CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s girls softball team is picking up steam in the end of the season, winning three of four games in the past week.

The girls defeated Snider, Lakewood Park Christian and Prairie Heights, while falling to Fremont.

Churubusco beat LPC 11-3 after starting the game with a 4-0 lead in the first inning and 8-1 after the third frame.

Both teams scored two runs in the fourth and Churubusco wrapped up the win with another run in the fifth.

Abigail Erwin scored three runs and had two hits and two RBIs.

Madison Simmons and Kara Williams each had three hits, one run and two RBIs, and Kurstin Clark recorded two hits.

Brianna Baughman and Brooke Nondorf each recorded two runs. Also scoring was Mariah Hosted.

Baughman led the team in stolen bases with three. Hosted and Erwin each added one.

Churubusco beat Prairie Heights 11-5.

The Eagles came out to a 6-0 lead after the top of the sixth inning. The Panthers scored in the bottom of the second, but Churubusco scored two runs to every one from Prairie Heights, coming away with the win.

Baughman was 4 for 6 from the plate and scored four runs. Katy Krider led the team with four RBIs, as well as two hits and a run. Hosted scored three runs and had one hit. Erwin had two runs, two hits and two RBIs.

Baughman again led the team in stolen bases with three. Hosted added two.

Churubusco took an easy win over Snider on Friday, 10-1. The Eagles scored a run in the first, two in the second, one in the fifth and six in the sixth, while the Panthers’ lone run came in the fifth.

Erwin led the team in hits with three. She also had two runs and two RBIs. Baughman had two hits and two RBIs, and Clark also tallied two hits.

A powerful sixth inning by Fremont led to Churubusco’s loss last Wednesday, 9-5.

Fremont held a 3-0 lead through the top of the third inning, then Churubusco went on a 5-0 run through the third and fourth frames. After a scoreless fifth inning, Fremont scored six runs to pull ahead for good.

Abigail and Amanda Erwin led the team at the plate, with four and three hits, respectively. Abigail also tallied four RBIs, and Amanda had a run. Other Churubusco scorers were Deja Monroe, Baughman, Nondorf and Krider. Krider had two hits as well.

Churubusco will host softball sectional action next week, kicking off the tournament with game 1 vs. Bluffton on May 21 at 5;30 p.m., followed by game 2, Adams Central vs. Woodlan at 7 p.m. The winners of games 1 and 2 will face off at 5 p.m. on May 22 in the sectional semifinal.

South Adams and Canterbury drew the bye and will play May 22 at 7 p.m. in the sectional semifinal.

The Class 2A Sectional 36 championship game is May 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the softball diamond at the Churubusco Town Park.

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