Knights senior Kailee Otto reaches first base before the ball gets to the Sullivan first baseman’s glove in the second inning of the game on May 8. The Knights scored 5 runs in the inning to take a 6-0 lead after the second.
The ALAH softball team had a busy week with two regular games and participated in a tournament on Saturday that ended early due to rain with the Knights leading 7-6 at the top of the second inning.
ALAH Claims Lead in Fifth Inning to Defeat Arcola
The Knights ran off with the lead late in the game in a 3-2 victory over Arcola on Saturday.
The game was tied at two with ALAH batting in the bottom of the fifth when Kailee Otto singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Madison Schweighart struck out six, while Keira Hohlbauch sat down five.
Arcola opened up the scoring in the first inning. Ava Simpson drove in one when Simpson singled.
The Knights evened things up at two in the bottom of the third inning when Mackenzie Condill grounded out, scoring two runs.
Schweighart was in the circle for ALAH Softball. The bulldog surrendered two runs on four hits over six innings, striking out six.
Hohlbauch was on the rubber for Arcola. The bulldog went five and a third innings, allowing three runs on nine hits, striking out five and walking zero.
ALAH racked up nine hits. Alisha Frederick and Charley Condill each had multiple hits as Frederick led the team with three hits in three at bats.
Condill Collects Four Hits as ALAH Defeats Central A & M
Four hits from Charley Condill helped lead the way for ALAH over Central A & M 9-2 on Thursday at home on senior night. Condill doubled in the first, singled in the third, singled in the fourth, and tripled in the sixth.
Central A & M opened up the scoring in the first inning, when Snearly singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
The Knights knotted the game up at one in the bottom of the first inning, when Alisha Frederick doubled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run.
ALAH pulled away for good with one run in the third inning when Layla Deel’s sacrifice fly scored one run.
Tallying four runs in the sixth inning, ALAH put the pressure on, led by triples by Mackenzie Condill and Kailee Otto, a groundout by Deel, and an error on a ball put in play by Frederick.
Madison Schweighart earned the victory on the rubber. The hurler lasted seven innings, allowing six hits and two runs while striking out five and walking one.
ALAH tallied 12 hits in the game as Charley Condill, Anna Rawlins, and Maggie Benedict each racked up multiple hits. Senior Charley Condill led the team with four hits in four at bats.
Knights Take the Win Over Sullivan
ALAH wins contest against Sullivan on Monday at home, 9-4
The Knights got things moving in the first inning with Mackenzie Condill hitting a solo homer.
ALAH scored five runs in the second inning. Charley Condill, Alisha Frederick, Kailee Otto, and Layla Deel powered the big inning with RBIs.
Madison Schweighart toed the rubber as the fireballer went seven innings, allowing four runs on nine hits and striking out seven.
Maddy Probus was in the pitcher’s circle for Sullivan. The bulldog lasted six innings, allowing 13 hits and nine runs while striking out eight.
ALAH smacked one home run on the day when Mackenzie Condill went for the long ball in the first inning.
The Knights racked up 13 hits on the day. Condill, Frederick, Condill, and Schweighart each collected two hits to lead the team.
Sullivan scattered nine hits in the game.