Will Horvey threw six-plus innings of two-run ball and the Maroa-Forsyth Trojans topped Monticello 6-2 in Tuesday afternoon non-conference boys baseball action from Forsyth Village Park.
Maroa-Forsyth scored two runs in the second, fourth and sixth innings and got out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the seventh inning to end the game.
After tossing five shutout innings, Horvey allowed two runs in the sixthe inning, then allowed a leadoff single to start the sventh, but Kameron Boline got the final three outs after loading the bases with one out.
Horvey finished with four strikeouts and issued five walks.
Mitch Carr took the loss for the Sages. Finishing with four runs, three earned, allowing five hits, five walks and struck out four.
Braden Willoughby led the Trojans with a 3-for-3 afternoon with three RBI. Logan Shepard had an RBI and Dawson Roberts scored twice finishing 2-for-3.
Luke Stokowski, who left the game in the sixth inning after a nasty collision at first base on an infield single, finished 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Nate Graham went 1-for-4 with a run scored.
The Sages drop to 11-4 on the season while Maroa-Forsyth improves to 10-1.
In a game heard on WHOW and WEZC, the Clinton Lady Maroons defeated the Monticello Lady Sages by a score of 8-2 on Wednesday afternoon. Ryty DuPont-Barlow was named the Country Financial representative Stephan York Maroons Player of the Game. She was three for three with a double, an RBI, scored a run, walk, and steal. Aspyn Taylor was two for four with 2 doubles, Jillian Miller was two for three with a double and two RBIs, and Tori Wilson was one for three with two runs and a double. Olivia Sanders had the win, pitching for seven innings, two runs, earned six hits, striking out two, and walking zero.
For Monticello, Leslie Taylor had the loss, pitching six innings, had eight runs, 11 hits, striking out five, walking two, and hitting one batter. Delaney Hilderbrandt was two for four with an RBI triple, and Skyler Frye was two for three with a double.
With the win the Lady Maroons improve to 5-8 on the season and 1-3 in the Central Illinois Conference. Monticello falls to 5-9-1 overall and 0-2 in Okaw Valley Conference action.
Tune in Wednesday, April 19, as the Lady Maroons take on Shelbyville. You can hear the game live on the Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW, and online at dewittdailynews.com. The Lady Sages take on St. Joseph Ogden on Thursday, April 20, on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
Jeffry Wileaver’s walk off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning sent Monticello past St. Jospeh-Ogden in walk-off fashion, 7-6 Thursday afternoon from Monticello High School in Okaw Valley boys baseball action.
Trailing 6-3, the Sages left off the seventh inning by reaching base on back-to-back errors against starter Colton Hale. Hale was then lifted for Austin Cain who got Konnor Bundy to ground into a fielders choice, when Jaden Miller at third base tagged out lead baserunner Mitch Rhoades.
With one away, Alex Marquardt walked, loading the bases. A sac-fly RBI by Luke Stokowski brought a run in for a 6-4 deficit. Mitch Carr then sent a drive over the head of centerfielder Mason Coon and scored two runs.
With Carr at second and two outs, Wileaver laced a single to left field. The throw in was cut off for a relay that was off-line and allowed Carr to score standing and the Sages celebrated down the first base line.
Stokowski started for the Sages on the mound but was knocked around for six runs on on seven hits, striking out two and walking zero.
Cam Wittig relieved Stokowski with six shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks and five strikeouts.
Cain took the loss for St. Joe.
The Spartans drop to 7-2 on the season and 1-1 in the Okaw Valley conference.
The Sages improve to 8-2 on the year and are 1-1.
In a game heard on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com, Kately Burch’s bases clearing double opened up a 6-0 lead capping a four-run fifth inning for St. Joseph-Ogden and Tori Witruk threw seven shutout innings as the Lady Spartans blanked Monticello 9-0 in Okaw Valley girls softball action Tuesday from Monticello High School.
Witruk went the distance in the circle for the Lady Spartans, allowing just five baserunners on four singles, striking out three and walking none.
Mackenzie Reedy had a pair of singles and Makayla Reedy and Jenny Hinton added singles as well for the Lady Sages, who drop to 4-4-1 on the season.
St. Joe was led by Burch, who tallied four RBI with a pair of doubles. Andrea Coursey added a pair of doubles with three runs scored. Logan Frerichs added a double, drew three walks and scored two runs.
Emmy Graver finished 1-for-3 with a pair of runs.
The Lady Spartans improve to 9-0 for the year.
Hear Monticello boys baseball action Thursday afternoon as they host St. Joseph-Ogden on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
Today's Lady Maroons Varsity/JV Softball games against St. Teresa have been moved from
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