The Indian Trail softball team hammered out 15 hits and coasted to a 17-1 Southeast Conference road victory over Racine Horlick on Monday.
The Hawks improved to 14-6 overall and 6-5 in conference, while the Rebels dropped to 2-13 and 2-10.
McKenzie Lamos hit her 10th home run of the season and Anna Vignali went 3-for-3 for Indian Trail. Morgan Fuhrer pitched five innings and picked up the win.
St. Joseph 14,
The Lancers’ seniors fittingly accounted for nine of the team’s 14 hits in a Senior Night victory over the visiting Knights (5-13 overall, 3-10 Metro Classic Conference).
“This was a great game today and a preview of our upcoming regional matchup,” St. Joseph coach Jeff Wroblewski said. “We had our share of issues and allowed Dominican to hang around, but this great group of seniors was not going to be denied a victory on their day. Every one of them had a hand in this win. I’m proud of this group.”
St. Joseph (8-6, 7-6) quickly erased a 3-0 deficit with seven runs in the first inning. Mary Furreness (3-for-4, double, two runs) knocked in three runs with her first career home run for the inning’s key hit.
Cami Nyara allowed 10 hits while striking out five and walking 10 to pick up the win and helped her own cause with two doubles, six RBI and a run scored. Caitlyn Janis (2-for-4, run, RBI) and Megan Setter (2-for-3, two RBI, run) also had standout performances at the plate.
The Sabers (10-4, 6-3) broke open a 6-4 lead with five runs in the sixth inning of a Southeast Conference home win over the Red Devils (16-6, 9-4).
Livie Lehmann took the loss, allowing eight runs (three earned) and five hits over 52/3 innings.
“Livie pitched well enough to win, but we struggled to make the plays defensively when we had chances to shut them down,” Bradford coach John P. Ruffolo said.
After Franklin got on the scoreboard first with four runs in the second inning, Bradford cut the lead in half on Jadynn Powell’s two-run single in the third.
The Red Devils trimmed the lead to 5-4 in the fourth when Chloe Garofalo singled and scored on Sydney Strelow’s home run.
Garofalo, Strelow, Alyssa McClelland and Powell each had two hits.
The Demons (16-3) took the lead for good with two runs in the fifth inning of a non-conference home win over the Trojans (13-5).
“Today was a great game, and it was well played by both teams,” Tremper coach John Matera said. “These are the kind of games you want to play down the stretch because they help you get ready for tournament time.”
The Trojans snapped a 1-1 tie with a pair of runs in the fourth inning, but Burlington answered with three runs in the fourth and fifth.
Riley Dutton (run, RBI, stolen base) went 3-for-3 to lead Tremper’s offense, followed by Jason Brulport (double, RBI), Jared Heinzen (double, run) and Joe Ricchio (1-for-2).
Dutton took the loss, allowing a run and three hits over 12/3 innings of relief work. Heizen started and gave up three runs (two earned) and three hits over 41/3 innings.
“Jared aggressively went after their hitters, pitched to contact well and had a look of confidence on the mound,” Matera said.
Elkhorn 3, Central 1
The Falcons (6-12, 4-8) managed only one hit in a Southern Lakes Conference road loss to the Elks (10-10, 6-6).
Central took a 1-0 lead when Dylan Anderson singled home Myles Kazumura in the first inning, but the Elks rallied for the win with three runs in the fifth.
Bryce Kerkman took the loss for the Falcons, allowing three runs (one earned) and five hits over six innings.
Shoreland Lutheran 6,
Racine Lutheran 0
The Pacers (8-6-1, 3-2-1) scored four goals in the first half and coasted to a Metro Classic Conference win over the host Crusaders (4-8, 1-4).
Lauren Heathcock sparked Shoreland with a pair of first-half goals and an assist. Lauren Carter, Lauren Adams, Aminah Diagne and Yasmine Van De Water also scored.
Goalkeeper Kayla Pagel earned her sixth shutout win of the season.
Christian Life 5,
Timara Frink’s hat trick powered the Eagles (5-5-1) to a non-conference home victory over Southeast Wisconsin Christian Homeschool Athletics.
The Eagles snapped a scoreless tie on Frink’s goal in the 20th minute and padded their lead to 2-0 when Emily Asmann’s shot found the back of the net 10 minutes later. Rachel Sheppard assisted Frink’s second goal in the 39th minute to give Christian Life a 3-0 halftime lead.
Second-half goals by Frink and Gracie Mutungi kept SWCHA at bay.
Kelli King and Bethany Erickson led Christian Life’s defense, while goalkeeker Abby Joseph made three saves to pick up the shutout win.
The Lancers’ matchup against St. Thomas More was canceled after only two of the three referees showed up.