On Thursday, August 22nd, Yellow Jackets baseball traveled to Clay City for WEAA Conference action. Clay City struck first in the bottom of the 2nd inning with two runs to take the lead. The Yellow Jackets battled back in the top of the 3rd inning to tie it up at two apiece, then turned around and gave up 3 runs in the bottom of the third inning in a downpour. At the conclusion of the third inning, the game was suspended at that point and will be concluded at a later date. Offensively, Brendan Bowser had 2 hits, an rbi, and run scored; Rhett Andrews had a hit and rbi; Levi Margelin had a walk; Michael Smith had a walk; and Landon Wilford had a walk and run scored. Pitching for the Yellow Jackets was Brendan Bowser. He gave up 6 hits, 2 walks, 1 HBP, 7 K's, and 5 runs. Again, this game will be resumed at a later date to be determined. Next up for the Yellow Jackets: Monday, August 26th at Grayville for WEAA Conference action.
The SMS/AJH Softball girls clinched their first ever win at home last night in 7 innings against a well matched Grayville team.
In the first inning Bella Andrews (P) and Lauren Fisher (1st) connected for the first out. Andrews struck out a batter for the second out. The third out was a third base line drive to Madison Stevens (3rd) with the connect to Fisher leaving the Lady Bison scoreless. Bottom of the first saw all 9 Lady Rockets at bat for 3 runs from Lyla Keepes, Nora Jones, and Fisher. Walker struck out, Stevens was thrown out at first while Andrews, Courtney Jones, and Elizabeth Hefner we’re left on base after Jordis Riley was thrown out at first after a nice in field hit.
Top of the second was three up three down with an out from Kali Walker (2nd) to Fisher and 2 strike outs from Andrews. Bats were still hot in the bottom of second for 4 runs scored by Walker, Fisher, Andrews, and Stevens. (7-0).
Third inning was another quick three outs: Keepes (SS) to 1st, a strike out, and an in field pop fly to Walker. Bottom of the third saw three quick outs for the Lady Rockets due to great defense from the Lady Bison. Ruby Newkirk struck out at the plate after a few good takes at the ball. Keepes has a solid single followed by Walker with a slap hit to the pitcher and was thrown out at first who in turned threw to third for the double play on Keepes.
Top of the fourth Andrews had 1 walk and 3 strike outs. Bottom of the fourth again saw great fielding by the Lady Bison. They caught a left field hit by Nora Jones, a right field hit from Fisher before seeing Andrews on base with a nice short right field hit. Stevens laid one up the third base line but was thrown out at first for the last out. (7-0)
Top of the fifth the Lady Bison found a way to score before 2 strike outs and a nice jumping in air snag by Stevens at third. Again the Rockets went three up and three down. Breslin Ligon was tagged out at first after a nice hit, Chandler Cusick struck out after several foul tips trying to stay alive at the plate. Hazel Earnest was thrown out at first by the Lady Bison pitcher.
Top of the sixth the Lady Rockets answered with solid fielding. Andrews snagged a ball hit right back at her for the first out. Fisher charged the ball and out ran the batter for the tag at first. Cusick (Center field) stopped the ball to keep the next runner from advancing to second base. Third out was another connect from Walker to Fisher. Bottom of the sixth became 10-1 after Walker, Fisher, and Jones all scored. Keepes had a nice hit but was thrown out at first by the short stop. Andrews was also out with a catch by the SS. Stevens had a solid hit caught in left field.
Top of the seventh started with a strike out. Lady Bison would score two runs before a force out at third by Walker (SS) to Stevens (3rd). To close the game, Elizabeth Hefner (2) caught a pop fly.
Coach Walker wanted to comment on the major improvements at bat for all the Lady Rockets. Also the communication between players on defense was great. Lastly, the pitching and catching duo of Andrews and Jones was on fire tonight seeing only 3 walks and 3 drop thirds. The SMS/AJH team is back in action Tuesday August 27th at Red Hill at 4:30.
The new Wabash Valley College womens’ basketball coach is Lacey Shalenko. Shalenko takes over for Jack Trosper who resigned in July. Her hiring was approved last night by the IECC Board.
Shalenko comes to WVC from Moberly College where she was an assistant for one year.
From Shalenko’s bio on moberlygreyhounds.com:
(Prior to coming to Moberly she was) “at Angelo State University where she helped lead the team to a Lonestar Conference Championship with a record of 23-7. She was instrumental in producing four All-Conference players, including Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year as well as two players who earned D2CCA All- Region Honors. Shalenko served as the Recruiting Coordinator for the program. She was responsible for guard development and was heavily involved in defensive strategy and late-game situations.
Prior to Angelo State, Shalenko spent two seasons as Recruiting Coordinator at Division I Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She played an integral role in guiding four players to All Ohio Valley Conference Honors including Player of the Year and Co-Defensive Player of the Year. She managed all aspects of recruiting student-athletes and was in charge of guard development.
Shalenko started her coaching career at her alma mater of University of Missouri St. Louis. She assisted in producing four All-Conference players while helping UMSL to their second best record in program history at 21-8. In her first season at UMSL, the Tritons made just their second appearance in school history in the NCAA Tournament.
The Collinsville, Illinois, native spent four years as a student-athlete at Division II UMSL, where she was a team captain and helped the Tritons to the second round of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament for the first time in 10 seasons Shalenko graduated magna cum laude in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and received her master’s in business administration from UMSL in 2012.”
On Monday, August 19th, Yellow Jackets Baseball hosted New Hope in WEAA Conference action. The game was called after 3 innings, with New Hope winning 35-0. After the first inning, New Hope led 4-0 and extended their lead to 5-0 after two innings. The third inning has been a struggle early in the season for the Yellow Jackets, as they gave up 30 runs in the inning. Offensively for the Yellow Jackets, Brendan Bowser had a walk and Levi Potts was hit-by-pitch. Brendan Bowser started on the mound and went 2 innings, gave up 6 hits, walked 2, struck out 6, and was charged with 5 runs of which 2 were earned. Chase Gher, Isaiah Courter, and Rhett Andrews all pitched in the 3rd inning with Rhett getting 2 strike outs and an assist on the third out. The Yellow Jackets are now 0-2 overall and in conference play. Next up: Thursday, August 22nd at Clay City for a WEAA Conference game.
The SMS/AJH Softball team dropped their second game last night to an experienced Jasper/Geff team. In the first the only batter to get on base was Nora Jones with a double hit between the short stop and left field. The bottom of the first was the roughest for the girls seeing 8 runs scored before Andrews was able to strike out 3 girls. Top of the second was again frustrating for the Lady Rockets going 3 up and 3 down. Bottom of the second saw improvement. First out was made by Lyla Keepes (SS) to Madi Stevens on first. Andrews finished the inning with 2 more strike outs. Score was now 13-0. Top of the third the bats came out hot. Ruby Newkirk was first on base after being hit by the pitcher. She was able to advance with a solid RF hit by Keepes. Kali Walker advanced two runners and clenched a single with a hit to the gap in center right field. Unfortunately all 3 ladies were left on base after solid pitching from Rice for Jasper/Geff. Bottom of the third saw some defensive subbing for the Rockets. Courtney Jones caught a fly ball to RF for the first out. Again Andrews struck out two more batters to close the inning. The Rockets continued to improve allowing only 2 runs (15-0). Top of the 4th Andrews hit a solid grounder to second and was able to get on base. Due to the RBI by Madison Stevens, Andrews would go on to score the only run for the Rockets. Bottom of the 4th more changes were made. Walker came in to pitch and Nora Jones replaced Lauren Fisher at catcher. Walker and Stevens connected for two throw outs at first. A drop third allowed Hinkle to get on base followed by a score when Rice hit a deep center left field ball to end the game with the run rule 16-1. Overall, the Lady Rockets continue to improve each game. The few hits to the outfield were fielded well by Breslin Ligon (RF), Chandler Cusick (CF), Ruby Newkirk (LF), Courtney Jones (RF), Elizabeth Hefner (CF), and Hazel Ernest (LF) to keep players from achieving doubles several times. Also of special mention is Lauren Fisher and Nora Jones who are catching for the very first time. It’s a tough position to play and they have been giving it their all. The SMS/AJH Softball team will be back in action Tuesday August 20th against Cisne at HOME!! Action starts at 4:30 and we’d love to see you there supporting our great team!
Men's Open Doubles (Round Robin) Shipman, Kyle (Olney, IL) / Uhl, Evan (Olney, IL) def. Holsapple, Jonathan (Lanesville, IN) / Knepp, Kaleb (Washington, IN) 6-1; 6-2 Bramlet, Chase (Mount Carmel, IL) / Hays, William (Evansville, IN) def. Shipman, Kyle (Olney, IL) / Uhl, Evan (Olney, IL) 7-6(4); 0-6; 1-0(5) Bramlet, Chase (Mount Carmel, IL) / Hays, William (Evansville, IN) def. Holsapple, Jonathan (Lanesville, IN) / Knepp, Kaleb (Washington, IN) 6-0; 6-2
Men's Open Singles (Round of 16) Bramlet, Chase (Mount Carmel, IL) def. Spade, Ethan (Lawrenceville, IL) 6-0; 6-0 Deaton, Chris (3) (Greenwood, IN) def. Stoll, Jarred (Olney, IL) 6-3; 6-3 Flatt, Timothy (Benton, IL) def. Nolen, Fred (Campbellsburg, IN) 6-1; 6-0 Parson, Chantz (Evansville, IN) def. Bettis, Jack (Olney, IL) 6-2; 3-6; 1-0(8) Knepp, Kaleb (Washington, IN) def. Uhl, Evan (4) (Olney, IL) Wd (ill) Holsapple, Jonathan (Lanesville, IN) def. Powless, Bobby (Flora, IL) 6-0; 6-0
Men's Open Singles (Quarterfinal Round) Powless, Joel (1) (Flora, IL) def. Bramlet, Chase (Mount Carmel, IL) 6-1; 6-1 Deaton, Chris (3) (Greenwood, IN) def. Flatt, Timothy (Benton, IL) 6-1; 6-2 Knepp, Kaleb (Washington, IN) def. Parson, Chantz (Evansville, IN) 6-4; 6-4 Shipman, Kyle (2) (Olney, IL) def. Holsapple, Jonathan (Lanesville, IN) 6-0; 6-0
Men's Open Singles (Semifinal Round) Powless, Joel (1) (Flora, IL) def. Deaton, Chris (3) (Greenwood, IN) Wo (ill) Shipman, Kyle (2) (Olney, IL) def. Knepp, Kaleb (Washington, IN) 6-2; 6-0
Men's Open Singles (Final Round) Shipman, Kyle (2) (Olney, IL) def. Powless, Joel (1) (Flora, IL) 6-4; 6-1
Men's Open Singles Consolation (First Round) Stoll, Jarred (Olney, IL) def. Nolen, Fred (Campbellsburg, IN) 6-0; 6-1 Bettis, Jack (Olney, IL) def. Uhl, Evan (4) (Olney, IL) Wd (ill)
Men's Open Singles Consolation (Semifinal Round) Stoll, Jarred (Olney, IL) def. Spade, Ethan (Lawrenceville, IL) 6-0; 6-0
Men's Open Singles Consolation (Semifinal Round) Bettis, Jack (Olney, IL) def. Powless, Bobby (Flora, IL) 6-0; 6-0
Men's Open Singles Consolation (Final Round) Bettis, Jack (Olney, IL) def. Stoll, Jarred (Olney, IL) Wo (ill)
Mixed Open Doubles (Final Round) Bettis, Jack (Olney, IL) / ODell, Caitlyn (Noble, IL) def. Bramlet, Chase (Mount Carmel, IL) / Thomason, Elise (Mount Carmel, IL) 6-2; 6-4
Women's Open Singles (Quarterfinal Round) ODell, Caitlyn (Noble, IL) def. Bradshaw, Jaquelyn (Mount Carmel, IL) 6-0; 6-1
Women's Open Singles (Semifinal Round) Thomason, Elise (Mount Carmel, IL) def. Wilson, Hannah (Mount Carmel, IL) 5-7; 6-1; 1-0(7) ODell, Caitlyn (Noble, IL) def. Prusaczyk, Chelsea (Benton, IL) 6-0; 6-0
Women's Open Singles (Final Round) ODell, Caitlyn (Noble, IL) def. Thomason, Elise (Mount Carmel, IL) 6-2; 6-4
Women's Open Singles Consolation (Semifinal Round) Bradshaw, Jaquelyn (Mount Carmel, IL) def. Prusaczyk, Chelsea (Benton, IL) 6-1; 6-0
Women's Open Singles Consolation (Final Round) Wilson, Hannah (Mount Carmel, IL) def. Bradshaw, Jaquelyn (Mount Carmel, IL) 6-1 Ret (inj)
Boys' 18 Singles (Quarterfinal Round) Nguyen, Quan (Mount Vernon, IL) def. Hout, Cooper (Olney, IL) 6-0; 6-0 Piercy, Andrew (Mount Vernon, IL) def. Adams, Finn (Newburgh, IN) 6-7(5); 7-6(5); 1-0(7)
Boys' 18 Singles (Semifinal Round) Bettis, Jack (1) (Olney, IL) def. Nguyen, Quan (Mount Vernon, IL) 6-0; 6-0 Taylor, Jacob (2) (Olney, IL) def. Piercy, Andrew (Mount Vernon, IL) 6-2; 6-0
Boys' 18 Singles (Final Round) Bettis, Jack (1) (Olney, IL) def. Taylor, Jacob (2) (Olney, IL) 6-2; 6-0
Boys' 18 Singles Consolation (Final Round) Adams, Finn (Newburgh, IN) def. Hout, Cooper (Olney, IL) 6-0; 6-0
Girls' 10 Singles (Round Robin) Moore, Reagan (Makanda, IL) def. Glover, Kinley (Benton, IL) 6-4; 4-6; 1-0(3) Moore, Reagan (Makanda, IL) def. Moore, Kara (Carbondale, IL) 6-3; 6-4 Glover, Kinley (Benton, IL) def. Moore, Kara (Carbondale, IL) 6-0; 6-2
Girls' 12 Singles (Round Robin) Moore, Eislee (Makanda, IL) def. Snider, Mckenna (Olney, IL) 6-3; 6-4 Moore, Eislee (Makanda, IL) def. Bettis, Jillian (Olney, IL) 6-1; 6-3 Bettis, Jillian (Olney, IL) def. Snider, Mckenna (Olney, IL) 6-4; 7-5
Girls' 14 Singles (Round Robin) Potter, Evelyn (Olney, IL) def. Strine, Camryn (Mount Carmel, IL) 6-1; 6-1 Potter, Evelyn (Olney, IL) def. Moore, Skylar (Makanda, IL) 6-2; 6-2 Moore, Skylar (Makanda, IL) def. Strine, Camryn (Mount Carmel, IL) Wo (ill)
Girls' 18 Singles (Semifinal Round) ODell, Caitlyn (1) (Noble, IL) def. Halbig, Katie (Mount Carmel, IL) 6-1; 6-0 Harris, Allison (2) (Newton, IL) def. sherwood, emily (Casey, IL) 6-4; 6-0
Girls' 18 Singles (Final Round) ODell, Caitlyn (1) (Noble, IL) def. Harris, Allison (2) (Newton, IL) Wo (inj)
Girls' 18 Singles Consolation (Final Round) Halbig, Katie (Mount Carmel, IL) def. sherwood, emily (Casey, IL) 6-2; 6-0
Wabash Valley Athletic Director Mike Carpenter announced the resignation of Head Women’s Basketball Coach Jack Trosper on Monday Afternoon. Trosper has accepted the Women’s Basketball Assistant Head Coaching position at Southern Mississippi University, in Conference USA.
Trosper was the Head Coach of the Lady Warriors for just one season, and guided WVC to a 32-1 record and a perfect 16-0 GRAC Record. Trosper’s team advanced all the way to the Quarter Finals of the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament, before falling to New Mexico Junior College 63-59, which was the only loss of the season for the Lady Warriors.
Trosper’s 2019 team also carried a 3.12 Team GPA, which was the best Team GPA for the Women’s Basketball Team at WVC since 2014-15.
Reached for comment, Trosper said, “I want to thank Athletic Director Mike Carpenter and President Fowler for the opportunity to lead such a prominent program. It was an incredible experience, and to be part of such a great Community as Mt Carmel was a great experience. This place truly loves and supports Wabash Valley College and their Athletic Programs, and I thank everyone for their support.”
WVC Athletic Director Mike Carpenter said of Trosper “We’ll miss Coach Trosper and are very thankful for his hard work and dedication to our School. He did a great job of continuing the long-standing tradition of success with our Women’s Basketball program, and we appreciate his efforts. He has a great opportunity in front of him at Southern Miss, and we know he’ll do a great job.”
The search for a Trosper’s replacement will begin immediately.
What a great turn out for the first annual Beall Woods Bolt! Runners and walkers enjoyed the new smooth pavement throughout the park. The 3 mile course began at the Visitor Center, included the campground loop, and passed by the boat dock down by the lake. The park staff greatly appreciated everyone who attended, participated, and assisted with the event!
Overall Male (Logan Heater), Overall Female (Barb Brocksmith), 2nd Place Male (August Kruse), 2nd Place Female (Owen Kruse)
1st Place- 13 and under Female (Brylynn Wallace)
1st Place- 14-19- Female (Jacaelah Wheeler)
1st Place- 20-29- Female (Jamie Vaughn), 1st Place- 20-29-Male (Clint Sallee)
1st Place- 30-39- Female (Jenny Shaw), 2nd Place (Mariah Dennison)
1st Place- 30-39- Male (Brent Zenthoefer)
1st Place- 40-49- Female (Michelle Galen)
1st Place- 40-49- Male (Jared Kitchene), 2nd Place (Jason Shaw)
1st Place- 50-59-Male (Joe Burkhardt), 2nd Place (Paul Campbell)
1st Place- 50-59-Female (Kim Wolf), 2nd Place (Janet Horten)
1st Place- 60-69-Male (Doug Raber)
1st Place- 60-69-Female (Kathryn St.Ledger), 2nd Place (Arlene Miksanek)
1st Place- 70 and up- Male (Gerald Seddon)
Overall Male (Tony Miksanek), Overall Female (Jonna Isaacs)
2nd Place Male (Jim Isaacs), 2nd Place Female (Colleen Cullison)
3rd Place Male (Don Kensell), 3rd Place Female (Haleigh Buchanan)
On June 17-20, Mt. Carmel’s Ashby Willis and her team ASICS KIVA 14 Red (Louisville, KY) competed in the AAU 14 Open National Volleyball Championships.
On day one they played 3 matches going 3-0 on the day.
Day two they were 1-1 but still in the hunt for Gold!
Day three they went 3-0 with the much needed first place in their pool to be able to compete on championship day for the national championship.
In the quarterfinal Thursday Morning they beat Sports Performance out of Chicago putting them in the semi-final match against 3 time national championship winner Vaqueras out of Puerto Rico.
They won the semi’s putting them in the national championship game against Municiana out of Muncie IN.
They won that match in two sets, 25-10, 26-24 coming away with the National Championship Title!!
Congrats Ashby!! She is the daughter of Rick and Syreeta Willis of Mt. Carmel.
Mt. Carmel, IL – With the most dominating Season in Conference History, the Wabash Valley Athletic Department was recently awarded the 2019 GRAC All-Sports Trophy. The Warrior Teams of Volleyball, Softball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball, and Baseball combined for a Conference Record of 97-15 in the 2018-19 season.
This was just the second time in GRAC History that four (4) sports, from one school, won the Conference title in the same season (WVC in 2011.)
In addition, Warrior Coaches Paul Schnarre (Softball), Jack Trosper (Women’s Basketball), Mike Carpenter (Men’s Basketball), and Rob Fournier (Baseball), were named “GRAC Coach of the Year” respectively. Those four WVC teams went a combined 92-6 in GRAC play, and each won the Conference Championship.
Warrior Athletic Director Mike Carpenter said in a statement, “What a way to close out the season. We play in one of the toughest Conferences in the Country, and to win the All-Sports Trophy says a great deal about the commitment and dedication of our Student-Athletes. I cannot say enough about how great this group was to work with, collectively, on and off the playing field. Our coaches did a great job molding these kids into Championship teams that our fans and boosters were proud to support. Winning the All-Sports Trophy is “icing on the cake!”
Mt. Carmel, IL – Wabash Valley College archer Jacob Quillen, from West Salem, IL, has been named to the USA Archery 2019 Collegiate Archery Academic All-American Team in the Men’s Bowhunter Division. This prestigious award recognizes not only excellence on the archery field, but the hard work and dedication required to balance a heavy practice and competition schedule with excellence in the classroom.
In order to make the Academic All-American Team, archers must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 and rank in the top 25 percent of scores in their collegiate division and class at the 2019 US National Indoor Championships.
Baseball awards: Logan Durham (ERA Award), Drew Arnott (Golden Ace Award), Cade Newkirk (Strikeout Leader), Aden Gill (Batting Title, All Big 8 Conference), Rayce Loudermilk (Rookie of the Year), Kaleb Applebey (RBI Leader)
The Lady Aces won their first Regional Championship since 2005. They had zero seniors on the team and 15 freshmen, with another 10+ freshmen on the way next year.
The 100th Anniversary of Golden Aces Football Planning Committee is pleased to announce activities will be held at every home football game this season to commemorate the 100th year of Mt. Carmel Football.
The 1981 State Championship Team will be recognized during halftime of the Harrisburg game on August 30th. A special reception will also be held following the game.
The state runner-up teams from 1974, 2001, 2002, and 2011 will all be recognized at halftime of the Mt. Vernon, Indiana game, on Friday, September 6th, again with a reception following the game.
Homecoming is Friday, September 20th. All alumni of football, band and cheerleading will be recognized as the Aces take on Olney.
Friday, September 27th will be a special “Friends of Aces Football” night as the Aces take on Alton Marquette.
Saturday, October 19th the Aces take on Dupo at 1 p.m. It will be Senior Day, and all former Aces’ coaches will be recognized. All living former head coaches including Larry Lockhart, John Hart and Darren Peach will be recognized at halftime. A special reception will also follow the game.
All postgame receptions will be open to the public.
More details will be forthcoming. Commemorative shirts, posters, videos and more will soon be available. A kickoff dinner is also being planned.
Currently the committee is asking that all players from the 1981 (Friday, August 30th), 1974, 2001, 2002, and 2011 teams (Friday, September 6th) please mark your calendars for your recognition night. We also ask that you RSVP by sending a message to the 100 Years of Aces Football Facebook page or by email to Kyle Peach at email@example.com.
The new co-op junior high school softball team between St. Mary’s and Allendale has gotten the go ahead to play their home games at the Alma McCauslin Field on 4th Street. City Commissioner Justin Dulgar presented the request to the council for the games to be played there this fall.
Mt. Carmel Regional Final
Mt. Carmel - 12
Flora - 9
Faith Fuller pitched a complete game. She gave up 9 runs, 2 earned, on 10 hits and struck out 1.
Libby Schneider was 4-4 and scored 2 runs.
Kami Pearson was 3-5.
Faith Fuller was 3-5 with a homerun and 4 RBI.
Avary Daum was 3-4 with an RBI and scored a run.
Addie Drone was 2-4 with 3 RBI and scored a run.
Stormie Devine was 1-4 with a double and scored 2 runs.
Sierra Hannah was 1-3 with a double and 2 RBI.
Mackenzie Sisson walked twice and scored a run.
Olivia Stinson scored 2 runs.
Grace Adams scored 1 run.
The Lady Aces started the scoring with a 2 out, 2 RBI single by Addie Drone. Flor la then answered with 5 runs to take a 5-2 to the 4th inning.
In the 4th inning, the Lady Aces batted around and scored 4 runs to take a 6-5 lead. Flora would score 2 in the 5th and 2 in the 6th to take a 9-6 lead to the bottom of the 6th inning.
In the bottom of the 6th, Pearson, Fuller, and Daum all singled to start the inning. After scoring a run on an error, Sierra Hannah tied the game with a 2 RBI double.
Fuller retired Flora in order in the top of the 7th. In the bottom of the 7th, after and error and a single by Pearson, the Lady Aces had runners on 1st and 2nd with 1 out and Fuller at the plate. She sent an 0-1 pitched deep to left field for the Walk-Off Homerun to win the Regional Championship.
This was the first Regional Championship in softball since 2005.
Coach Kyle Buss:
“I am so proud of this group of girls. Faith Fuller has been playing hurt for about 2 weeks now, and she fought the pain all game long and came up huge for us.
We had been struggling a little bit at the plate lately but the girls came up big with 17 hits, and a lot of those were huge 2 out hits to score runs.
This group has been so coachable and just a joy to be around every day. You wouldn’t know this is a team without any seniors on it. They are very smart softball players for their age and super talented. Our juniors and even our sophomores have done a great job of leading this team.”
The Lady Aces now play in the Newton Sectional on Tuesday against Teutopolis at 6:30.
- Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity stole the lead late in the game in a 4-2 victory over Johnston City on Thursday. The game was tied at two with Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity batting in the top of the sixth when.
- Johnston City fired up the offense in the first inning. Fischer drove in one when he singled.
- In the top of the fifth inning, Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity tied things up at two when Bret Doansingled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
- Kaleb Applebey earned the victory on the mound for Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity. He allowed zero hits and zero runs over two and a third innings, striking out six and walking one.
- McPheron took the loss for Johnston City. He lasted five and a third innings, allowing four hits and four runs while striking out five and walking one.
- Cade Newkirk started the game for Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity. He allowed three hits and two runs over four and two-thirds innings, striking out 11
- Doan led Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity with two hits in four at bats. Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error.
Mt. Carmel Softball 5/14/19
Mt. Carmel - 2
Lawrenceville - 1
Final - 8 innings
Faith Fuller pitched all 8 innings, giving up 1 earned run on 4 hits, and struck out 2.
Addie Drone was 1-4.
Stormie Devine was 1-3 with a double and scored the 2 Aces runs.
Kami Pearson was 1-3 with an RBI.
Avary Daum was 1-3 with a double.
Sierra Hannah was 1-3.
Faith Fuller and Maleah Armstrong each drew a walk.
The Lady Aces trailed 1-0 from the 2nd inning until the Bottom of the 6th. Great defensive plays by Lexi Ballard, Kami Pearson and the rest of the Lady Aces kept the Indians at 1 run.
With 1 out and a runner on 2nd in the 6th, Kami Pearson hit a sacrifice fly to right field, which scored Stormie Devine from after a throwing error.
After a leadoff walk in the Top of the 8th, Kami Pearson threw out the leadoff hitter trying to steal second base.
In the Bottom of the 8th, Stormie Devine drew a walk, and made it to 3rd on a couple of passed balls by the Indians. This set the stage for Kami Pearson, who hit a rocket into left center for the walk-off base hit.
The Lady Aces advance to the Regional Championship Friday at 4:30 against the host Flora Wolfgals. The Lady Aces are looking to win the first Softball Regional Championship since 2006.
MCHS Senior Wade Ruth signed today to play golf at Lincoln Trail College In Robinson. The signing took place over the noon hour at the MCHS Library.