The hard-throwing righty surrendered four runs on eight hits in seven innings while striking out five and walking just one.
The Panthers will carry their 5-0 record into Tuesday's scheduled game with visiting Fitch, the team they lost to in last year's Class L state tournament quarterfinals.
"This is our fifth game this week".
"Things did not go well for us early in the game", Lady Devil head coach Grady Lingerfelt said.
The Tigers started the scoring in the top of the first on a run-scoring groundout by Kaitlyn Bair.
"Everybody has to do what's best for the team and focus on doing the little things and playing the game the right way to put ourselves in a position where we can win ball games".
It occurred in the second inning.
"I didn't think it was a home run, but it had some pop", Starr said with a smile pointing to her first prep home run.
Nuckols led off the inning with a single to left field and Maddy Foellner walked before Ecker sent both runners home with a single to center field. Schiebe got a strikeout, then walked a batter to load the bases before escaping the jam with another strikeout.
"It's a matter of every game going into our game and figuring out what to do to produce runs and keeps the opponents sound", Jonker said.
"That's tough. They've got a good hitting ball team".
Drake and the Cougars were buoyed by the four-run third inning to erase a 1-0 deficit. Shaw moved over to third and Sorenson singled to second base bringing in the third run of the inning, regaining the lead, 4-3.
However, Central opened up its sixth with consecutive singles from Muczynski, Isabella Wilkerson and Sanders to load the bases before Gianna Niemeier drove in a run with a one-out single and Weyh bounced into a fielder's choice to score another run. Two at-bats later, Shedd homered into center field to make it 10-3 and all but secure the win.
The Mavericks were able to tag Bradey Welsh with single runs in the fourth and fifth innings, but that was all the Marshfield, Mo., native would allow.
Louis softball team stepped out of non-conference play and posted a doubleheader sweep at Greenville University on Thursday afternoon in Greenville, Ill. "It's just up to them, and how bad do you want it?" "If the wind wasn't blowing, maybe it's a different game". R.J. Johnson was 1-3 with a home run and an RBI, while Lane White was 1-2 with a home run.
"Kylie got good contact on it", Eric Rinard said. Bre Beatty went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, while Montana DeCamp added a pair of hits.
"Abbey did great and she did really well against Yale", Karwoski said. "She's been throwing inside really well, and I've been ready for it at third".
The right-handed Rager, who fell to 5-6 for the season, had a solid outing in the pitchers' circle other than a rough third inning where the hurler gave up three earned runs which proved to be all Marshall needed.
"Kelsey's a competitor", Davis said. I thought she was working the outside half of the plate.