An eight-run first inning was the difference as St. Elmo/Brownstown fell to Greenville last Wednesday, 13-7.
The Lady Eagles responded to the first-inning scoring outburst with four runs of their own, then added two runs in the sixth inning and one in the seventh while holding the Lady Comets to four runs for the last six innings.
Each team had nine hits and two errors, with Makenzie Parkison leading SEB by going 3-for-5 and scoring twice. Katelyn Maxey was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI and two runs scored.
Marlee Nolen took the loss for the Lady Eagles, giving up eight runs on just three hits while walking four and striking out one in two-thirds of an inning.
Natalie Oberlink finished the game for SEB, striking out 10 and walking three while allowing five runs on six hits.
SEB – Parkison 3-5, 2 runs, 3 stolen bases; Philpot 1-5, 1 RBI, 1 run; Maxey, 2-3, 3 RBI, 2 runs; Oberlink 1-3; S. Moss 0-4, 1 run; Russell 1-1, 1 RBI; Scholes 0-3; Nolen 0-2; Stonum 0-1; Gathe 1-1, 1 RBI, 1 run, 1 stolen base; Smith 0-1; Reynolds 0-3.
The Lady Vandals are still looking for their first win of the season after dropping a doubleheader to Pawnee on Saturday.
Pawnee topped Vandalia, 11-1, in the first game, then recorded a 13-0 shutout in the nitecap to drop Vandalia to 0-5 on the season.
The Lady Vandals were held to a double by Breann Swain and a single by Kennedy Fiscus in the opener.
Katelyn Mills went the distance for the Lady Vandals, allowing 10 hits and walking two. Only five of Pawnee’s 11 runs were earns, as Vandalia committed three errors.
In the second game, Pawnee again held the Lady Vandals’ offensive attack in check, allowing only singles by Emalee Hall, J’Amy Jackson and Camryn Murphy.
Mills again went the distance on the mound, giving up 11 hits and striking out two. Seven of the 13 Pawnee runs were earned, as the Lady Vandals committed five errors.
Errors were also a factor on Friday, as five miscues helped Centralia to record a 10-0 win over the Lady Vandals on Friday.
Lindsay Dagen had the lone Vandalia hit in the five-inning contest.
Mills struck out five, walked one and gave up 10 hits. Half of Centralia’s runs were unearned.
South Central scored eight times in the first two innings on their way to a 12-9 win over Webber Township last Tuesday.
Serina Lee led the hitting attack with a double, two triples and two RBIs. Zoe Johnston drove in three runs, and Wilkins also drove in two for South Central, which improved to 1-1.
Katie Shumate got the win, striking out four, walking six and giving up two hits and four runs in 2 1/3 innings. Lexie Reid struck out two and allowed one run in two-thirds of an inning, and Katlyn Hilmes threw the final four innings, stricking our three, walking four and giving up four hits and four runs, one earned.
South Central – Sigrist single, 1 run, 1 RBI; Reid sacrifice bunt, 1 run; Johnston single, triple, 2 runs, 3 RBI; Lee double, two triples, 4 runs, 2 RBI; Wilkins 2 singles, 1 run, 2 RBI; Shumate double, 1 run, 1 RBI; Brown single 1 run.