POTOMAC — Senior Johanna Bruens picked the perfect time to get her only hit on Monday afternoon.
Bruens run-scoring single in the seventh inning lifted the Armstrong-Potomac Trojans to a 10-9 victory over the Oakwood Comets in the Vermilion Valley Conference opener for both teams.
Oakwood, which falls to 0-1 overall and in the league, rallied from a 6-1 deficit, taking an 8-7 lead in the sixth and a 9-8 lead in the seventh against Armstrong-Potomac, which improves to 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the VVC.
Kylie Harden, who took the loss for the Comets, had three hits, including a double; while the Trojans were led by Holley Hambleton with a pair of doubles to go along with two singles from Makenzie Vinson and Miranda Thrasher.
Bismarck-Henning 7, Rantoul 5
BISMARCK — The Blue Devils scored six times in the fifth inning to pull out a non-conference victory against the Eagles.
Emmie Hawkins led Bismarck-Henning with two hits and three RBIs, while Masyn Clough had a double and two RBIs.
The Blue Devils improved to 2-0 on the season.
Hoopeston Area 10, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 3
PAXTON — After a rough start, Rylee Martin tossed six shutout innings to help the Cornjerkers open their season with a win over the Panthers.
Martin, who allowed three runs in the first inning, struck out eight in her complete game victory.
Hoopeston Area (1-0) provided Martin with a three-run first inning, but the offense took control in the final frames scored seven times in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings.
Kaelynn Longfellow and Madie Cline each had two hits and two RBIs for the Cornjerkers, while Annie Goble had three of the team’s 11 hits.
Fisher 14, Schlarman 0
FISHER — Elizabeth Hawkins had a first-inning single and that was the only hit the Hilltoppers would get in Monday’s contest against the Bunnies.