R-W wins 4th straight Cougars softball improves to 7-3

For The Weekly Post

ROWVA-Williamsfield softball began this week by extending its winning streak to four games.

Ava Landon struck out 10 Peoria Christian batters Monday in a 5-1 road victory. Landon walked one and allowed six hits. On offense, Landon was 3-for-4 with two singles and a triple.

The Cougars (7-3) scored three times in the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie. Izzy Nelson’s single drove in a run. The others scored on an error and a wild pitch.

On April 6, R-W swept a doubleheader from Galva, 10-1 and 16-1. Taylor Morgan and Ella Rigg each had two RBI in the first game to help back the pitching of Riley Smith, who struck out 12.

In the second game, Landon was 3-for-3, including a first-inning home run. Landon and Nelson each had three RBI.

Landon had another big day in the circle April 4, when the Cougars beat Monmouth-Roseville 12-1. Landon struck out 15 in a seven-inning no-hitter. She also had a two-run homer in a five-run sixth. Emma West’s single drove in the other runs.
R-W has a doubleheader Saturday against Mercer County.

Brimfield-Elmwood – Sawyer Drury was 3-for-4 as B-E overcame an early deficit April 6 to beat Havana 8-4. Drury, Kendyl Binder and Kylee Vaughn had RBI singles in a four-run fifth that gave the Indians (6-2) a lasting lead. Drury also struck out 11.

The previous day, Dunlap defeated B-E 3-0. Sutton Centoni struck out 13 B-E batters and her team scored twice in the fourth for all the runs it needed.

B-E was scheduled to play Tuesday against Bushnell-Prairie City and Wednesday at North Fulton before heading to a tournament in Clarksville, Tenn. The Indians are scheduled to play three games there.

Princeville – Ridgewood swept a doubleheader Monday from Princeville, 9-1 and 11-0. The losses left Princeville 3-5 for the season.

The Lady Princes’ previous doubleheader, April 6 against Mercer County, resulted in a split.

Princeville won the first game 9-4 and took control in a three-run third. RBI came courtesy of singles by Mekeya Cihla and Claire Sutherland and a triple by Kinley McGinn. Sutherland allowed six hits and only one earned run.

Mercer County won the second game 15-4 as McGinn was 3-for-3 with two RBI.

Princeville’s two other games this week were against Knoxville – Tuesday on the road and today, April 11, at home.

Farmington – Kewanee scored in all but two innings April 6 as it defeated Farmington 11-2. Of 10 runs Farmington pitcher Lydia Overcash allowed, three were earned. Sophia Anderson was 2-for-2, including a two-run hit in the third.

Farmington (3-3) was scheduled to play Wednesday at Illini West, then today at home against Mercer County.