Softball Eliminates Logan in 1st Round

Softball Eliminates Logan in 1st Round

The Lady Knights softball team edged out John A. Logan on Friday in the first round of the Region 24 tournament. In a best-of-three series, OCC swept the Friday double header by scores of 1-0 and 3-2. Christian Chambers threw a 3-hit shutout in game one, striking out 4 and walking none. Mindy Garrelts threw a complete game in the nightcap, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits, striking out 4 and walking 2. 

OCC scored the only run in the first game in the first inning when Tori Stamper reached on a one-out single, then stole second base. After a fly-out, Brittany Voils roped a 2-out single to left to drive in Stamper. That was all Chambers would need. 

In game two, Logan drew first blood, using two-first inning doubles to go up 1-0. They added a solo HR in the 3rd inning to go up 2-0. OCC would respond with a run in the 4th inning, thanks to an RBI double by Sam Perkins. OCC would tie the game in the 5th on a lead-off HR by KJ Royse, and took the lead in the 6th on a lead-off HR by Kayala Hoppenjans. Garrelts would issue two-2 out walks in the 7th, only to strike out the next batter looking. 

OCC is now 41-22-1 on the season. 

OCC now moves to the Region XXIV Final Four hosted by Kaskaskia College on May 6-7. The schedule is below:


Game 1: OCC vs. WVC    10AM

Game 2: RLC vs. LLC      12 PM

Game 3:  Loser G1 vs. Loser G2 (loser eliminated)

Game 4: Winner G1 vs. Winner G2


Game 5: Winner G3 vs. Loser G4     11 AM (loser eliminated)

Game 6: Winner G5 vs. Winner G4   1 PM  (winner G5 must win twice)

Game 7: if necessary