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WINDSOR — Meridian showed it can come through in the clutch against a strong team.

After losing an early 3-0 lead, the Hawks responded with four runs in the final two innings to overcome Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg 7-6 on Wednesday afternoon.

Sophomore Riley Casey was a catalyst hitting and pitching.

She was credited with the win with five hits and one earned run in 2 2/3 innings to go along with her three hits at the plate.

“I was pleased we were able to win a close game against a good team,” Meridian coach Greg Streeval said. “The girls focused up and played very, very well tonight.”

BASEBALL

Mount Zion 7, Central A&M 1

MOUNT ZION – Sophomore pitcher Daniel Chausse made his first varsity outing and impressed.

He picked up the win after going four innings with just two hits and one earned run, along with six strikeouts.

Kyler Fox and A.J. Davis each cranked out a double for the Braves as well.

“That's a big step for him and us moving forward,” Mount Zion coach Matt Smith said. “Overall, I'm extremely pleased with yet another strong outing by our pitching staff.”

Effingham 12, Shelbyville 0

EFFINGHAM — The Hearts had no problem getting their offense in gear.

Effingham started with three runs in the first inning and led 12-0 by the end of the third.

Lane Koenig went 2-for-2 with three RBIs while Brent Beals smashed a pair of doubles for two RBIs.

“When you jump out to a lead like that, everyone tends to relax and play better," Effingham coach Chris Fleener said. "Shelbyville is a good team, but we were able to capitalize on a few of their misplayed balls. We were able to put the ball in play and have some success at the plate tonight.”

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