellington vs. Clearview softball: Rosecrans pitches, powers Dukes to win

Wellington vs. Clearview softball: Rosecrans pitches, powers Dukes to win

Wellington vs. Clearview softball: Rosecrans pitches, powers Dukes to win

Following a Genesee Region League title and a No. 2 sectional seed in 2016, the Alexander softball team took a bit of a back-step last spring as they finished just 6-8 in the league and 8-10 overall.

It was her first varsity home run, something she will always remember. Smith advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a single from Caitlin Hughes. Emma Seagroves, Liz Morgan and Kara Meeks all went 1 for 3 with Meeks and Morgan getting a RBI.

Skinner drove in four base runners in a 2-4 performance at the plate. Jenna Lenko went 2 for 2 with a double, and Natalie Ampole hit a triple. Tyler, Fleming, Dickerson and Mya Shreve all had two hits in the game.

Joplin starting pitcher Alex Etter played a big role in the defensive stand, limiting Kickapoo to one run on six hits through the first six frames.

Hannah Rossback had one of the hits and scored one run while driving in two. The Hawks put up a sacrifice fly to score their sole run in the top of the second. Other contributors were Sergio Vargas (double, two RBIs), Jadyn Jackson (1-for-3, RBI, run), Alex Booodram (hit, run), Chase Coursey (1-for-2) and Zach Marvel (1-for-3).

Jade Kranawetter and Lexi King were locked in a pitching dual in the Black Diamond West softball conference opener Thursday, but three Goreville errors allowed three unearned runs to give Trico a 3-1 win to extend the Lady Pioneers season-opening winning streak to seven games. DeLeon and Holmes were the only two Dolphins to record a pair of hits as Holmes went 2-for-3 while DeLeon went 2-for-4. Meador scored three runs of his own; he and Jones each had a double. Sierra Rose added a single and an RBI for FFCS. Caiti Mickles had five strikeouts for the Falcons from the mound. The Dolphins collected four hits and scored two runs in the first inning which was ignited by DeLeon's single down the left field line which scored both Vanessa Jioia and Galbo.

St. Joseph's Makayla Veneziale went 3 for 4 with a solo homer, a double, three runs and two RBIs.

Tina Furtado was two-of-three at the plate with one RBI. Andrew Harmon pitched 2.1 innings, striking out two.

On Sunday, Apr. 1, the bats came back to life in a 12-2 short-game rout of George Mason.

Seguin senior Shyann Atchley scored the first run of the game after hitting an inside the park home run in the bottom of the first.

Brandon Ulmer slugged a pair of home runs and Carson Ray added a grand slam as Booneville rolled past Paris in 4A/3A District 5 action in Booneville.

Bryce Marshall had four hits and five RBIs for Payette. Liz Morgan hit 1 for 2 with a double. The Villagers (2-1) scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to win on the 10-run rule. SLU gave up five runs in the fourth, along with an unearned run in the fifth.

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