The Crimsons travelled to the capital city to take on Lanphier, Tuesday March 20, in their first conference game of the year. Jacksonville got on the board in the top of the first scoring two runs. By the fifth inning the Crimsons led 6-0, while on the mound Avery Dugan was throwing a no-hitter. After a leadoff walk and a couple of guys putting the ball in play Lanphier got their first and only run of the day. The Crimsons tacked on three more runs in the next two innings to give the Crimsons a 9-1 win. Dugan ended the game throwing a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts and two walks. At the plate for the Crimsons Ryan Maul, Drew Ezard, and Dugan each had two hits. As a team the Crimsons stole seven times.
Jacksonville took on Lanphier at home the day after their 9-1 win. Lanphier got on the board in the top of the first scoring one run, but the Crimsons bounced back scoring two in the bottom of the first. The Crimsons added one more in the second before Lanphier tied the game at three in the third inning. Lanphier then scored two in the fifth and two in the sixth to take a 7-3 lead. A run in the bottom of the sixth for the Crimsons cut the lead to 7-4, and that was the final as Jacksonville drops to 1-1 in conference play and 1-5 overall. James Brammeier led the Crimsons at the plate going 2-3 on the day. Cole Reif also added a hit and a run batted in. Chris Murphy got the start on the mound for the Crimsons, he went 5.2 innings with 7 strikeouts and only two earned runs.
The Routt Rockets travelled to Riverton on Monday night, March 19th. The Rockets offense used the second and the third inning to get all 11 of their runs while Riverton did not get on the board all game. Hunter Chumley got the start for the Rockets, he went all five innings with seven strikeouts and threw a no-hitter. Matthew Muller, Ian Hayes, and Adam Lindsey all led the Rockets at the plate, combining for six hits on the day.
After a big win for the Rockets they travelled to Pawnee to take on the Indians, Wednesday March 21. Pawnee got things going in the second inning, putting up two runs, but it didn’t take Routt long to tie the game back up. Going into the fifth inning the Rockets were tied at two, but after the fifth inning the Rockets put seven runs on the board to open the game. The Rockets took this game 9-2. Cory Ronan and Chumley each had two hits for the Rockets to lead them at the plate. Drew Winters only had one hit, but it was a big one, hitting a homerun. On the mound Muller went five innings and gave up two runs while striking out five. Lindsey came into the game to close things out throwing two innings, not giving up any hits while striking out two.
The Rockets took on Pleasant Hill, Thursday March 22nd. Routt got on the board early and often in this one scoring 21 runs in just four innings. They were led by Ronan and Cade Bilbruck, they combined for five hits on the day along with nine runs batted in. Ronan and Bilbruck also got things done on the mound, they combined for 10 strikeouts while giving up one run and one hit. With this win the Rockets are 5-0 on the season.
Triopia took on New Berlin in their home opener, Monday March 19. New Berlin got out to a big lead and led almost the whole game, winning this game 12-2. Triopia dropped their first game this season.
After Triopia’s first loss of the season they looked to bounce back against Calhoun, Tuesday March 20. The Trojans won in a close 5-2 game. John Shaner picked up the win on the mound for the Trojans while Alec Coil got the save. Blaine McClenning went 2-3 at the plate with a run batted in.
Triopia took on North Greene at home on Thursday March 22nd. The Trojans picked up another win on the year and take this one 12-2. Garrett Snow and Alec Coil both picked up two hits at the plate. Zach Thompson picked up the win on the mound; the Trojans move to 3-1-1 on the year.
West Central took on Carrollton on March 20th. West Central didn’t put any runs on the board in this 6-0 shutout win for Carrollton. This was West Central’s first loss of the season.
West Central tried to bounce back the next day against Athens. Athens led the whole game and took this game by a score of 17-1.
West Central took on Greenfield, Thursday, looking to get their first win of the week. The Cougars got on the board in the bottom of the first with two runs. After both teams scored in the fifth inning the score was 3-1. Greenfield put another run up in the sixth, but it wouldn’t be enough, West Central won 3-2. The Cougars move to 4-2 on the year.
In Jacksonville’s first game of the season they took on Lanphier. Jacksonville got off to a hot start scoring six runs in the first two innings and got a 6-1 lead after the second inning. Lanphier put up a six-spot in the third inning to give them a lead until Jacksonville came back with five runs in the fourth. The Crimsons tacked on nine more runs in the next three innings to take a 20-13 win over Lanphier. Everybody from the Crimsons contributed at the plate, adding up to 16 total hits. Regan Graham and Arynn Leanard combined for 10 strikeouts while giving up only two earned runs.
Jacksonville took on Lanphier in their second game this week, Wednesday March 21. The Crimsons jumped out to a 10-0 lead after the first inningand tacked on three more in the next three innings to take a 13-0 win in five innings. Ragen Myers got the job done both at the plate and in the circle, she only gave up one hit on the mound with 11 strikeouts. At the plate she was the only Crimson with a two-hit game.
Routt took on Auburn, March 19, at Auburn. Auburn jumped out to an early lead after the second inning, scoring eight runs to Routt’s one. In the fourth Auburn added one more run to make it 9-1 going into the fifth. That’s when Routt got their bats going, scoring four runs. It wasn’t enough though, Routt dropped this one 9-6. Ally Hicks got the loss in the circle for the Rockets.
Routt travelled to North Greene for their second game of the week, March 20. Routt scored early and often in this one, winning 21-5. Bella Powell got the win in the circle for the Rockets, she pitched all five innings. Routt had 16 hits as a team in their big win.
Routt stayed at home for their game against Porta, Wednesday March 21. In this high scoring match up, a six run seventh inning for Porta gave them the edge to a 16-12 win. The Rockets put together 14 hits with their 12 runs. Powell got the loss in the circle for the Rockets.
The Rockets bounced back just a day after the 16-12 loss to Porta with a 11-1 win over Pleasant Hill. The Rockets got out to a 5-0 lead after the second inning, Pleasant Hill got one run in the third, but Routt got six in the next two innings. Powell pitched most of the game, striking out nine and giving up a run. At the plate Powell had a two-hit game, one of the two hits being a homerun. Powell had three runs batted in.
Triopia took on New Berlin to open the week at home. In this one New Berlin got out to a big lead and took the game 16-5.
Triopia played Calhoun at home looking to bounce back after their loss against New Berlin, but fell short, losing this game 15-2.
Triopia took on North Greene in the Trojans third game of the week, getting beat 4-0. The Trojans dropped to 0-5 on the season after a tough week.
The West Central Cougars took on Carrollton to open the long week, March 20. West Central got on the board in the first four innings, scoring 7 runs before Carrollton could put up any. In the top of the fifth Carrollton goton the board with two runs, but it wasn’t enough, West Central topped the Hawks 8-4. The Cougars had three different girls with two hits; Karlee Wade pitched all seven-innings, striking out six.
West Central got out to an early lead against Athens, March 21, as they have so many times before. The Cougars scored five unanswered runs to open the game, they put runs on the board every inning on their way to a 10-5 win. A combination of three Cougar pitchers helped West Central cruise to the win.
The undefeated West Central Cougars took on Greenfield in their third game of the week, March 22. The Cougars did not get off to a great start, they trailed 5-4 in the first three innings. They then got two runs in the fifth to take the first lead of the game, but it wasn’t enough, Greenfield made a run in the sixth inning to get the 8-7 win. Wade received the loss in the circle for the Cougars, she struggled with walks. At the Plate Keely Spencer had three hits and three runs batted in for the Cougars.