There were five lead changes in Thursday’s softball game between Sterling and LaSalle-Peru, and Karlie Mellott made sure there would be no more.
Mellott won the game for the Golden Warriors with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh to give Sterling a 7-6 win over visiting LaSalle-Peru.
The Golden Warriors allowed two runs in the top of the seventh as LaSalle-Peru tied the score at 6-6, before Mellott’s game-winning hit in the bottom of the frame. She finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Darien Bardoner also went 2-for-3 and collected two RBIs, while teammate Emily McDonald went 1-for-3. Her hit was a two-run home run.
Lexy Staples earned the win and allowed eight hits and six runs (two earned) in seven innings. She walked three and struck out three.
Geneseo 13, Dixon 2: The Duchesses allowed Geneseo to rack up 10 runs in the top of the fifth inning, which put the game out of reach for Dixon. The Duchesses had a 2-0 lead after the second inning.
Brooke Bailey batted in the only two runs for the Duchesses, and teammates Erin Smith and Emily Bay were the only other Dixon batters who recorded a hit.
Beccah Jones took the loss in the circle, as she gave up 10 earned runs on seven hits and issued four walks.
Morrison wins two in Manlius: The Fillies (20-2, 10-1 TRAC) dominated Bureau Valley, winning both games of their doubleheader, 21-4 and 11-0.
Jaeden Workman led the Fillies at the plate, amassing five RBIs spanning the two games, on four hits. Allie Wiersema was right behind her with four RBIs on two hits.
Wiersema and Brooke Stralow got the wins for Morrison.
Milledgeville 18, AFC 6:Morgan Adolph and teammate Courtney Swalve each smacked two home runs in a road win for Milledgeville.
Adolph led the Missles’ 18-hit attack, going 4-for-4 with three runs scored, five RBIs and two doubles to go along with her two homers. Pitcher Holly Brall earned the win.
AFC’s Laci Meurer was hit with the loss after she allowed 17 runs (11 earned) and 17 hits in four innings. She walked four and struck out three.
West Carroll 19, Galena 1:The Thunder got off to a hot start, scoring 18 of their 19 runs in the first three innings.
Monica Smith had three hits, including a triple, and drove in four runs. Abby Maike and Brianna Kampmeier both had solo home runs for West Carroll, which had four players record at least three RBIs.
Maike also got the win in the circle, pitching all five innings while giving up an earned run and one hit.
Lena-Winslow 5, Fulton 4: The Steamers scored a run in the top of the eighth to take a 4-3 lead, but allowed two runs in the bottom half of the inning to lose on the road in extra innings.