The Lady Cornjerkers scored a blow-out win over Schlarman Academy to start last week.
Hoopeston Area defeated Schlarman 24-8 after starting the game by putting up 13 runs in the first two innings of the game and adding 11 more over the course of the rest of the game.
Raven Rutherford led the Lady Cornjerkers in scoring with four RBI during the game. Madalyn Goble had three RBI, while Kayla Goble, Madison Watson and Logan Robinson had two RBI and Regan Shore and Payton Small had one RBI each.
Jaylyn Linder started the game for Hoopeston Area on the pitcher’s mound and pitched for three innings with six strikeouts, one walk and no earned-runs allowed. Logan Robinson pitched for just under three innings with four walks, four strikeouts and two earned-runs allowed. Logan Judy pitched for less than an inning with two walks, no strikeouts and four earned-runs allowed.
Hoopeston Area would continue their winning ways when they traveled to take on Heritage the following day.
The game got off to a slow start as both teams were held scoreless until the fourth inning when Heritage scored a run.
Hoopeston Area answered with a run of their own during their next at-bat and opened the flood gates in the sixth and seventh innings, plating four runs in each innings.
Hoopeston Area went on to win 9-2.
Ali Watson, Jaylyn Linder and Madlyn Goble led the team in scoring with two RBI each, while Raven Rutherford and Lauren Sheppard had one RBI each.
Regan Shore pitched six innings for the Lady Cornjerkers with four strikeouts, six walks and two earned-runs allowed. Logan Robinson pitched one inning with one strikeout, one walk and no earned-runs.
Hoopeston Area hit a rough patch when they returned home and hosted Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin Thursday.
BHRA defeated Hoopeston Area 16-4 after several multi-run innings.
Ali Watson, Raven Rutherford, Payton Small and Madalyn Goble each had one RBI.
Logan Robinson pitched five innings with four strikeouts, one walk and six earned-runs allowed. Regan Shore pitched two innings with one walk and no earned-runs allowed.
The Lady Cornjerkers ended their week on a high note as they traveled to Georgetown-Ridge Farm.
Georgetown-Ridge Farm took an early lead four runs over the course of the first two innings, but Hoopeston Area answered with four runs of their own in the third inning, followed by seven more over the course of the next two innings.
Georgetown added three more runs in the fifth and put up two more runs in the sixth inning.
Hoopeston Area added two more runs in the seventh inning giving them a 13-9 lead going into the final inning. Georgetown attempted a rally in their final at-bat and put up two runs, but fell just short as Hoopeston Area took home the 13-11 win.
Kayla Goble led the Lady Cornjerkers in scoring with four RBI, followed by Emily Ray and Audra Funk with two RBI and Ali Watson, Payton Small and Jaylyn Linder with one RBI each.
Logan Robinson pitched five innings for Hoopeston Area with four strikeouts, walks and four earned-runs allowed. Regan Shore pitched one inning with one strikeout, no walks and two earned runs. Logan Judy pitched one inning with no strikeouts, one walk and two earned runs.
Hoopeston Area took on Salt Fork at home Monday and hosted Armstrong-Potomac Tuesday. They will host Milford at 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Iroquois West at 4:30 p.m. Friday. The Lady Cornjerkers will compete in the Clinton Tourney at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The Hoopeston Area Cornjerkers also picked up some big wins last week.
Hoopeston Area defeated Schlarman Academy 14-9 to start the week.
Corey Moore picked up the win on the pitcher’s mound.
Lucas Hofer went two-for-three with three RBI.
Nick Hofer went two for four with one RBI, while Cameron Flint went one-for-five with four RBI.
Hoopeston Area blew out Armstrong-Potomac 16-0 the following day.
Graham Eighner was the winning pitcher.
Kamerin Cade went three-for-four with two RBI, while Lucas Hofer went three-for-four with one RBI. Corey Moore went three-for-four with three RBI and Cameron Flint went three-for-three with four RBI.
Hoopeston Area ended the week with a close match with Georgetown-Ridge Farm.
The Cornjerkers came up just short as Georgetown won 6-5.
Hoopeston Area was set to take Salt Fork at home Monday, but the game was rescheduled for Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. They were set to host Armstrong-Potomac Tuesday. They will host Milford at 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Oakwood at 4:30 p.m. They will travel to take on Cissna Park at 10 a.m. Saturday.