MAHOMET — After losing 18-0 to Herscher two weeks ago, the Mahomet-Seymour girls softball team has been on fire. The Bulldogs have won five of six to improve to 6-2 overall.
The offense has really been the catalyst as M-S has scored 78 runs in the 5-1 stretch. Sam Tamburo has been raking at the top of the order, and Karley Yergler, Ashley Campbell, Ashley Wheeler and Aubrie Shore have also swung the bat well. From top to bottom, the M-S lineup is putting together great at bats and the results have started to pay off.
Yergler and Shore have also been much-improved in the circle. Things are starting to click on the diamond, and it’s coming at an opportune time as Apollo Conference play is about to get in full swing.
M-S 19, St. Thomas More 0. The Bulldogs’ bats caught fire last Wednesday, as they crushed eight extra-base hits and cruised past St. Thomas More 19-0. Wheeler was 3-for-3 with a trio of doubles. Wheeler scored a couple runs and drove in four. Shore crushed two triples and reached base twice via a walk. Shore scored four runs and drove in two. Tamburo continued to spark the offense from the leadoff spot. Tamburo cranked a single, double and a triple and drove in a pair.
Campbell and Yergler both scored three runs. Carlee Scott finished 1-for-4 with four RBI. Abigail Akers also chipped in a couple hits. Akers scored two runs and walked once as well.
Yergler was terrific in the circle, firing a four-inning no-hitter. Yergler didn’t let one Saber put the ball in play. All 12 outs were recorded via the strikeout.
M-S 14, Lincoln 4. Campbell and Yergler both cranked homers as M-S erupted for 17 hits and beat Lincoln 14-4 in game one of a doubleheader on Tuesday. Campbell, Tamburo and Shore all finished with three hits. Shore doubled three times, scored four runs and drove in two runs. Tamburo scored three runs as well.
Allison Nofziger went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a run driven in. Yergler and Akers both finished with two hits. Julia McNaught had a double and drove in a pair.
Shore pitched a complete game to get the win. She struck out seven in her six-inning outing. Shore allowed six hits, four runs, two earned runs and walked four Railsplitters.
M-S 19, Lincoln 1. Shore pounded two home runs, Yergler cranked a bomb for the second straight game and Wheeler got in on the fun with a bomb as M-S scored nine runs in the first and beat Lincoln 19-1 in four innings. Eight of the nine Bulldogs who got a plate appearance notched a hit. Tamburo, Yergler and Nofziger all doubled. Shore drove in four runs and Tamburo had three RBI.
Nofziger had three hits. Campbell, Yergler, Scott, Shore and Tamburo all finished with two hits apiece. Yergler allowed just three hits in four innings. She struck out four and allowed just one unearned run.
M-S tangled with Heritage on Thursday, but results weren’t available at press time. On Saturday, the Bulldogs will travel to Effingham for a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. M-S will host Champaign Centennial at 5 p.m. Monday. They will travel to Urbana for a game at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.