Junior High Softball Roundup -- August 19


Published on August 20 2014 4:41 am
Last Updated on August 20 2014 4:41 am
Written by Millie Lange

Walks were the difference Tuesday evening as Mattoon came calling at Effingham Junior High School and took home an 18-6 softball win.

The Mustangs held a 2-1 lead after the first inning but Mattoon came back with a six-run second and a five-run third to put the contest away.

"It is difficult to win when your pitchers give up 15 walks," said EJHS Coach Megan Whitacre. "It just wasn't our night when it came to pitching. We did very well at the plate putting up 11 hits. However, we left too many people on base."

Carsyn Fearday had three singles and an RBI while Lauren Douthit had two singles and a double to lead the Mustangs.

At Effingham

Mattoon              065    004    3    --    18-12-0

Effingham           210    300    0    --      6-11-1

WP -- none listed. LP -- none listed.

Mattoon -- no hits listed

Effingham -- Fox, single; Fearday, 3 singles, 1 RBI; Kinkelaar, single; Schafer, single, 1 RBI; Douthit, 2 singles, double; Kuhlman, single; Krouse, single


At Toledo

Cumberland blanked Altamont 10-0 in five innings via the 10-run rule. The Pirates scored two runs in each of the first three innings.

Cumberland had 10 hits and was aided by five Altamont errors. Dunaway had a single, double and two RBI for the winners while Bradley and Hendrix had two singles each. Hendrix drove in three runs while Dunaway had two.

Leading Altamont were Katie Grimsley and Jade Shryock with a single each.

At Toledo

Altamont               000    00    --      0-  2-5

Cumberland          222    13    --    10-10-0

WP -- Oakley. LP -- Mette.

Altamont -- Grimsley, single; Shryock, single

Cumberland -- Oakley, single; Hendrix, 2 singles, 3 RBI; Sowers, single, 1 RBI; Oakley, double, 1 RBI; Dunaway, single, double, 2 RBI; Bradley, 2 singles; Williams, single


At Mulberry Grove

St. Elmo/Brownstown traveled to Mulberry Grove and fell to the homestanders 9-6.

SEB outhit Mulberry Grove 10-8 but committed four errors. Moss had three singles while Oberlink and  Reynolds had a single, double and an RBI each and Hoopingarner two singles.

At Mulberry Grove

St. Elmo/Brownstown          021    003    0    --    6-10-4

Mulberry Grove                      002    403    x    --    9-  8-1

WP -- Dothager. LP -- Oberlink.

St. Elmo/Brownstown -- Moss, 3 singles; Obelrink, single, double, 1 RBI; Hoopingarner, 2 singles; Reynolds, single, double, 1 RBI; Scholes, single, 1 RBI; Fedrigon, 1 RBI; Curry, 1 RBI

Mulberry Grove -- no hits listed