The Hoopeston Area Lady Cornjerkers started their week facing off against a tough opponent in Salt Fork.
Salt Fork put up six runs over the course of the first two innings then opened the floodgates with 10 more runs during the next two innings all the while holding Hoopeston Area to only one run.
The game was called after the fourth inning due to the 10-run rule and Hoopeston Area lost 16-1.
Payton Small was the only Hoopeston Area player to get an RBI.
Regan Shore took the loss for the Lady Cornjerkers. She pitched two innings with no strikeouts, two walks and eight earned-runs allowed.
Logan Robinson pitched two innings of relief and had one strikeouts, no walks and seven earned-runs allowed.
Hoopeston Area had a reversal of fortune the following day when they hosted Amrstrong-Potomac.
The Lady Cornjerkers kicked off their scoring onslaught early and didn’t let up through the rest of the game putting up four runs in the first, five in the second, another four in the third and four more in the fourth.
The game was called after the fourth inning due to the 10-run rule and Hoopeston Area brought home the 17-3 win.
Payton Small and Jaylyn Linder led the team in scoring with three RBI each. Kayla Goble and Emily Ray each had two RBI, while Emma Glotzbach, Raven Rutherford and Ali Watson each had one RBI. Watson also hit a home run during the game.
Jaylyn Linder picked up the win for the Lady Cornjerkers. She pitched three innings with three strikeouts, one walk and no earned-runs allowed.
Logan Robinson and Regan Shore each pitched one inning of relief. Robinson had three strikeouts, no walks and no earned-runs allowed. Shore had one strikeout, one walk and no earned-runs allowe.d
Hoopeston Area wrapped up their home week with another blow out win against Iroquois West.
Iroquois West managed their one bit of offense in the game during the first inning, plating a run before Hoopeston Area began their offensive.
The Lady Cornjerkers put up two runs in the first inning, followed by nine in the second inning and another six in the third.
Hoopeston Area wouldn’t have to step up to bat after that as they won the game by the 10-run rule and took home the 17-1 win over Iroquois West.
Audra Funk led the Lady Cornjerkers in offense with three RBI. Logan Robinson and Raven Rutherford had two RBI each, while Regan Shore, Ali Watson, Emily Ray, Madison Watson, Kayla Goble and Payton Small each had one.
Logan Robinson picked up the win for Hoopeston Area with three innings pitched. She had seven strikeouts and allowed four walks and one earned run.
Regan Shore pitched one inning of relief with three strikeouts, no walks and no earned runs.
Hoopeston Area was set to travel Oakwood Monday and St. Anne on Tuesday. They will host Chrisman at 4:30 p.m. Thursday and travel to Westville at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
As has often been the case this season, the Hoopeston Area Cornjerkers baseball team’s first game of the week was postponed due to weather. The game against Salt Fork was rescheduled for April 17.
In the interim, Hoopeston Area faced-off against Armstrong-Potomac and routed them 11-3.
The team’s good fortune didn’t hold out long as Salt Fork picked up a 1-0 win over Hoopeston Area the following day.
Thursday’s game against Milford and Friday’s game against Oakwood were both cancelled due to weather.
On Saturday, Hoopeston Area faced-off against two area opponents: Cissna Park and Paxton-Buckley-Loda.
Cissna Park pulled out a close 16-13 win over Hoopeston Area to start the day after which PBL routed Hoopeston Area 20-1.
Hoopeston Area was set to travel Oakwood Monday and St. Anne on Tuesday. They travel to Westville at 4:30 p.m. Friday.