Thursday, April 14, 2016
Salem High School
Eastern High School (Pekin)
Salem pulls away late for 10-3 victory over Eastern Musketeers Varsity
While Eastern Musketeers Varsity hung tough on Thursday, Salem pulled away late for the 10-3 victory.
Morgan Martin was hot from the plate for Eastern Musketeers Varsity. Martin went 3-4 and scored one run. She doubled in the fifth inning and singled in the third and seventh innings.
The bottom of the second saw Eastern Musketeers Varsity take an early lead, 2-0. Angel Campbell singled, scoring Dallas Roberts after a single by Elizabeth Albertson got things started. Eastern Musketeers Varsity added more runs when Quillen scored on an RBI single by Sam Gilstrap.
Salem didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring five runs in the third inning when it scored on three errors and an RBI single by Campbell.
One run in the bottom of the fifth helped Eastern Musketeers Varsity close its deficit to 5-3. A passed ball set off Eastern Musketeers Varsity rally. Finally, Miller got Albertson to strike out to end the threat.
Salem built upon its lead with five runs in the seventh. A error scored Soliday and Campbell for the inning’s first run. That was followed up by Moon’s single, plating White and Davidson.