Area softball from Friday with Lexington Dwight Woodland-Flanagan-Cornell games

   Scoring a run off Abby Edwards on the first pitch of the game probably gave Paxton-Buckley-Loda a sense of hope Friday afternoon. But the Dwight ace settled in and shut the Panthers out the rest of the way for an 11-1 victory in Sangamon Valley Conference softball at DTHS.
    It helped to have the power of Macey Rodosky to provide a huge scoring punch for the Trojans.
    On a breezy day with the wind blowing out, PBL lead off batter Bailey Cosgrove tagged Edwards’ first pitch for a home run and a 1-0 Panther lead in the first inning. But Edwards got two groundouts and a strikeout to end the inning and that was it.
    The Trojans were quick to give their hurler the lead by scoring three runs in the bottom of the first. Rodosky went yard with Katy Edwards and Abby Edwards on base for the 3-1 lead.
    As for Abby Edwards, she allowed a two-out base hit in the second inning and a one-out double to Cosgrove in the third. She then retired the final 11 batters she faced.
    Dwight wasn’t done scoring, though. Katy raced for a three-base hit to lead off the third inning for the Trojans, and then trotted home on Rodosky’s second roundtripper of the day.
    Katy Edwards scored on a short sacrifice fly from Rodosky in the fifth inning. Abby Edwards scored on a passed ball with Kat Harms at bat for a 7-1 lead.
    A two-out eruption ended the game in the bottom of the sixth. Leah Flynn walked to lead off the frame, and then PBL got the next two batters. Katy Edwards kept the inning alive with a base hit and Abby Edwards tripled. Rodosky, Kaitlyn Masching and Taylor Anderson followed with singles to end the game.
    Abby Edwards allowed three hits and struck out 10 for the win in the circle.
    Rodosky had nine total bases with her two homers and single. She also chalked up six runs batted in. Katy Edwards had four hits, including a triple, and scored four times. Abby Edwards had a triple, single and three RBIs to help her cause. Anderson singled and drove in a run and Flynn and Masching each singled.
WFC 15, Midland 0
    VARNA — Emily Friese and Morgan Schwahn combined for a 1-0 hit shutout as Woodland-Flanagan-Cornell overwhelmed host Midland 15-0 in a Tri-County Conference softball game Friday.
    Friese struck out four in her two innings in the circle. Schwahn gave up a hit and two walks while setting down four on strikes.
    WFC got on the board before having to play defense. Elise Kane led off with a walk and Audrey Jenkins and Friese followed with base hits. A groundout and a passed allowed the other two runs to score as the Warriors took a 3-0 lead.
    Jasmine Easton led off the second with a base hit and WFC drew four walks in scoring five runs for an 8-0 lead.
    WFC collected eight base hits in the third inning in scoring seven runs. K Walter had two of those hits and Jenkins doubled.
    Jenkins had three hits on the day, including a two-bagger, and two runs batted in for the Warriors. Easton had two hits and drove in a run and Walter had two hits. Friese had a hit and three RBIs while Shea Moritz had a hit and two RBIs. Kane, August Gillman and Hannah Dunahee each collected a hit and RBI. Morgan Schwahn added a single while Abby Essman and Kylie Kindermann each drove in a run.
Maroa-Forsyth 15, Lexington 3
    LEXINGTON — Maroa-Forsyth pounded out 16 hits, including two home runs on the windy day, to defeat Lexington 15-3 Friday at Keller Park.
    The Trojans got a run off Lexington starter Maddie Underhill and added three in the third for a 4-0 lead. Underhill got knocked out of the circle in the fourth when she allowed five runs, including the two roundtrippers.
    Hannah Crouch came on and gave up two runs in the fourth and then four more in the fifth. Both Lexington pitchers struck out two batters.
    The Minutemen got their first run in the third inning as Raelyn Payne scored on Jayden Standish’s fielder’s choice grounder. Hannah Hamilton was thrown out at second base on the play.
    Lexington added two runs in the fourth inning. Kaitlyn Tammen came home on Payne’s base hit. Jocelyn Beoletto crossed the plate on Hamilton’s sacrifice bunt.
    Payne led the Lexington offense with three hits and a run batted in. Kaleigh Laesch had two hits and Hamilton and Standish each had a hit and RBI. Sydney Kunkel, Tammen and Beoletto each singled.