St. Bede pushed over seven runs on six straight hits in the fourth inning to roll to a 10-0 win at Princeton Tuesday in NCIC softball play.
Lydia Stariha and Barbi Prokup led the Lady Bruins’ attack with three hits apiece. Emmi Christensen (4 rbis), Mo Dean and Lexie Miranda each added two hits. Miranda’s both came in the fourth.
“The bats are starting to come around, especially at the bottom of the order,” SBA coach Bill Prokup said. “The top of the order has been pretty consistent all year. Lydia and Barbi have done a nice job getting on base and scoring runs. Emmi Christensen has been hurt and has missed the last few games, but didn’t miss a beat. She has been a great addition to our team.”
Heidi James led off the home half of the first inning with a double off the fence, promptly ending the hitless streak of St. Bede’s Lainie Schweickert, who had retired all 18 Hall batters she faced Monday.
The Lady Bruins ace would go on to throw another shutout, however, allowing just one walk and four hits while fanning eight. James stroked another hit with Daneille Hughes (1-2) and Makenzey Wilson (1-2) also hitting safely for PHS (2-4, 0-1).
Madison Menzel was tagged for the loss. She allowed 14 hits with a walk and a strike out in four innings.
Bureau Valley 9, Amboy 7: The Storm rallied with four runs in the seventh, and freshman catcher Dana Kepner hit a game-winning, two-run homer in the eighth in Three Rivers play at Amboy.
Kepner had three hits and four RBIs, and Ashley Phillips added two doubles and three RBIs. Irini Petros had two hits and and a RBI and got the win, throwing 4 1/3 innings of relief.
Cassey Doege took the loss for Amboy (3-4, 1-4), which got home runs from Micaela McCoy and Brooke Lovgren.
St. Bede 11, Hall 0: Lainie Schweickert threw her second perfect game in three outings. as the Lady Bruins won in six innings She fanned 17 out of 18 batters she faced. The only ball hit was a pop up to the catcher.
Schweickert also helped her own cause with two hits and a RBI. Ella Voss doubled and drove in a run as did Abby Nowakowski, Lydia Stariha, Barbi Prokup and Christine Daley. Julia Yaklich singled and scored three runs.