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Cards rally past Thunder

The West Carroll softball team scored three runs in the top of the seventh to seize a 5-4 lead, only to have the Forreston Cardinals take back the lead in the bottom half of the inning for a 6-5 win on Wednesday in Forreston.

McKenna Sullivan had two hits, including a double, and drove in two runs to lead the Thunder (5-12). Emma Aljets and Josi Anderson also knocked in runs.

Kristen Kiper had two RBIs for Forreston.

Winnebago 15, Eastland 5: The Cougars jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, had the game tied 4-4 heading into the sixth, then yielded nine runs in the sixth inning in a home loss to the Indians.

Makenzie Fink homered and doubled for Eastland. Gabby Snyder also hit a pair of doubles and drove in two runs.

Pecatonica 6, Polo 0: The Marcos managed just three hits – singles by Emily Boelens, Sydney Gunder and Rilley Peterson – in a road loss to the Indians.

Gunder was the losing pitcher, as she allowed six runs and 11 hits, with nine strikeouts, in six innings.

Bryanna Dolan tossed a 3-hitter for Pecatonica, with four strikeouts and one walk.


Forreston 11, West Carroll 1, 6 innings: The Cardinals broke the game open with seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on their way to a win over the Thunder in Forreston.

Relievers Cody Simpson and Derek Tracy were touched for six hits and seven runs in the sixth. Jacob Dunk took the loss for West Carroll (8-6), allowing four runs in five innings.

Caleb Poffenberger scattered four hits in six innings to get the win for Forreston (14-2).

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