Boiler softball girls down Hall in first round of regionals, knocked out by Sherrard

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MacKensey Stontz led the assault on Hall in the first round of regional play Monday, smacking a homer here as the Boiler girls won 18-0.
MacKensey Stontz led the assault on Hall in the first round of regional play Monday, smacking a homer here as the Boiler girls won 18-0.

The Kewanee Softballers were knocked out of regional play this week, losing 10-2 to Sherrard Thursday at Northeast Park.

The girls had advanced from Monday's first-round 18-0 drubbing of Hall.

A more detailed story of those games will be in an upcoming issue of the Star Courier.

Makaela Salisbury picks up a hit during an 18-0 first round regional win over Hall Monday at Northeast Park.
Makaela Salisbury picks up a hit during an 18-0 first round regional win over Hall Monday at Northeast Park.

Final week

The Boiler girls ended the regular season with a 2-2 mark last week after losing to the Mendota Lady Trojans 9-6, and the Rock Island Lady Rocks 13-3.

Then the Boilergirls came back with two solid victories against Mendota, 9-2, and a  very good Sherrard Lady Tiger team, 10-5.

In the first game with Mendota, the Boilergirls had home runs by McKensey Stontz and Kendal Bennison. Stontz was 3-for-4, scored two runs and knocked in a run. Lainey Kelly also went 3-4 with two RBI.

The next game was against the RI team that had a winning streak going and K-town could only muster three runs on four hits in the loss.

One bright spot was with Stontz, who was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a home run.

A marvelous victory came in the rematch with the Lady Trojans.

Great pitching by Makaela Salisbury led to the W. She gave up just one earned run while scattering eight hits with nine strikeouts.

Stontz had another home run while scoring three runs and went 2-for-4 with two RBI.  Kelly also knocked in two while going 3-for-4 and scoring a run.

The icing on the cake came against the Lady Tigers.

Bennison only gave up two earned runs on nine hits to earn the W.  Kendal helped her own cause going 2-for-3,.

Home runs were the fashion of the day with Kelly, Stontz and Hannah Tiska all going yard.  Salisbury went 2-for-4, scoring two runs and knocking in two. Tiska also had two RBI, Stontz also had three RBI and Kelly was 1-for-4 with two RBI.

A quality win to end the week with a season record of 18-8 overall and 7-4 in the TRAC East.

This article originally appeared on Star Courier: Boiler softball girls down Hall in regionals, knocked out by Sherrard