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UPDATED: Lady Maroons Blank Springfield, Advance to Regional Final

Mac Armstrong went the distance for the Clinton Lady Maroons and shut out Springfield High School 4-0 in a Regional semifinal matchup at the Rochester High School in the Class 3A softball postseason. 


Armstrong set down the first 11 batters she faced before a two-out single gave the Lady Senators their first hit of the day. 


Springfield would muster just five more base runners the rest of the game and Armstrong did not allow a runner to reach third base. She struck out three, walked one and allowed three total hits.


The Lady Maroons were led offensively by Elly Maier who logged the game's only extra-base hit with an RBI double in the fifth inning. Winds were consistently blowing to right field and center field throughout the game but no one could muscle anything more than bloop base hits or ground balls through the infield. Polen finished 2-for-2 with a walk, run scored and RBI.


Camdyn Alsup finished 2-for-3 with a run scored. Savannah Clifton finished 2-for-4 with a run driven in. Amanda Tool also drove in a run for the Lady Maroons.


Clinton will take on Rochester at Rochester High School Friday afternoon for a Regional title. The Rockets shut out Clinton in a Regional semifinal game last year at Mahomet-Seymour and knocked the Lady Maroons out of the postseason in 2017 with an 11-3 in a Regional title game at Clinton High School. The Lady Maroons lost in a Regional final in 2016 to Effingham, 1-0. 


Friday's matchup is the third Regional championship game appearance in four seasons for Clinton. 


Game time is 4:30 pm from Rochester. Hear the action on The Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM/106.5 FM WHOW and online at dewittdailynews.com. 


Class 3A Regional semifinal softball scores from Wednesday....


At Bartonville


East Peoria 3

Limestone 7


At Chillicothe


Metamora 1

Geneseo 9


Illinois Valley Central 6

Streator 3


At Galesburg


Peoria Notre Dame 5

Macomb 0


At Taylorville


Chatham Glenwood 13

Decatur MacArthur 0


Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin 10

Taylorville 7


Class 4A Regoinal semifinal softball scores from Wednesday....


At Pekin


Moline 8

Normal Community 1


Class 1A Sectional semifinal softball scores from Wednesday....


At Champaign St. Thomas More


Fisher 2

Villa Grove 3


At Meridian


Casey-Westfield 1

Meridian 2


Class 2A Sectional semifinal softball scores from Wednesday....


At Brimfield


Quincy Notre Dame 2

Tremont 10


At Newton


Breese Mater Dei 5

Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 2


At Olympia


Olympia 4

St. Joseph-Ogden 2


Class 3A Regional semifinal action today....


At Limestone


Washington 4:30pm



At Chillicothe


Geneseo 4:30pm

Illinois Valley Central


At Galesburg


Galesburg 6:30pm



>>Class 1A boys baseball sectional semifinal action


At Illinois Wesleyan


Delavan 0

Ottawa Marquette 2


LeRoy 3

Woodhull AlWood 0


Class 2A boys baseball Sectional semifinal action from Wednesday


At Bloomington Central Catholic


Bloomington Central Catholic 8

St. Joseph-Ogden 16


Tuscola 8

Clifton Central 3


Class 3A boys baseball Regional semifinal action from Wednesday....


At Bloomington 


Normal U-High 11

Pontiac 1


At Illinois Valley Central


Illinois Valley Central 0

Peoria Notre Dame 7


At Dunlap


Dunlap 11 F-5

Canton 0


Limestone 9

Macomb 1


At Mahomet-Seymour


Champaign Central 15

Mt. Zion 1


Charleston 7

Mahomet-Seymour 1


At Morton


Morton 10

East Peoria 2


Lincoln 3

Washington 0


At Paris


Mattoon 6

Champaign Centennial 2


At Quincy Notre Dame


Quincy Notre Dame 10

Springfield Lanphier 0


Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin 5 @ University of Illinois Springfield

Springfield 0


At Taylorville


Rochester 4

Springfield Southeast 2


Class 4A boys baseball regional semifinal action from Wednesday....


At Moline 


Normal Community 4

Rock Island 2


At Normal West


Normal West 8

Minooka 3


Class 3A boys baseball regional semifinal action today.....


At Bloomington 


Metamora 4:00pm



At Taylorville


Chatham Glenwood 4:30pm


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