Area softball from Tuesday

    A valiant comeback was lost in the ninth inning when Central Catholic pushed across a run to edge Pontiac 3-2 in a Corn Belt Conference softball game Tuesday afternoon.
    The Saints won the game when Kayla Stenger scored with no outs in the bottom of the ninth. Amanda Fox had hit Stenger to lead off the inning, and then walked Izzy Vetter.
    Khloe Koch singled to center and Stenger scored on the play.
    Pontiac had a chance to take the lead in the top of the ninth. Emma Jacobs and Kailey Brinkman each singled and Fox reached on a fielder’s choice where all runners were safe.
    Vetter then set down Regan Krause, Jordan Weber and Maddi Stark on strikes to get out of the jam.
    Pontiac was able to get to the BCC hurler in the top of the sixth and overcome a 2-0 deficit. Charlotte Somodi reached on an error and Sydney Barnett homered for the Indians to tie the game.
    PTHS threatened in the seventh but Krause, who had singled, was thrown out at the plate on Weber’s three-base hit. Weber was left stranded when Stark fanned for the third out.
    Fox allowed single runs in the third and fifth innings before allowing the winner in the ninth. She struck out nine, walked three and allowed four hits.
    Barnett homered and had two RBIs, Weber tripled and Jacobs, Brinkman and Krause each singled.
WFC 12, Peoria Christian 7
    PEORIA — Woodland-Flanagan-Cornell scored in six of the seven innings it batted in taking a 12-7 Tri-County Conference decision from Peoria Christian.
    The Warriors pounded out 17 base hits, including four for extra bases. Rachael Quaritsch led the way with a triple, double and single while scoring three times. Elise Kane had three singles, drove in two runs and scored twice while Kylie Kindermann had three hits and drove in a run. Emily Friese tripled, doubled and drove in two runs. Helena Porter also had two hits and two RBIs and Abby Essman had two hits. August Gillman and Shea Moritz also had one hit and RBI apiece.
    Moritz and Friese shared pitching duties, with Moritz getting the win after going five innings. She fanned two, walked five and allowed five hits and four runs. Friese fanned one, walked one and gave up three runs on two hits.
    The Warriors scored twice in the first inning and led the rest of the way. A four-run fifth made it 9-0. The Chargers scored four runs in the fifth, as well.
Dwight 16, Watseka 0
    WATSEKA — Dwight belted five home runs in a 16-0 rout of host Watseka in a Sangamon Valley Conference game.
    The Trojans scored twice in the first inning, twice in the second and seven in the fourth frame. A five-run fifth brought an early end to the game.
    Sydney Christensen was the beneficiary of the offensive onslaught. She struck out 10 while giving up two walks and one hit.
    Abby Edwards smacked two roundtrippers, added a single and drove in five runs to lead the DTHS attack. Christensen helped herself with a homer and four RBIs while Becky Ruder and Leah Flynn each homered and drove in three runs. Flynn had three hits for the game. Taylor Anderson also had two hits while Macey Rodosky, Maddi Groves and Kat Harms each singled.