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Woodford Times - Peoria, IL
  • Lady Redbirds fall twice in M-I matches

  • The Metamora varsity softball team struggled in two Mid-Illini Conference games with East Peoria and Metamora.

    Both resulted in losses and set the Lady Redbird’s record to 7-18.
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  • The Metamora varsity softball team struggled in two Mid-Illini Conference games with East Peoria and Metamora.
    Both resulted in losses and set the Lady Redbird’s record to 7-18.
    East Peoria 10, Metamora 0
    The Lady Redbirds had a tough go-around with East Peoria in a home game May 6 to get shut out 10-0.
    The Raiders had an early lead on Metamora after three runs were scored in the first and another in the second.
    The Lady Redbirds defense was able to hold EP until the fifth when another run was scored and then five additional runs were put in to enact the 10-run rule.
    Metamora’s lone hit came from Kara Hartnett in the bottom of the sixth for the last chance to strike back but two quick outs settled the matter to finish the game.
    DeLaney Tjaden received the loss on the mound.
    Dunlap 4, Metamora 3
    At Dunlap Thursday, Metamora received its fifth consecutive M-I loss but the Eagles broke a 31-game losing streak in the conference from a 4-3 win.
    The Lady Redbirds were able to combine 14 hits in the nine innings and held Dunlap to nine.
    Metamora earned the first run in the game from a single home run by Megan Hargis over the left field fence.
    Dunlap was close to putting a runner across the plate in the third but was out trying to steal third.
    The Eagles came out in the fourth to post three runs to the board.
    One run was put in after a single to center put the runner on first home.
    Three batters later and a runner on third, a two-run homer over the left field fence gave the Eagles a 3-1 lead.
    Metamora tied it up in the top of the seventh from runs by Jacki Daniel and Delaney Tjaden.
    The bases were loaded when Jade Cansino knocked one to center field for Daniel to score.
    On the next at bat, Mckinzie Marshall flied 
    out but Tjaden tagged up on third and was able to reach home.
    Dunlap earned the game-winning run in the ninth. The bases were loaded and a grounder to Hargis at shortstop was able to get the runner out at home.
    Another ground ball on the next at bat was enough for a runner to reach home for the win.
    Tjaden was on the mound and received the loss with one strikeout.
    Page 2 of 2 - Hartnett led at the plate going 3-for-5. 
    Marshall, Hargis and Cansino each had one RBI.

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