Prep Softball Roundup: Carey wins slugfest with Van?Buren

VAN BUREN – It’s not often you can pick up a win giving up 15 runs in a game. Unless of course you score more yourself.

In an offensive showcase Tuesday in Van Buren, visiting Carey outlasted the Black Knights 20-15.

Hannah Draper had three base hits and drove in four runs. Ali Rymer also drove in four off a pair of singles. Katie Driggers had three base hits and drove in three.

Taylor Fletcher added a single, double and RBI. Sydney Wentling picked up the win in the circle.

Strong start can’t carry SW

LIMA – St. Wendelin was feeling good after starting off its game with Lima Perry with two runs in the top of the first. But the good feelings were short lived as the Commodores responded with four in the bottom of the frame to take control and never let go. Perry rolled to a 6-4 victory.

Abby Patton had a pair of triples and scored three runs for Perry. She also pitched the Commodores to the win, striking out seven while scattering seven hits and four runs in the complete game performance.

Adrienne Emerine drove in two runs for St. Wendelin (5-13). Mikayla Gilliland had a pair of doubles.

St. Joe holds off Lakota

KANSAS – Midland Athletic League front-runner Fremont St. Joe withstood its latest challenge Tuesday. The Streaks built a 6-0 lead over Lakota, but had to hold off a late-inning rally to escape with a 7-6 win.

Brigette Fulwider tripled, singled and drove in two runs for St. Joe (15-6, 7-0).

Stephanie Miller and Nikkia Cooper each had two-hit days for Lakota, with Cooper tripling and each driving in two runs. Aspen Ray and Bree Long-Meyer added two hits, Morgan Gangwer had a triple and Aubrey Bickford picked up an RBI.

Lakota drops to 9-7, 3-3.