LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill. — The season is over for the Mt. Carmel Lady Aces softball team. Lawrenceville eliminated the Aces from the IHSA Class 2A Regional tournament, 13-3, on Monday.
Lawrencveville now moves into the semifinals of the five-team tourney. The Lady Indians will face No. 1 Newton today (Tuesday). Fairfield and Flora play on Wednesday in the other semifinal. The winners play on Saturday in the championship.
At Cisne, the hosts defeated Grayville, 8-2, in Class 1A play.
CENTRALIA, Ill. - The two top teams in the NJCAA Region 24 softball tournament are headed for an 11 a.m. showdown today. Both Wabash Valley and Lake Land won first-round games on Tuesday, and will clash today in the double-elimination tourney.
WVC (36-8) eased past Southwestern, 12-2, while Lake Land (46-5) defeated Olney Central, 6-1 in the other game played in the oft-delayed tournament. Southwestern (15-27) and Olney Central (31-23) will play today at 9 a.m. in an elimination game, before the Warrior-Laker dual.
Lake Land holds a 3-1 series edge over Wabash this year. But, the Lady Warriors are the only team to defeat the Lakers since they returned from their southern swing in March.
CARTERVILLE, Ill. — John A. Logan knocked the Lady Warriors out of the Great Rivers Athletic Conference softball race on Sunday. The Vols’ 4-0 victory in the first game eliminated WVC from the race, and clinched the title for Lake Land.
Even with a 13-3 victory in the nitecap, the Lady Warriors (26-4 in GRAC) are three games in back of Lake Land (29-1) with two games remaining.