Area Prep Roundup (May 22)

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The Bombers closed the regular season with a walk-off victory last Friday against Ramsey.

Sophomore Malachi Maxey roped an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh to score senior Dustin Lawson from first base to give Brownstown/St. Elmo a 2-1 victory.

Maxey had not recorded a hit since April 29.

Offense was otherwise hard to come by for either team, as the team’s pitchers combined to allow seven hits and four walks.

BSE senior Jacob Behrends earned the win in relief, striking out five over the final two innings, and Ramsey’s Brady Reiss took the loss after 6 1/3 innings.

Ramsey’s Devon Mercer double, and Waylon Davis drove home a run.

BSE (15-9) scored an unearned run in the bottom of the first.

Friday, May 16
Ramsey 1
R: 0-0-0-0-1-0-0—1-3-3
B: 1-0-0-0-0-0-1—2-4-0
WP: Behrends (6-3); 2 IP, 5 K
LP: Reiss; 6 1/3 IP, 3 K
Bombers: M. Maxey, 1-for-2, 2B, RBI; Lawson, 1-for-3, run; Levi Maxey, 1-for-2; Behrends, 1-for-2.
Rams: Davis, 1-for-3, RBI; Mercerm 1-for-2, 2B; Tristan Wesselman, 1-for-2.

Boys track

Saturday, May 17
at Shelbyville Open
Second-place finisher
•Chase Riley, 200-meter dash (11.19)
Third-place finisher
•Riley, 100-meter dash (11.19)
Fifth-place finishers
•4X200-meter relay (Riley, Sean O’Leary, Kasey Nance and Tyler Back), 1:37.12
Eighth-place finishers
•4X100-meter relay (Riley, O’Leary, Nance and Back), 46.02
Ninth-place finisher
•Back, long jump, 18 feet, 11 inches


Three hits were enough for the Lady Rams last Thursday in a 2-1 win against Dieterich, giving the team back-to-back wins for the second time this season.

Freshman Danielle Hill had two of those hits and an RBI, and senior Whitney Moreland had the game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the sixth.

Moreland allowed just two hits from the pitcher’s circle in picking up her eighth win of the season for Ramsey (9-18). She struck out seven and walked one.

Thursday, May 15
Ramsey 2
Dieterich 1
D: 0-0-1-0-0-0-0—1-2-1
R: 0-0-1-0-0-1-X—2-3-1
WP: Moreland (8-18); 7 IP, 7 K
Lady Rams: Hill, 2-for-2, RBI, run, SB, BB; Moreland, 1-for-2, 2B, RBI, BB; Skye Kimberlin, run, HBP.
Record: 9-18


The last regular season game of the season was a dud for the Lady Eagles, who lost on Monday to Central A&M, 25-4.

The Lady Raiders scored 18 times in the first two innings and added seven more in the final two.

Sophomore Krystyn Fitch had two hits and two runs, freshman Morgan Brown had an RBI single and scored and junior Darby Moss singled for St. Elmo/Brownstown (15-15).

Monday, May 19
Central A&M 25
C: 10-8-0-5-2—25-15-2
S:   0-0-2-2-0—4-4-7
WP: Jordan
LP: Elissa Baron
Lady Eagles: Fitch, 2 1B, 2 R; Brown, 1B, RBI, run; Moss, 1B; Stephanie Calhoun, run, 2 BB.
Record: 15-15


Senior Danie Austin extended her hitting streak to eight games and St. Elmo/Brownstown beat Mulberry Grove 10-6 last Friday in a rain-shorted contest.

Austin had a pair of singles for the Lady Eagles (15-14), who rallied from a 6-5 deficit with five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, and has hit in nine of the past 10 games.

Freshman Morgan Brown paced the offense with three hits, two RBI and three runs, and senior Bethany Oberlink added a two-run double.

SEB won the season series between the teams 2-1, losing in the championship game of the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament, but winning the regular-season EIC game.

Friday, May 16
SEB 10
Mulberry Grove 6
M: 3-0-0-0-3—6-8-5
S: 2-0-2-1-5—10-11-1
WP: Scholes
LP: Tompkins
Lady Eagles: Brown, 2B, 2 1B, 2 RBI, 3 runs; D. Austin, 2 1B, RBI, run; Oberlink, 2B, 2 RBI, run; Darby Moss, 2 1B, run; Baylee Scholes, 1B, RBI, run; Audriana Pruett, 1B, RBI, run; Stephanie Calhoun, 1B, run; Krystyn Fitch, run.
Record: 15-14


The Lady Cougars dropped a pair of close games last Saturday at the Olney Tournament.

In game one, Oblong defeated South Central, 5-1, and in game two, the Lady Cougars lost to Lawrenceville, 15-12.

Sierra Gunnels, Alannah Sigrist and Bailey Ritter had hits in both games for South Central (1-18).

Saturday, May 17
Game 1
Oblong 5
South Central 1
O: 1-0-0-1-0-3-0—5-7-3
S: 0-0-0-0-0-1-0—1-4-2
LP: King; 7 IP, 5 K
Lady Cougars: Gunnels, 1B, run; Ritter, 1B; Sigrist, 1B; Jordan Schaal, 1B.

Game 2
Lawrenceville 15
South Central 12
L: 2-0-0-0-4-9—15-10-4
S: 0-8-0-1-0-3—12-11-3
LP: Grzegorek; 5 IP, 0 K
Lady Cougars: Sigrist, 3 1B, 2 RBI, run; Hannah Rubin, 2 1B, 2 RBI, run; Abby King, 3B, 1B, RBI, 4 runs; Gunnels, 2B, 1B, RBI, run; Sidney Wilkins, 2 1B, RBI, run; Ritter, 1B, RBI, 3 runs; Kanaday Grzegorek, 1B, RBI, run; Schaal, run.


South Central closed the regular season with a big win on Monday, and another Noah Powless homer.

Powless’ two-run shot came as part of a six-run fourth, and the Cougars fended off a late Flora rally for a 6-5 victory.

The long ball gives Powless a home run in five of the past six games, and he has 19 RBI in that same span.

Sophomore Gavin Ratermann had a two-run single in the inning, and senior Kyle Bray had an RBI double for the Cougars (10-15).

Powless (3-4) picked up the win in relief, striking out six in four innings of work.

Monday, May 19
South Central 6
Flora 5
F: 0-0-2-0-0-2-1—5-8-0
S: 0-0-0-6-0-0-X—6-8-4
WP: Powless (3-4); 4 IP, 6 K
LP: Nicholson; 1 IP, 0 K
Cougars: Powless, 1-for-2, HR, 2 RBI; Bray, 2-for-3, 2B, RBI; Ratermann, 2-for-3, 2 RBI; Brett Harmeier, 1-for-3, RBI.
Record: 10-15


Noah Powless hit his fifth home run in the past five games last Friday, giving him 17 RBI in the same span, as South Central walloped Dieterich, 12-2.

Powless, a junior, has nearly tripled his RBI count since this power streak began on May 3 in the final game of the Centralia Tournament.

Senior Tyler Ross also homered in the game, and struck out eight in a complete game from the mound for his second win of the season.

The Cougars (9-15) got a two-run single by sophomore Dre Hill in the bottom of the sixth inning to end the game early on the run-rule.

Friday, May 16
South Central 12
Dieterich 2
D: 0-0-0-1-0-0—2-5-1
S: 3-3-1-3-0-2—12-9-0
WP: Ross (2-3); 6 IP, 8 K
LP: Traub; 2 IP, 2 K
Cougars: Powless, 2-for-4, 3 RBI; Ross, 2-for-2, HR, RBI; Hill, 1-for-2, 2 RBI; Gavin Ratermann, 1-for-2, 2B, RBI.
Record: 9-15