THOMSON, Ill. — For the second straight day Thursday, West Carroll had to go against some tough pitching.

Pearl City defeated West Carroll 8-4 in Northwest Upstate Illini Conference softball, and while the Thunder got nine hits, Coach Don Mathey complimented Wolves pitcher Halle Fransen.

“Pearl City has a pitcher who can hit the glove while mixing speeds,” Mathey said. “She is very impressive.”

Fransen did not walk a West Carroll batter and struck out five.

Meanwhile, Abby Maike allowed three earned runs on 21/3 innings en route to her fifth loss of the season. Riley Sullivan came in in relief and allowed three earned runs on five hits. 

West Carroll moved to 3-8 on the season.



Pearl City 023 012 0 – 8 12 0

West Carroll 001 200 14 9 1

(West Carroll stats only)

Abby Maike (21/3 ip. 7 h, 5 r, 3 er, 1 bb, 0 so), Riley Sullivan (42/3 ip, 5 h,3 r, 3 er, 2 bb, 4 so) and Emma Aljets. Multiple hits — Josi Anderson 2, Haley Appel 2. RBIs — Aljets, Appel, Christy Ralston. 

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