Melinda Wilson, Blue Ridge Softball Earn Win No. 21 over Tremont

TREMONT, Ill. -- Melinda Wilson produced once again at the plate to lead the Lady Knights to a 5-1 win over the Turks.

Wilson hit 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Jordyn Fones joined her in the multi-hit club, hitting 2-for-4 and scoring a run.

Jamison Brandt, Paige Weidner and Marcie Crawford each drove in a run. Brandt hit 1-for-3 with double; Weidner batted 1-for-3 as well and Crawford went 1-for-4.

Jordan Wheeler increased her pitching record to 15-3, striking out seven batters while yielding no earned runs on three hits.

With the win, the Lady Knights improve to 21-4 overall and 8-2 in the Heart of Illinois Conference. They will travel to Paxton today to take on the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Panthers at 4:30 p.m.

The Turks, meanwhile, fall to 11-11 overall and 6-3 in the conference.


Johnney Bruden hit a solo home run for the Knights.

It was not enough, however, as Blue Ridge lost to Tremont 4-3 to fall to 7-13 overall and 2-8 in the HOIC.

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