Prep Baseball & Softball

Belleville West softball defeats Alton in conference play

The Belleville West Maroons defeated the Alton Redbirds 5-0 in Southwestern Conference softball Tuesday.

Belleville West got off to a good start by scoring in the second inning. They continued to be successful at the plate in the fourth, sixth, and seventh innings.

Haley Dunn’s success at the plate brought two home; Aleigha Cory and Paige Cates picked up RBIs as well. Cates’ successful at-bat also went for a triple, while Alyssa James slammed a double. Allyson Winkelman was most consistent a the plate going 3 for 4.

Paige Cates pitched the full ballgame for the Maroons, allowing just two hits that came off the bat of Alton’s Tami Wong, and striking out 12.