Prep Baseball & Softball

Softball roundup: Dupo storms back to beat Tri-City, advance to sectional final

Dupo advanced to the champion game of the Gillespie Class 2A sectional with a 5-4 win over Tri-City Co-Op of Buffalo.

The Tigers (19-5) will face the winner of Wednesday’s semifinal game between Gillespie and Williamsville for the trip to the Athens Super-Sectional.

Jessica Stansch lasted the full seven innings fro Dupo, allowing three hits, while striking out four and walking four.

Tri-City scored its four runs, all of them unearned, in the bottom of the first inning to take a 4-1 lead. The Tigers battled back with single runs in the third and fifth and two in the sixth to capture the lead.

Alyssa Strubberg went 3-4 with two runs and an RBI, Skylure Barlow had a pair of doubles and scored two runs; Taylor Esmon had two hits and two RBIs.

Payton Sturdy took the loss for Tri-City. She allowed four earned runs on 12 Dupo hits. She also struck out four and walked four.

Tuscola 7, Central 2

Tuscola pitcher Melanie Meinhold scattered five hits and struck out 10 as Tuscola ended the Central Cougars' season with a semifinal loss at the Class 2A Shelbyville Sectional.

Olivia Wesselmann was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Central and Kaylee Schrand was the losing picher, allowed eight hits and four runs in five innings. Central finished 23-12 on the season.

Carmi 10, Nashville 2

Defending Class 2A state champion Nashville sa its dream of back-to-back state titles dashed with a semifinal loss to Carmi on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Class 2A Nashville Sectional.

Class 1A New Athens Sectional

The scheduled Lebanon vs. Clay City semifinal game was rained out Tuesday, setting up a sectional semifinal doubleheader on Wednesday at New Athens.

Lebanon will take on Clay City at 3 p.m., followed by New Athens vs. Edwards County in the other semifinal at 5 p.m.

Edwardsville 11, Quincy 0

Emma Lewis homered and went 3-for-3 with three RBis while Allison Loehr homered and also drove in three runs to help lead Edwardsville past Quincy in a Class 4A Edwardsville Regional semifinal game. Edwardsville pitcher Jordan Garella limited Quincy to two hits over six innings, striking out three. Rachel Anderson was 3-for-4 for the Tigers whil Anna Burke was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.