Weather Alert

Central Softball Heading Back To The Class 2 State Semifinals In Springfield

(Park Hills) The Central Rebel softball team is headed to the Class 2 State semifinals for the first time since 2018. Central defeated Houston 18-3 in five innings in the quarterfinal game on Tuesday. Central coach Taylor Geile says her team showed up ready to go.

The Rebels hit four home runs, the most they’ve had in a game this season, while the top five hitters in the batting order went a combined 14-for-18 at the plate with 13 runs batted in. Geile says the support at the dish made starting pitcher Allie Kelly more relaxed in the circle.

Kelly and Taylor Marler are the lone seniors on a roster that consists of six freshman, two sophomores and two juniors. Geile says their leadership has been instrumental throughout the season.

Central will take on the defending State Champions Skyline on Monday at the Killian Softball Complex in Springfield. After getting back to Park Hills late last night and returning to her role as a high school math teacher Wednesday morning, Geile tells us when she’ll begin to prep for Skyline.

The 17-6 Central Rebels will head to Springfield on Sunday and will take on the 21-4 Skyline Tigers Monday morning. We’ll broadcast the game on AM-800 KREI with a Fliegs Equipment Pregame Show beginning at 10:45 Monday morning. If Central wins, they’ll play in the State Championship Tuesday morning at 11. If the Rebels lose to Skyline, the 3rd place game will be Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Those games will be on KREI as well.

Central stats from the 18-3 State Quarterfinal win over Houston:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
CNTR 3 6 5 0 4 X X 18 16 2
HSTN 0 0 0 0 3 X X 3 5 2
Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Alexis Portell 4 2 2 1 0 0
Sydney Miles 3 4 3 2 0 0
Kaydence Cosby 4 3 3 3 0 0
Alexandra Kelly 3 4 3 3 1 0
Taylor Marler 4 3 3 4 0 0
Alexia Poppe 3 0 0 0 0 0
Kelsie Politte 4 0 0 1 0 0
Jaycee McMillian 2 1 0 0 0 0
Alex Neff 2 0 0 0 0 1
Ella McClanahan 3 1 1 0 0 1
Alexis Voepel 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 33 18 15 14 1 2
Batting

2B: Alexandra Kelly, Taylor Marler, Alexis Portell
3B: Taylor Marler, Alexis Portell
HR: Alexandra Kelly, Taylor Marler, Sydney Miles, Kaydence Cosby
TB: Alexandra Kelly 7, Ella McClanahan, Taylor Marler 9, Alexis Portell 5, Sydney Miles 6, Kaydence Cosby 6
RBI: Alexandra Kelly 3, Kelsie Politte, Taylor Marler 4, Alexis Portell, Sydney Miles 2, Kaydence Cosby 3
ROE: Kelsie Politte, Alexia Poppe, Jaycee McMillian
HBP: Alexia Poppe, Sydney Miles
SB: Alexandra Kelly 3, Ella McClanahan, Taylor Marler, Alexis Portell, Sydney Miles 2, Kaydence Cosby, Jaycee McMillian

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Alexandra Kelly 5.0 102 .618 5 3 3 12 4 1
Totals 5.0 102 .618 5 3 3 12 4 1

Connect With Us Listen To Us On