Record-Setting Day Powers Blue Ridge Softball to Nonconference Win over Prairie Central

FAIRBURY, Ill. -- The Lady Knights found out earlier on Monday that they fell from No. 7 to No. 12 in the Illinois Coaches Association poll.

That evening, they apparently took their anger out on any yellow ball pitched at them. And as a result, the 2011 Blue Ridge softball team has made school history.

Jade O'Neal and Kalyn Reynolds each hit a pair of three-run homers to lead Blue Ridge to a 9-8 victory over the Prairie Central Hawks. The dingers increased the Lady Knights' season total to 26, which sets a new record for most home runs hit in a single season.

With the victory, Blue Ridge increased its record to 15-3 heading into a highly-anticipated matchup in Downs against the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last year: Tri-Valley.

Weather permitting, the rematch of the regional title game will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Game Cancellation

Blue Ridge's softball game against Bloomington Central Catholic on May 3 has been called off.

The Lady Knights rescheduled a game at Tremont, originally scheduled for last Friday, to May 3. Therefore, the Central Catholic game will be cancelled to make room.


The Knights lost to Prairie Central to fall to a record of 5-9.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.