ARCOLA -- Central A&M freshman Ali Dunn won't soon forget it.

The Raiders spotted her 28 runs, many she was a part of, she hit the first home run of her career and earned the win in the circle. The Raiders' softball team (2-2) dominated Arcola, 28-5, on Tuesday.

Dunn was 4-for-5 with five RBIs, a home run and two doubles as Central A&M roughed up Arcola starting pitcher Kayla Kepley for 28 hits and 22 earned runs.

"It was definitely a hitters night tonight, as the wind was blowing pretty hard directly out to left centerfield," A&M coach Wayne Jordan said.

Dunn struck out five and allowed nine hits in four innings as the Raiders' offense backed her up with huge run support.

Olivia Jordan had a five-hit night with two doubles, a triple and four RBIs. Freshman Rylee Dixon was 4-for-5 with a double, triple and four RBIs. 


Tuscola 14, Monticello 0

MONTICELLO -- Morgan Day pitched a three-hitter and struck out 10 for Tuscola.

The Warriors scored in every inning and made sure to get on the bus home early with a six-run fifth inning to seal the win.

"Morgan Day had her best outing of the year from the mound," Tuscola coach Lenny Sementi said. "Her velocity was way up and she was hitting her spots."

Isabelle Shelmadine had a big night at the plate going a perfect 4-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs. Seniors Maddie Meinhold and Halle McCrory and freshman Natalie Bates each homered in the game.

"We came out very aggressive at the plate," Sementi said. "Isabelle had a great night hitting the ball. She is one of our quiet leaders. We put the ball in play early and built a nice lead."


Springfield 10, MacArthur 1

DECATUR -- Springfield stopped the Generals' 2-0 start by handing them their first loss in a game when MacArthur seemed to mishandle everything.

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"We just did not make the plays behind the pitching," MacArthur coach Eldon Bryan said. "We pitched OK today, but when Springfield would get a hit, I felt we threw the ball around and gave them their runs.

"We also did not look good at the plate, as we struck out seven times."

Quintyn Ellis drove in the Generals' only run of the game. He pitched four innings, allowing seven runs on four hits.

Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg 15, Pana 5

WINDSOR -- After a one-run first inning, W/SS really settled into a zone. The Hatchets were seeing Pana's pitching clearly.

They scored eight runs in the second inning and Isaac Kramer kept Pana in check for four innings to do the rest.

"I think the kids had to get through their first at-bat to really settle into the game," Hatchets coach Silas Pogue said. "But we soon settled into our groove.

"Dalton Armes had a big hit to get us going. I believe everyone in the lineup had an RBI."

Nick Hutchinson was the best among those driving in runs. He went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs.

Girls soccer

Williamsville 4, Mount Zion 2

WILLIAMSVILLE -- The Braves took a lead into halftime, but the second half was all Williamsville's. Marah Abu-Tayeh had two goals to lead the way.

"We were able to play against a tough Williamsville team for the first 40 minutes," Mount Zion coach Jonathan Moore said. "We were leading at halftime. Williamsville got the wind in the second half and wore us down."

The Braves took their first loss after a 4-0 start and St. Teresa Invitational championship.

Rebecca Kovacs and Morgan Engmann each scored. Engmann added an assist on Kovacs' goal. Goalkeeper Tory Parkhurst made 13 saves.

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