Area softball from Saturday

    Although the anticipated Prairie Central matchup at home with Pontiac did not materialize on Monday, it was postponed because of Sunday’s inclement weather leaving the diamond too wet to play, the Indians and Hawks managed to go unbeaten on Saturday in non-league contests.
Pontiac Indians
    MARENGO — It was the home team that finally pushed Pontiac in a softball contest, but PTHS prevailed to complete a three-game sweep of the competition at a softball quadrangular Saturday.
    The close game was against Marengo, like Pontiac a Class 3A school nicknamed Indians. It took place after PTHS had taken care of business against Class 4A entrants St. Charles (East) and Huntley. Regan Krause hurled a no-hitter against Huntley.
    Sydney Barnett got the start for the Pontiac Indians against Marengo and was tagged for 10 runs over 4 1/3 innings. The big frame for Marengo was the five-run second that made it a 7-1 game.
    Pontiac’s offense was able to put together an attack with a run in the second inning and four in the second. Krause followed a Barnett run-scoring base hit with a two-run single. A Grace Myers sacrifice fly drove in a run that made it 7-5.
    PTHS trailed 9-5 when it batted in the fifth. Amanda Fox singled to open the inning and Krause belted a two-run on the next pitch. Singles by Alyssa Fox and Myers followed to bring up Peyton Trost.
    Trost fouled off three pitches before launching a three-run shot that gave Pontiac a 10-9 lead.
    A two-out single in the bottom of the fifth tied the game. Pontiac made a pitching change, bringing in Krause for Barnett.
    Amanda Fox scored on a Myers sacrifice fly in the sixth to put PTHS back on top. Addison Masching homered with two out in the seventh for an insurance tally.
    Krause got out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth and struck out the side in order in the seventh to preserve the win. She struck out six and walked two. Barnett allowed 10 runs on 14 hits, one walk and struck out two.
    Krause had three hits, including a homer, and drove in two runs for Pontiac (14-0). Alyssa Fox had three hits, including a double, while Trost and Masching each had a homer and double. Trost also drove in four runs. Amanda Fox had two hits and two RBIs with Madison Weber getting a double and single and Maddi Stark providing two hits. Myers had a hit and two RBIs and Barnett singled.
Pontiac 10, Huntley 0
    The Indians began their day with a 10-0 five-inning win over Huntley as Krause tossed a no-hitter. She finished with 14 punchouts and one walk.
    Pontiac scored five runs in the second inning to provide Krause with all the runs she needed. The runs came on a three-run homer from Trost and a two-run shot from Barnett.
    A pair of two-run frames followed with one tally coming in in the fifth for the 10-run rule to come into play.
    Alyssa Fox had a double and two singles and Masching had three hits for Pontiac. Barnett had a homer, single and drove in two runs while Trost homered and chalked up four RBIs. Krause doubled and Stark singled.
Pontiac 9, St. Charles (East) 2
    Pontiac’s power produced three roundtrippers in the decisive fifth inning to propel the Indians to a 9-2 win over the Saints in the Tribe’s second game of the day.
    Barnett lofted a two-run homer that broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth. Amanda Fox followed with a dinger and, after Krause drew a walk, Alyssa Fox went yard. For Barnett and Amanda Fox, it was the second time in the game the two produced back-to-back jacks.
    Batting for the second time in the inning, Barnett singled with two outs to drive in two more runs for the final difference.
    Amanda Fox went the first three innings in the circle, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out four. Krause pitched the final four innings, striking out eight while allowing just one baserunner because of her error.
    Barnett had two home runs and a single in the contest and drove in five runs. Amanda Fox had also left the yard twice and drove in two runs. Myers and Trost each had two hits while Alyssa Fox homered and had two RBIs, Krause doubled and Weber singled.
Prairie Central-Coal City
    FAIRBURY — Prairie Central’s offense came to life in a big way as the Hawks pounded Coal City 12-3 and 20-5 in a doubleheader at home Saturday.
    Lyndie Shumaker scattered six hits, walked six and struck out two in pitching the Hawks to a 12-3 victory in the first game.
    Prairie Central gave its hurler a lead early with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. It was a 3-2 game when PC came to bat in the bottom of the fifth inning. That’s when the Hawks plated seven runs to take control of the contest.
    Addison Casner led off the inning by getting hit by a pitch. She scored on an error after Natalie Graf singled. Amber Graf followed with a base hit that drove in Natalie Graf. A Gabby Nagel double plated two runs and Brianna Seeman drove in a run with a groundout.
    Three straight singles followed with Casner driving in two runs on the last hit of the string.
    Casner had three hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs for the Hawks. Amber Graf had a double, two singles and a pair of RBIs while Seeman collected three hits and three RBIs. Natalie Graf doubled and singled, Anna Hale singled twice and Nagel had a double and two runs batted in. Kate Winterland also singled.
    Heidi Meister got the win in a run-shortened Game 2 as the Hawks rolled to a 20-5 victory. The 15-run rule came into play on this one.
    Meister allowed six hits, walked one and fanned two in going the distance. She allowed all five runs in the second inning.
    Prairie Central’s bats came to the rescue with a pair of eight-run innings. These came after the Hawks took the lead in the first and Coal City scored in the second.
    Jayna Leman doubled in the first to give PC the lead early. Natalie Graf and Amber Graf each drove in a run with a groundout.
    Winterland opened the eight-run second for the Hawks with a single. Leman doubled and, after an out, Natalie Graf singled in two runs to tie the game. Lindsey Hari was hit by a pitch to push in the go-ahead run.
    Meister walked to force in a run, Seeman lofted a sacrifice fly to plate another and Winterland drove in a run with a base hit. Leman added a two-run base hit to complete the scoring in the second.
    Meister had a two-run double in the eight-run third inning for PC. Leman walked to force in a run and Kiley Bazzell singled home a run. Alycia Deaton drove in two runs with a single.
    In all, Prairie Central had a 19-5 lead after three innings. Leman ended the game with a double that scored Winterland in the fourth frame.
    Winterland had five hits, including a triple, for the Hawks (10-7). Leman had three doubles, a single and five RBIs while Meister added a double and three runs batted in. Natalie Graf, Deaton and Hari each had a hit and two RBIs and Casner, Bazzell, Amber Graf, Shumaker and Kenna Skaggs each singled.
EPG-Delavan
    DELAVAN — El Paso-Gridley swept host Delavan in a nonconference doubleheader Saturday.
    Ashlyn Stone got the win in the first game as the Titans posted a 5-2 victory. Stone struck out six and allowed six hits in going the distance.
    EPG scored two runs in the top of the first, giving Stone the lead before she threw her first pitch. A run in the fourth made it 3-0.
    Gabbie Guthrie had two doubles and a single. Jaycie Schertz doubled and Jordyn Feese and Allie Paternoga each singled.
    Gracie Skolek got the win in the second game as she, too, had a lead before she stepped in the circle. Skolek fanned seven, walked six and allowed one hit as the Titans won 17-1.
    EPG scored four runs in the first inning and plated nine in the second. A four-run third gave the Titans a 16-run edge.
    Stone had the big hit in the second with a two-run homer. She had three hits, two RBIs and scored four times for the Titans (3-9). Feese added a triple and two singles, Faith Seal had two hits and two RBIs and Sarah Carey had a hit.