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Woodford Times - Peoria, IL
  • Metamora softball struggles to earn a win

  • The Metamora varsity softball team continued to struggle in the Mid-Illini Conference with another two losses against Pekin and Morton.
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  • The Metamora varsity softball team continued to struggle in the Mid-Illini Conference with another two losses against Pekin and Morton.
    Pekin 12, Metamora 3
    The Lady Redbirds received its sixth M-I loss with a home game against Pekin May 13, 12-3.
    Pekin posted the first run of the game in the first but Metamora answered back with one from a home run by Mckinzie Marshall.
    A run by Kara Hartnett put Metamora in the lead in the third after Abby Barrow knocked one to center field.
    The lead was short lived when Pekin had a triple RBI in the fourth and then another run to make it a 5-2 game.
    Three consecutive hits by Pekin in the seventh gave the Dragons a 8-2 lead and two more hits allowed the last two runs to be scored.
    A hit from Jackie DeJaynes allowed Delaney Tjaden to score for the Lady Redbirds last run.
    Tjaden received the loss on the mound but racked up four strikeouts for 6.1 innings pitched.
    Hartnett, Marshall, Barrow, Tjaden and DeJaynes had one hit apiece.
    Morton 5, Metamora 4
    After a 5-3 win over the Potters earlier in the season, Metamora fell in the second game, 5-4.
    The host Potters had an early lead but Metamora’s last attempts were short coming Thursday.
    A three-run homer in the bottom of the first put Morton ahead, 4-1.
    In the second, Brooke Ahrens singled to right for Barrow and Megan Hargis to score for Metamora’s first two runs.
    Another homer was scored by Morton in the second and both teams were held in scoring until the sixth.
    Barrow and Marshall were on the bags and a hard grounder to right put Marshall home. On the next at bat, Ahrens flied out but Barrow was quick enough to tag up and run home for the last of Metamora’s runs.
    Tjaden was on the mound for the seven innings and threw two strike outs.
    Barrow led at the plate going 2-for-3. Tjaden and Ahrens had a hit apiece and Ahrens finished with three RBIs. 

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