Lady Knights set to open
Region XXIV Tournament
with home three game series

 The Olney Central College

Lady Knights are set

to open up Region XXIV

Tournament play at the

friendly confines.

The Lady Knights ended

the year as the number

four seed in the region,

finishing 28-23 overall

and placing in fourth

place in the Great Rivers

Athletic Conference with a

19-15 record.

The Lady Knights will

take on Rend Lake in a

best of three series.

The Lady Warriors of

Rend Lake finished fifth

in the Great Rivers Athletic

Conference with a 16-14

record in the league and

placed 27-17 overall on the

season.

The two teams split

their four game season series.

Olney Central won the

two games held on the Olney

Central College campus

with wins of 15-10 and

17-11. The Lady Knights

double header sweep was

on April 12th.

Jami Davis earned her

then ninth win of the season

in the 15-10 win while

Larissa Michels earned

her first save of the year.

Allyson O’Dell and

Amanda Bonesteel powered

a pair of home runs

with O’Dell also chipping

in with a double.

Summer Roberts and

Alyssa Hornaday also had

extra base hits.

O’Dell (5), Katie

Kuester (3), Bonesteel (2),

Ashleigh Schable (2),

Roberts, Brooke Miles,

and Kiara Carson all had

RBI in the 15-10 win.

Nicole Johnson and

Olivia Loudermilk had

home runs for the Lady

Warriors with six players

chipping in runs.

In the second matchup

of the season, Olney’s

Amanda Bonesteel picked

up her third win in a relief

effort.

O’Dell had another

home run while Bonesteel

had a pair of doubles.

Brooke Miles and Alyx

Abbott also had a doubles

on the day for the Lady

Knights.

O’Dell (7), Miles (3),

Bonesteel (2), Hornaday

(2), and Abbott all had

runs batted in for OCC in

the second game.

Four Lady Warriors had

runs batted in despite only

having on extra base hit, a

double from Nicole Johnson.

Just two days ago, April

25th, the Lady Warriors

swept a pair of home

games from the Lady

Knights, 9-3 and 11-10.

Olivia Loudermilk

claimed her 14th win of

the year in the first game,

outdueling Jami Davis.

Katie Kuester luanched

a home run and knocked

in a pair of runs for the

Lady Knights.

Allyson O’Dell had an

rbi and double as well.

Loudermilk helped he

own cause with a home

run and a team leading

three runs batted in.

Mackenzie Campbell

(2), Keely Barnes, Nicole

Johnson, and Chelsea Hill

all had RBI for the Lady

Warriors in the win.

Rend Lake walked off

against the Lady Knights

in the final meeting between

the teams on

Wednesday.

Loudermilk earned her

team leading 15th win in

relief during the game.

Loudermilk hit a home

run as well as Mackenzie

Campbell and Chelsea

Hill for the Lady Warriors.

Campbell and Hill each

had three runs batted in

while Loudermilk and

Taylor Hazel each had

one.

Brooke Miles had the

only extra base hit for the

Lady Knights with a double.

O’Dell had four runs

batted in with Summer

Roberts, Miles, Bonesteel,

Hornaday, and Kiara Carson

all chipping one RBI

for OCC.

The Lady Knights and

Lady Warriors will meet

for a pair of games today,

set for 2:00 pm and 4:00

pm start times in the first

two of the three game series.

The Lady Knights are

led into the postseason at

the plate by power hitting

Allyson O’Dell and Brooke

Miles.

The top two spots in the

order, outfielders Katie

Kuester and Summer

Roberts could be key to

set the table for the heart

of the order. Kuester has

a .413 on base percentage

while Roberst checks in

with a .460 OBP.

Jami Davis will look to

get the ball at some point

in the series with her team

best 2.87 ERA over 28 appearances,

23 starts.

Davis leads the Lady

Knights with her 13-7

record on the year.

Rend Lake will look to

keep up the success of the

last two games against the

Lady Knights and Olivia

Loudermilk will be key.

The ace of the pitching

staff has racked up a 15-11

record with a team best

2.53 earned run average

over her 22 starts and 29

appearances.

Nicole Johnson,

Mackenzie Campbell and

Loudermilk will be key

cogs to the Rend Lake offense

as the main leaders

in the offensive categories.

Campbell has a team

best four home runs, tied

with Loudermilk, and 41

RBI.

Johnson has the best

slash line on the team hitting

.468/.531/.575 for the

Lady Warriors.

The Lady Knights and

Lady Warriors will kick off

Region XXIV play today,

at Olney Central College

with the double header

starting at 2:00 pm.

OCC Team Leaders:

BATTING

Batting Average:

Allyson O’Dell - .441.

On Base Percentage:

Amanda Bonestell - .493.

Slugging Percentage:

Allyson O’Dell - .831.

Hits: Allyson O’Dell -

78. 2B: Brooke Miles - 22.

3B: Katie Kuester - 7.

HR: Allyson O’Dell - 16.

RBI: Allyson O’Dell -

80. Runs: Katie Kuester -

61.BB: Summer Roberts -

19.SB: Tie - Katie

Kuester/Summer Roberts

- 7. PITCHING

Appearances: Tie - Jami

Davis/Larissa Michels -

28.

IP: Jami Davis - 126.2.

Wins: Jami Davis - 13.

Saves: Larissa Michels -

3.

ERA: Jami Davis - 2.87.

K: Jami Davis - 54.

Rend Lake Team Leaders:

BATTING

Batting Average: Nicole

Johnson - .486.

On Base Percentage:

Nicole Johnson - .531.

Slugging Percentage:

Nicole Johnson - .575.

Hits: Nicole Johnson -

71. 2B: Chelsea Hill - 9.

3B: Keely Barnes - 5.

HR: Tie - Mackenzie

Campbell/Olivia Loudermilk

- 4.

RBI: Mackenzie Campbell

- 41.

Runs: Carmen Deisher -

46.BB: Mackenzie Campbell

- 22.

SB: Terrilynn Summers

- 13.

PITCHING

Appearances: Olivia

Loudermilk - 29.

IP: Olivia Louderwmilk

- 152.

Wins: Olivia Loudermilk

- 15 (15-11 record).

Saves: Olivia Loudermilk

- 3.

ERA: Olivia Loudermilk

- 4.24.

K: Kelsey Krutsinger -

84. REGION XXIV

MATCHUPS

#8 Lincoln Trail College

@ #1 Wabash Valley College.

#7 Southeastern Illinois

College @ #2 Lake Land

College.

#6 Southewestern Illinois

College @ #3 John A.

Logan.

#5 Rend Lake College

@ #4 Olney Central College.