Area softball from Wednesday with Pontiac, EPG, Dwight, Lexington WFC

    Pontiac’s pitching tandem of Regan Krause and Amanda Fox shut down Tolono Unity 9-1 in an Illini Prairie Conference softball game Wednesday. It was a makeup from the game that was postponed Monday.
    Krause struck out 10 and Fox fanned seven for 17 of the 21 recorded outs. Krause allowed one hit and Fox yielded four with neither allowing a walk.
    Sydney Barnett led off the Pontiac second by drawing a walk. She moved up on a Krause sacrifice and took third on a wild pitch after Payton Trost walked. Maddi Stark grounded out to short that allowed Barnett to score the first run.
    Madi Stark singled with one out in the fifth for the Indians. She scored on Addison Masching’s two-out double for a 2-0 lead.
    PTHS broke it open in the sixth with a seven-run outburst. Fox doubled with one out and scored on Krause’s two-out triple. Trost was hit by a pitch and Stark singled home Krause.
    Masching and Madisyn Webster stroked back-to-back triples and Emma Jacobs doubled to make it 9-0.
    Masching had tripled, doubled and had three runs batted in and Stark had two hits and two RBIs. Krause had two hits and a run batted in and Fox had two safeties. Webster and Jacobs each had a hit and RBI.
    Barnett tossed a five-inning one-hitter in the junior varsity game as Pontiac rolled to a 12-0 victory. PTHS scored in each of the five innings it batted.
    Barnett helped herself with three hits and Trost had two hits and three RBIs. Alyssa Fox and Stark collected two hits and an RBI each and Grace Myers had a hit had two runs batted in.
EPG 13, Dee-Mack 5
    EL PASO — Ashlyn Stone shut the door one Dee-Mack as the El Paso-Gridley junior earned the win in a 13-5 come-from-behind win for the Titans in a Heart of Illinois Conference contest at South Pointe Park.
    The Chiefs got to starter Cheyenne Carr for four runs in the second inning before Stone came on in relief. Stone allowed one run in the sixth after EPG had taken the lead the inning before.
    The Titans got a run in the second and added another in the third to cut the margin to 4-2. EPG then plated six runs in the last of the fifth for an 8-4 lead. Allie Paternoga belted a grand slam to cap the fifth-inning scoring.
    El Paso-Gridley added five runs in the sixth to put the game away. Stone smacked a three-run homer to highlight the frame.
    Paternoga had three hits and drove in five runs while Gabbie Guthrie collected three hits and had an RBI. Carr contributed a pair of hits and a run batted in and Kayla Rote had two hits. Stone homered and drove in three runs.
    In the circle, Stone struck out seven and walked two. Carr fanned four and walked four.
Dwight 10, Herscher 2
    HERSCHER — Abby Edwards and Kaitlyn Masching each homered in leading Dwight to a 10-2 victory over Herscher in a nonconference contest.
    Edwards got the Trojans on the board with a two-run shot in the first inning to highlight a five-run frame before Edwards even got the ball in the circle. Hayley Schlabowske stroked a bases-loaded double to complete the inning’s scoring.
    The Tigers scored twice in the bottom of the first inning on a two-run double, but Edwards settled in retired the 14 Herscher batters.
    Edwards started a rally in the second with a two-out single. Macey Rodosky followed with a base hit before Masching went yard with a three-run shot.
    LynnDee Hale doubled in two runs in the sixth inning to complete the scoring.
    Edwards struck out seven, walked one and gave up five hits for the win. She had two hits and two RBIs at the plate.
    Masching led the DTHS offense with three hits and three runs batted in. Hale also had two hits and two RBIs with Taylor Anderson collecting two hits. Schlabowske had a hit and three runs batted in while Danielle Carlson and Rodosky each getting one hit.
WFC 13, Lowpoint-Washburn 0
    WASHBURN — August Gillman tossed a two-hit shutout as Woodland-Flanagan-Cornell dumped Lowpoint-Washburn 13-0 in a Tri-County Conference contest.
    Gillman struck out six and walked one in the five-inning game.
    The Warriors scored four runs in the first inning to give Gillman a lead before she got the ball. A six-run fourth inning shut the door and three runs in the fifth brought the game to an early end.
    Kylie Kindermann collected four hits, drove in three runs and scored thrice for the Warriors. Gillman had three hits and an RBI to help her cause and Shea Moritz drove in three runs with two hits. Elise Kane also had two hits and an RBI with Audrey Jenkins collecting a hit and RBI. Sydnee Plesko tripled and Abby Essman and Jasmine Easton each had one hit.
GCMS 11, Lexington 5
    GIBSON CITY — One bad inning did in Lexington as the Minutemen suffered an 11-5 loss to Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley in a Heart of Illinois Conference game.
    Lexington scored two runs in the first inning and were ahead by a marker when the Falcons roughed up hurlers hannah Crouch and Maddie Underhill for nine runs in the second in taking a 10-2 lead.
    Kaleigh Laesch had a base hit that drove in Kaitlyn Little and Lily Woith for the 2-0 Minutemen lead in the first.
    Jayden Standish smacked a double in the fifth inning that plated Hannah Hamilton and Raelyn Payne as the Minutemen tried to cut into the deficit. Lexington pushed across one more run in the seventh when Payne circled the bases with a home run.
    Payne had three hits and a run batted in and Standish collected two hits and two RBIs. Laesch also had two hits and two RBIs.