EAST DUBUQUE, Ill. — East Dubuque scored two runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings Tuesday to defeat West Carroll 5-3 in Northwest Upstate Illini Conference softball.

Anna Badtke’s two-run home run put the Thunder (7-10, 2-4 conference) on top in the top of the first inning, and the lead held up until the bottom of the fifth inning.

Trailing 2-1, East Dubuque (4-3, 3-1) scored twice in the fifth to take the lead. Skylar Culbertson opened the inning with a walk and scored on Payton Duster’s hit. Duster scored the go-ahead run on a fielder’s choice. 

The Warriors added two more runs in the sixth, which included an RBI triple by Culbertson.

Badtke pulled West Carroll within 5-3 with a sacrifice fly in the sixth.

“Tonight was two pretty even teams playing,” West Carroll Coach Don Mathey said. “East Dubuque came up with the clutch hits, and outside of Anna’s two-run homer, we could not.”

Fillies triumph

PORT BYRON, Ill. — Morrison broke a 3-3 tie with two runs in the top of the fifth inning and defeated Riverdale 6-3 on Monday in the Three Rivers Conference.

Lauren Rice threw a complete-game two-hitter for the Fillies, walked three and struck out 12 batters. Two of the Rams’ three runs were unearned.

Emma Sitzmore had two hits and two RBIs to lead Morrison’s offense, and Emma Melton added two hits and one RBI.

EAST DUBUQUE 5, WEST CARROLL 3

West Carroll 200 000 1 — 3 6 2

East Dubuque 010 022 x — 5 5 1

Riley Sullivan (L 2-3, 4 ip, 3 h, 3 r, 1 er, 5 bb, 5 so), Abby Maike (2 ip, 2 h, 2 r, 2 er, 0 bb, 0 so) and Emma Aljets; Abby Berrryman (W 2-1, 7 ip, 6 h, 3 r, 3 er, 4 bb, 1 so) and Maddisa Koppman. Multiple hits — West Carroll (Monica Smith 2); East Dubuque (Payton Duster 2). 3B — East Dubuque (Skylar Culbertson). HR — West Carroll (Anna Badtke). RBIs — West Carroll (Badtke 3); East Dubuque (Culbertson, Duster, Taylor Johnson, Abigail Musemann, Madison Feyen).

 

MORRISON 6, RIVERDALE 3

Morrison 100 220 1 — 6 9 4

Riverdale 001 200 0 — 3 2 8

Lauren Rice (7 ip, 2 h, 3 r, 1 er, 3 bb, 12 so) and Lauren Vos; Lexi Venhuizen (7 ip, 9 h, 6 r, 3 er, 2 bb, 4 so) and Chloe Sullivan. Multiple hits — Morrison (Emma Melton 2, Emma Sitzmore 2). 2B — Morrison (Rachel Davis). RBIs — Morrison (Melton, Davis, Sitzmore 2, Madison Steines); Riverdale (Tylra Saddoris).

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