Herald Staff Report

ALEDO, Ill. — After squandering a 4-0 lead and dropping its first game Saturday, West Carroll bounced back with back-to-back one-hitters to finish 2-1 and take second place at the Aledo Classic softball tournament.

ROWVA, from Oneida, Ill., strung together six of its eight hits in the fifth and sixth innings — scoring three times in each frame — to beat West Carroll 6-4 in Game 1. Kaylyn Nelson hit a three-run double for ROWVA in the fifth inning. Britta Johnson tied the game with a one-out, run-scoring triple in the sixth. After a walk, Sarah DeSclepper’s two-run single put ROWVA ahead 6-4.

“We had plenty of opportunities but could not come up with that big hit when we needed,” West Carroll coach Don Mathey said.

In the second game, Taylor Cole and Tiffany Cole limited Peoria High to one hit — a one-out single in the first inning — in a five-inning, 11-0 victory for the Thunder. Chelsey Sipe led off West Carroll’s first inning with a single and eventually scored on Katie Wiersema’s groundout for the only run the Thunder needed.

Jordan Kasbohm followed up by throwing a one-hitter for West Carroll in a 5-1 win against Aledo (19-4). The win gave West Carroll (24-6) the tiebreaker edge over Aledo for second place.

“This was by far our most complete game of the year,” Mathey said. “Jordan pitched her best game of the year and was a leadoff home run (by Courtney Bennett) away from a perfect game. Jennesa (Miller) had a huge game at the plate.”

Miller’s two-out double in the third scored Wiersema, who had singled in the previous at-bat, with the tying run. Miller then scored the go-ahead run on Kasbohm’s double.

The Thunder scratched across another run in the sixth inning on a single by Haley Johnson and sacrifice and Kelsey Bull’s single, then Miller provided some insurance with a two-run home run in the seventh.

Kasbohm, Wiersema and Sipe were named to the all-tournament team.


Scoring by innings

West Carroll 110 200 0 — 4 8 0

ROWVA 000 033 x — 6 8 3

Tiffany Cole (10-3) and Katie Wiersema; Anjay Clark. Two or more hits — ROWVA (Sarah DeSclepper 2, Britta Johnson 2); West Carroll (Chelsey Sipe 2). 2B — ROWVA (Kaylyn Nelson); West Carroll (Sipe, Jennesa Miller). 3B — ROWVA (Johnson). RBIs — West Carroll (Sipe, Wiersema, Miller, Kayla Kasbohm); ROWVA (DeSclepper 2, Nelson 3, Johnson).


Scoring by innings

West Carroll 164 00 — 11 8 0

Peoria High 000 00 — 0 1 2

Taylor Cole, Tiffany Cole (11-3) and Wiersema; Schrieber and Hardy. Two or more hits — West Carroll (Reka Sedivy 2). 2B — West Carroll (K. Kasbohm, Haley Johnson). RBIs — West Carroll (Sipe, Kaiti Mathey, Wiersema 2, K. Kasbohm, Johnson, Sedivy 2).


Scoring by innings

West Carroll 002 001 2 — 5 10 0

Aledo 100 000 0 — 1 1 2

Jordan Kasbohm (13-3) and Wiersema; Megan Putnam and Koieski. Two or more hits — West Carroll (Wiersema 2, Miller 3, Johnson 2). 2B — West Carroll (Miller, J. Kasbohm). HR — Aledo (Courtney Bennett). RBIs — West Carroll (Miller 3, J. Kasbohm, Kelsey Bull); Aledo (Bennett).

Eastland beats Fulton

FULTON, Ill. — Marissa Harris had three hits and limited Fulton to five as she pitched Eastland to a 6-1 non-conference victory Friday.

Scoring by innings

Eastland 001 210 2 — 6 14 0

Fulton 000 000 1 — 1 5 1

Marissa Harris and Taylor Ruter; Liz Carbaugh and Lydia Schaver. Two or more hits — Eastland (Harris 3, Ruter 2, Endress 3, Koser 2, Landherr 2); Fulton (Kuehl 2). 2B — Eastland (Harris). 3B — Fulton (Wiersema). RBIs — Eastland (Endress, Landherr 2, Kness, Koser); Fulton (Wiersema).

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