The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Prep Softball: Harrisburg’s hits hard to come by in Ohio opener

  • Bearcats blows seven run lead to Z-R-C
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  • Harrisburg's lumber was slumber in a 5-1 loss to Murphysboro in prep softball action Monday.
    The Bulldogs could only bang out three hits against the Red Devils as Harrisburg fell to 5-4 overall and 0-1 in the Ohio Division of the River-to-River Conference.
    To add to Harrisburg's woes, the Bulldogs committed three errors on the day as the Red Devils had eight hits off starter Hanna Jones.
    Jones took the loss in the circle for Harrisburg as the junior went the distance, allowing three earned runs, while striking out six and walking one.
    Murphysboro scored two runs in the second inning on three hits and one Harrisburg miscue.
    Harrisburg responded with a run in the third inning as Jones singled and Melaina Powell, who was courtesy running for Jones, scored on an Ashley Ferrell single.
    The Bulldogs only had one other hit on the day after Jones', while Murphysboro plated three more runs in the fifth inning on three hits and two Harrisburg errors.
    Harrisburg is slated to play at Massac County today in conference action and will host Herrrin on Thursday.
    Zeigler-Royalton-Christoper 11, Galatia-Thompsonville 8
    Elizabeth Sloan went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI and Larissa Bond went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs, but it wasn't enough as the Bearcats fell to 2A Zeigler-Royalton-Christopher 11-8 Monday.
    Galatia-Thompsonville is now 4-4 on the season.
    The Bearcats jumped out to a 7-0 lead thanks in large part to Emily Reed scoring three runs after being walked twice and getting hit by a pitch.
    Bond (4-2) took the loss on the mound and Galtia-Thompsonville is scheduled to play at double header at Hamilton County on Wednesday starting at 3:30 p.m.
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