Lincoln Junior High School Trojans softball team opens Regionals with a win over Riverton

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[September 06, 2018] 

The Lincoln Junior High School Trojans softball team improved their overall season record to 17-6 with a regional quarterfinal victory over Riverton Wednesday afternoon at Ralph Gale Field. The Trojans downed Riverton by a score of 10-0 behind a no-hitter from pitcher Cara Farnam.

Lincoln scored three runs in the first inning, highlighted by an RBI triple by Alex Eads. In the second inning the Trojans scored five runs as Farnam, Eads, Riley Tungate and Neveah McCree all drove in runs. The big hit here being a double by McCree. Lincoln would score two more runs in the third inning and that was all the offense Lincoln needed.

With Farnam pitching lights out from the circle, the 10-0 five-inning affair was over quickly. Farnam's no-hitter featured 11 strikeouts and just two walks.

The hot bats for Lincoln on this very hot afternoon were Alex Eads (2-for-2 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs), Neveah McCree (2-for-3 with 2 RBIs), Riley Tungate (1-for-4 with 2 runs and an RBI), Adi Rumler (1-for-2 with 2 runs) and Taryn Stoltzenburg (1-for-2 with a run).

The eighth grade softball players were also recognized following the win over Riverton.

Lincoln will play on Saturday in the semifinal round of the regional at Williamsville. The Trojans will play the winner of the Warrensburg-Latham/Clinton game at 12:00 p.m.

Earlier in the season Lincoln had a 7-4 win over Warrensburg-Latham and a 15-0 win over Clinton.

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Lincoln Junior High School Trojans softball team
 eighth grade players were recognized following the win over Riverton.

Just to catch up on the wins and losses for the season since the last article on August 15, here is a rundown:

August 15 ~ 11-1 win over Illini Central

August 16 ~ 11-0 loss to Williamsville

August 17 ~ 15-0 win over Lincoln Magnet School

August 18 ~ 15-1 win over Champaign Edison in the Brimfield Tournament *Chloe Johnston pitched a no-hitter

August 18 ~ 13-9 win over Washington St. Patrick's in the Brimfield Tournament

August 18 ~ 6-3 win over Brimfield to capture the Brimfield Tournament Championship

August 23 ~ 10-5 loss to Parkside

August 25 ~ 15-4 win over Athens

August 27 ~ 7-4 win over Warrensburg-Latham

August 28 ~ 13-2 win over Midwest Central

August 30 ~ 3-2 loss to Argenta-Oreana

August 31 ~ 15-0 win over Clinton

September 4 ~ 9-2 loss to Mount Zion

September 5 ~ 10-0 win over Riverton

[Teena Lowery]

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