Prep roundup: Webster County records first two wins of season

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Marshfield's softball team beat host Springfield 9-2 in a nonleague game Wednesday to improve to 4-4 in the preseason.

ST. IGNATIUS — Brazil 0-2, H. Crawford 0-2, S. DarcAngelo 0-3, F. Smith 0-2, Umphery 0-1, A. Tanner 0-2, K. Clark 0-2, S. Hutchin 0-2, S. Reum 0-2. Gavin Murphy, Justin Young and Wyatt Petrey each collected two hits in the first game of the day, with Petrey connecting on a two-run home run in the third. Lea Credidio ignited the Lakers' rally with a double to left center. Freshman Maddy Newman pushed her to second base, then Melton scored on a throwing error by the Virginia third baseman.

Carbon opened the game off with a six-run first inning led by the bat of Kaitlyn Cripps who had a two-run home run in the inning.

The Lady Trojans wasted no time, quickly jumping out to a 3-0 lead, including a two-run home run by Macey McElravy.

"With lots of talent on the boys side to send to the state qualifier meet, I believe we have the potential for somebody advance to the state meet in Cicero in June", Egeli said. Maddox added a home run and four RBIs. Kaylee Hall had a triple and scored two runs. Galbo, after bunting most of the game, was given the go-ahead to swing away and make the most of her opportunity.

After Wolcott went on top 2-1 in the third, and with runners on the corners, Turiano saved at least one run with a running catch of a sinking liner in left field.

Cook is a sprinter who was the GR champion in the 100 previous year with a time of:11.45, while he also took second at the league meet in the 200 with a:23.81; Cook was fourth in both the 100 and 200 at the Class C meet as a junior and is also coming off of a strong indoor season.

"It's a tough way to lose a ballgame but I was really pleased with the way our guys competed", Joplin coach Kyle Wolf said. Robins pitched an outstanding complete game, giving up only three hits. "I knew they were going to hit off me, because every pitcher can't be flawless". Macey McElravy didn't allow a hit and struck out two batters in the final inning. That's the recipe for success. We tried to not hit balls at her because she's such an outstanding fielder.

Parsippany added two runs in the fifth on Vidal's two-run home run to right. Absegami's Thu Deo went 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI. "Having all of them there together, I think, is just going to help maximize their potential". "The pitchers were struggling with their command a little bit so we wanted to be selective with our swings, and it paid off".

Olson said the biggest obstacle the Wildcats have faced so far this spring, like most other teams in the area, is getting outside.

Baalman went the distance in both wins, pitching a combined 12 innings and allowing just two earned runs on four hits. Mason Griffin picked up the win by tossing three scoreless innings of relief.