We had a baseball - softball doubleheader on the Big-Z Friday. The Marquette Explorers routed the Nokomis Redskins 12-2 in Prairie State Conference baseball to open our twinbill. John Hughes picked up the win on the mound and went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI at the plate in the victory. Marquette improved to 11-7 with the win.
Game two of the presentation took us to Alton High School where the Alton Lady Redbirds beat the Civic Memorial Lady Eagles 8-1 in non-conference softball action. C.M. led after the first inning but Alton scored in four consecutive innings to earn the victory. Haley Longo and Morgan Tipsword each knocked in a pair of runs while Jordyn Roady pitched four innings to pick up the win for Alton, who improves to 11-7 this season. Maddie Hall drove in the only run for C.M, who falls to 3-13 with the loss.
Friday prep sports scoreboard:
Highland 7 Alton 4
Nokomis 2 Marquette 12
Granite City 5 C.M 6
Edwardsville 11 Jersey 1
Belleville East 1 Waterloo 0
Civic Memorial 1 Alton 8
Gillespie 8 Roxana 4
Carlinville 1 Wood River 2 ** Tori Beachum with 14 strikeouts in the win**
Green Bay Lutheran 1 Metro East Lutheran 11
Girls Soccer Alton Invitational Marquette 0 (10-5-1) Alton 1 (8-6-2) **Kirsten Funk scored winning goal in 77th minute for Alton**
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