LPC CHAMPS. The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond Knights softball team celebrated their Back-To-Back Lincoln Prairie Conference title with a win on Friday, April 29 against Argenta-Oreana by a final score of 10-4. Pictured is (front row) Charley Condill, Layla Deel, Maggie Benedict, Kailee Otto, Alisha Frederick, Cheyenne Chupp, Ryli Kauffman, and Assistant Coach Jodi Kauffman. (Back row) Riley Robinson, Coach Jerry Lane, Mackenzie Condill, Maddie Schweighart, Brooke Bolsen, Kat Perez, Alayna Plank, Danaysha Stutzman, Kaci Beachy, and Assistant Coach Ginny Condill.
For the second consecutive year the Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond girls’ softball team are the Lincoln Prairie Conference Champions. They went undefeated 9-0 this season clinching the title last Friday on the road at Arenta-Oreana.
ALAH overcomes Argenta-Oreana in face of early 3-run inning
Argenta-Oreana scored three runs in the fourth inning, but the Knights still won 10-4 on Friday. The big inning for the Bombers came thanks to a single by Kylei Houser, a groundout by Brynn Jones, and an error on a ball put in play by Abbey Matthews.
In the second inning, ALAH got their offense started when Kailee Otto hit a solo homer.
They notched five runs in the third inning with batters contributing to the big inning that included Kaci Beachy, Ryli Kauffman, Layla Deel, and Alayna Plank, all driving in runs in the inning.
Maddie Schweighart was the winning pitcher as the righty surrendered four runs on 11 hits over seven innings, striking out four.
ALAH racked up 11 hits in the game. Cheyenne Chupp, Alisha Frederick, Deel, and Beachy each collected multiple hits. Beachy, Deel, Frederick, and Chupp each managed two hits to lead the Knights. Frederick led the team with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with five stolen bases.
Walk-off seals win for Mattoon against the Knights
A walk-off left ALAH on the wrong end of a 9-6 defeat to Mattoon on Tuesday in a non-conference game. Tied at six with Mattoon batting in the bottom of the seventh, Liz Enlow homered on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring three runs.
Despite the loss, the Knights did collect 11 hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately, Mattoon had 13 hits on the way to victory.
Maddie Schweighart took the loss for ALAH Knights Softball. The pitcher surrendered nine runs on 13 hits over six innings, striking out three and walking one.
ALAH tallied 11 hits in the game as Kailee Otto, Alisha Frederick, and Alayna Plank all managed multiple hits in the contest. Otto went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the team in hits.
ALAH walks away victorious over Cumberland in high-scoring game, 10-7
The base paths were crowded on Monday, April 25 for both offenses in a high-scoring game with the Knights coming out on top against Cumberland, 10-7.
The Pirates fired up the offense in the first inning, when Avery Donsbach singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.
In the bottom of the third inning, ALAH tied things up at one when Ryli Kauffman lined out, driving in a run.
After Cumberland scored two runs in the top of the fifth, Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond answered with two of their own. The Pirates scored when Zoe Mitchell singled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs. The Knights then answered when Cheyenne Chupp hit a solo homer and
Maddie Schweighart singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
It was ALAH pulling away for good with four runs in the fourth inning as Kaci Beachy singled on a 3-2 count, scoring two runs and Alisha Frederick singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run.
Schweighart was the winning pitcher as she went seven innings, allowing seven runs on 13 hits, striking out two and walking one.
Cheyenne Chupp socked two home runs on the day in the fifth and sixth innings.
The Knights saw the ball well, racking up 16 hits in the game. Chupp, Frederick, Schweighart, Layla Deel, Alayna Plank, and Mackenzie Condill all managed multiple hits as Frederick and Chupp each had three hits to lead the way. They were sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Kailee Otto had the most chances in the field with six.