Charleston Softball: Charleston (16-2, 3-0) @ Mahomet-Seymour (10-4, 2-1)
Game Information: 11 a.m. start at Mahomet-Seymour High School
The three-headed senior attack in Charleston’s lineup remains potent. Ashlyn McPeak leads the team with four home runs and 14 stolen bases, owns a .493 batting average. Reagan McGahey leads the team with a .525 batting average and 23 RBIs. Ava Stephens leads the team with nine doubles and adds 18 RBIs and a .424 batting average.
“As far as offense, we are capable of hitting well,” said Charleston head coach Blain Mayhall. “Doesn’t always go the way we want, but the ability to put up runs is there. If we focus on hitting strikes and not chase the opposing pitchers best pitches out of the zone, I’m always confident in what our girls can do up to bat.”
Karah Moore enters the game with an 11-1 overall record, 1.66 ERA, and 75 strikeouts in 80 innings pitched. Moore has been a workhorse this season as the second-leading innings eater on the team is Mikayla Lane with just 20.
Mahomet-Seymour has no stats available, but is coming off a 2-1 extra-inning loss to Mattoon on Tuesday. The Bulldogs own a win over Mount Zion and scored 37 total runs against Taylorville.
“They have strong pitching,” said Mayhall. “They always compete and we will need to play a solid game in all aspects. We have to take care of what we can control. Make plays in the field, hit spots from the circle, and see the bat hit the ball. If we can be consistent with those areas, we give ourselves a chance to win.”
– KYLE DAUBS