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Productive Senior Day for St. Edward

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Senior Day was a smashing success for the St. Edward softball team Saturday.

Senior Morgin Coughlin picked up both wins in the circle and the Green Wave pounded out 21 hits in sweeping a nonconference doubleheader from Indian Creek, 13-10 and 11-1, at Judson University.

"It was a great day for our seniors, to go out with two wins," said Wave coach Jaci Corn, whose team will open Class 2A regional play on Wednesday at Genoa-Kingston against Regina Dominican.

"Morgin was a real workhorse today. She pitched all 12 innings and did a tremendous job for us. The bats were alive today and it was a fun day for the Lady Wave."

St. Edward honored its four seniors -- Coughlin, Maddie Kerr, Becky Limberis and Darcy Gaige -- between games and then, after having to hold on to win the first game, sent Indian Creek home in five innings in Game 2.

In the opener, Kelly Theriault (3-for-4, 2 doubles, 2 RBI), Jasmine Deleon (2-for-4, 2B, 4 RBI), Ashley Gradisher (2-for-3, RBI, 2 SBs, 3 RS), Kali Kossakowski (2 RBI, 2 SBs, 3 RS) and Coughlin (2-for-4, RBI) led the St. Edward offense. The Green Wave scored in every inning, including a 4-spot in the sixth that put the game out of reach.

In Game 2, Coughlin (6-13) allowed just 5 hits and no walks in earning her second win of the day. Kossakowski (2-for-2, 3B, 2 RBI, 3 SBs, 3 RS), Deleon (2-for-2, 2B, 2 RBI), Limberis (2-for-3, RB), Gaige (RBI), Gradisher (RBI) and Kristi Kroll (1-for-1) led the offense for St. Edward (9-19).

Westminster splits: Rachel Fugiel struck out 8 and walked 1 while allowing just 6 hits as Westminster Christian won Game 1 of a nonconference doubleheader against Fenton 9-4. The Warriors lost Game 2 by a 15-5 score. Fugiel (2-for-2, 3B, HR, 2 RBI), Mikayla Hodge (2-for-4, RBI), Liz Farwell (3-for-4) and Maddie King (2-for-4) led the offense in Game 1. In the nightcap, Ally Heischler (RBI) and Mikaela Dahlman (RBI) led Westminster. Rachel Rich was the losing pitcher. The Warriors (8-8) will open play in the Class 1A Luther North regional Wednesday against Christian Liberty.

Huntley splits: Randi Peterson was 3-for-4 with 3 RBI, Ashley Laxner went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI and Ashley Knutson had a home run and 3 RBI as Huntley defeated Sycamore 10-2 in the second of two games at Huntley. The Red Raiders lost to defending Class 3A state champ Marengo 7-2 in their other game. In the win over Sycamore, winning pitcher Haley Spannraft also went 2-for-3 with an RBI. She allowed just 5 hits in earning her sixth win of the season. In the opener against Marengo, Peterson (2 RBI), Angela Tribuzio and Tara Lycos had Huntley's only hits. Spannraft took the loss for the Raiders (7-19).

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