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Softball wrap-up for the region

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Updated: 11:34 AM
Galen Shelton
Century, Joppa and Massac County have all seen recent action with Joppa rallying for four late inning runs but still falling short in a 10-4 loss Monday to Shawnee.
Century got a first inning two run double by Natalie Taake and that was all the run support Sydney Gotway would need in a 10-0, six inning win over Egyptian.
Massac County took a 16-1 trouncing at Herrin but recovered to split a pair of games at Pinckneyville Saturday.
At P’ville, the girls shut out P’ville 5-0 behind freshman Mahailee “Jo Jo” Parker. Parker went the distance for the win. Parker got plenty of support from Ellie Weber, Payton Pierce and Karsyn Fritch. Weber, Pierce, Bailey Duckworth and Addy Waldrop all had two hits apiece and Weber and Pierce drove in a pair each. Fritch had the other RBI for Massac.
Freeburg had other ideas though as the Lady Midgets erupted for 8 runs in the fourth inning and held on for the 9-2 win. Massac managed only three hits off Freeburg pitching.
Massac then faced Benton Monday and things got off badly for Massac as Benton loaded the bases with no outs, after two were already in, in the first inning off Weber. Weber got a hard liner back to the box, which had triple play written all over it, but resulted in a double play and wriggled out of a huge jam with only the two runs scoring.  Taylor Jenkins led off the bottom of the first with a home run and Massac tied things up before the dust settled in the first.
But things got really tight after that as Benton managed single runs in the fourth and sixth before blowing it open with a three spot in the seventh.
Massac managed one more run in the fifth but fell 7-3. Weber, Jenkins and Fritch all had multi-hit games.
Massac traveled to West Frankfort Tuesday afternoon and pulled off a comeback, extra-inning 12-11 win over the Lady Redbirds. No details at this writing.
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