Amboy scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie Fulton at 4 and send the Three Rivers Athletic Conference softball game into extra innings Monday.
Each team scored a run in the eighth and Amboy scored a run in the bottom of the 11th to grab a 6-5 victory.
“Tonight was a heartbreaker,” Fulton coach Jen Pepper said.
Fulton’s Kendra Williams was in the circle and allowed only one run through six innings, but she ran in to trouble in the seventh. Katherine Wayne came in to relieve Williams, but Amboy was able to even the score.
“Kendra pitched an excellent game,” Pepper said. “I made the switch in the seventh too late and allowed Amboy a chance to get back in the game. We were getting the job done but just ran out of gas when it was time to finish.”
The Steamers (3-11, 1-4 conference) were led by Lydia Schaver’s three hits, including two doubles.
Fillies blank Panthers, 9-0
MORRISON, Ill. — Christie Wiersema was dominant in the circle and at the plate for Morrison during a 9-0 victory over Prophetstown/Erie on Monday.
Wiersema shut out the Panthers, striking out 13 and allowing three hits. She also drove in five runs. She hit two home runs and a double to power the Fillies’ offense.
Shannon Finneran added a solo home run for Morrison.
Thunder rally, crush Stockton
THOMSON, Ill. — Stockton scored five first-inning runs, but West Carroll had a response Monday in Northwest Upstate Illini Conference softball play.
The Thunder (10-6, 5-0 conference) scored 12 runs from the third to sixth innings to earn a come-from-behind 12-5 victory.
“We did a really good job of just staying at it offensively after we spotted them a 5-0 lead,” West Carroll coach Don Mathey said. “Kim (Durward) really settled down after the first inning and shut them down. We did a good job of hitting our pitch.”
Durward earned her seventh win of the season and allowed no runs on one hit and three walks over the last six innings. Stockton did score five runs in the first inning on two hits and four walks, but West Carroll got in the swing of things offensively, led by seventh hitter Katy Cook. Cook went 4-for-4 at the plate with two triples, two RBIs and three runs scored.
The Thunder did most of their damage in the sixth inning, scoring six runs. With one out, Sophi Morhardt and Ieshia Larson hit back-to-back singles. After Dana McCombie reached on an error, Cook and Huebner hit back-to-back singles. Rachel Allen doubled and Kelsey Todd drew a walk giving West Carroll seven consecutive baserunners. After a fielder’s choice, Kaiti Mathey hit a two-run double to close the scoring.
AMBOY 6, FULTON 5 (11 innings)
Fulton 101 010 110 00 — 5 5 2
Amboy 000 010 310 01 — 6 7 9
Kendra Williams (6 1⁄3 ip, 2 h, 4 r, 0 er, 6 bb, 7 k), Katherine Wayne (3 2⁄3 ip, 5 h, 2 r, 1 er, 2 bb, 5 k) and Emma Wiemken; Katie Nauman (11 ip, 5 h, 5 r, 3 er, 18 k) and Carly Dodd. Two or more hits — Fulton (Lydia Schaver 3); Amboy (Nauman 2). 2B — Fulton (Schaver 2). RBIs — Fulton (Amber Grant 2, Jenna Jones, Schaver); Amboy (Kiara Kaleel).
MORRISON 9, PROPHETSTOWN/ERIE 0
P’town/Erie 000 000 0 — 0 3
Morrison 103 203 x — 9 15
Haily Huizenga and Kimberly Teats; Christie Wiersema and Marie Deter. Two or more hits — Morrison (Kaitlyn Finneran 3, Christie Wiersema 3, Allie Hanson 3). 2B — Morrison (Hanson, Wiersema, Shannon Finneran). 3B — Morrison (Hanson). HR — Morrison (Wiersema 2). RBIs — Morrison (Wiersema 5, Hanson 2, Shannon Finneran, Danielle Stralow).
WEST CARROLL 12, STOCKTON 5
Stockton 500 000 0 — 5 3 2
West Carroll 001 326 x — 12 17 1
Katelyn Gille (4-2, 6 ip, 17 h, 12 r, 10 er, 3 bb, 1 k); Kim Durward (7-4, 7 ip, 3 h, 5 r, 5 er, 7 bb, 3 k). Two or more hits — West Carroll (Katy Cook 4, Kaiti Mathey 3, Sophi Morhardt 3, Taylor Cole 2, Dana McCombie 2). 2B — West Carroll (Mathey, Rachel Allen). 3B — (Cook 2, Cole). RBIs — Stockton (Ashlie Cassers 2, Emily Rowe, Julia Herman, Meddie Dower); West Carroll (Mathey 3, Cook 2, Cole, Allen, McCombie, Ieshia Larson, Ashley Huebner).