Category: no-hitter

Tremont pitcher Jaycee Craver tossed a no-hitter and the hosts opened the IHSA Class 2A Tremont Regional play with a 12-0, five-inning victory over Deer Creek-Mackinaw on Tuesday afternoon. Craver (17-0) allowed just two baserunners — a walk and an error — in striking out six. The sophomore needed just 63 pitches, and a ball never left the infield. Rachel Patterson (3-for-3, double, three RBIs) gave Craver some run support with a first-inning, two-run homer. Jill Runyon’s two-RBI single highlighted the three-run second. In the third, Kali Sanders hit a three-run homer as a part of the six-run third. That frame also saw Tanner Garey (3-for-3) drive home Kennedy Runyon (3-for-3, RBI), who along with her sister, Jill (3-for-4, three RBIs), had back-to-back RBI singles. The top-seed Turks (24-0) face either Havana or Midwest Central in the 11 a.m. Saturday final.

-Bob

The Washington Panthers (14-5, 8-4) softball team shut-out Limestone High School (15-13, 3-9) 3-0 Monday afternoon in Mid-Illini action. Senior pitcher Sydney Fields (8 strike-outs) hurled a no-hitter against the Rockets and was a hit batter away from throwing a perfect game for the visiting Panthers. Courtney Parker and Alexie Carlsten provided all of the offense with RBI’s for Washington.

-Bob

Monmouth (United High School) advanced to the IHSA Class 1A softball title game on Saturday behind the strong right arm of Katie Bertelsen. The IHSA all-time record holder in strike-outs threw a no-hitter against Toledo (Cumberland) High School with 16 K’s on 107 pitches for a 1-0 victory. The Red Storm got the only run of the game on in the third inning on a clutch two-out double by center fielder Katie Kaywood scoring Kelsey Crain. The Red Storm (28-4) advance to the 11:30 a.m. Saturday title game and face the Hilltoppers from Danville Schlarman (38-2) at the Eastside Centre.

-Bob

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