Crusaders get first win on Hellige's shutout

HTC downs Pekin in home opener 10-0


WEST POINT – Senior Mary Hellige hurled a two-hit shutout to give the Crusaders their first win of the year 10-0 over visiting Pekin Thursday night.
Hellige needed just five innings and struck out seven against no walks to get her first win (1-2)
She also went 2-of-4 at the plate with a run scored.
Kayla Box led the Crusaders at the plate going 2 of 4 with an RBI and three runs scored, and was just a home run from hitting for the cycle.
Elle Hellman had two RBIs in the win.
Holy Trinity got singles from Hellige and Box in the first inning before Mueller tripled to deep right center clearing the bases. She would come around to score on a single to short center by Rachel Menke, who would also score before Pekin could retire the side.
While Hellige was holding Pekin in check, HTC got things going again in the second when Hellman doubled down the line in left and came around to score on an error.
They would get two more runs in the third, one in the fourth and then Halie Cain and Box would both score in the fifth inning to set the 10-run rule with two outs.
The Crusaders fall to 1-2 on the year and host county rival Central Lee Friday night starting at 7:15 at South Park.

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