Cobden shortstop Lauren Sweitzer, number 5, dug in and got ready for the pitch while teammate Lexi Miller watched from the on deck circle. The Appleknockers faced Pope County in the championship game of the Illinois High School Association Class 1A regional softball tournament in Dongola on May 18. The Lady Pirates won the game by a score of 5-2. Photo by Benjamin Marxer.

Cobden softball falls in regional title game to Pope County

Aubrey Fisher was 2-for-3 with a triple to lead Cobden in a 5-2 loss to Pope County in the championship of the Class 1A high school softball regional at Dongola Saturday, May 18.

Lily Britt was 2-for-3 for the Appleknockers. Katelyn Shadowens was 1-for-2.

Lexi Miller and Aubrey Fisher pitched for Cobden. Miller pitched an inning and allowed a hit to go with a walk and no strikeouts. Fisher pitched 5 innings and allowed 4 hits to go with no walks and 2 strikeouts.

Cobden 14, Dongola 3: Jenna Hartline was 3-for-3 with a home run and an RBI to lead Cobden in the first-round regional win Thursday, May 16.

Britt was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Lauren Sweitzer was 2-for-4 with a home run, RBI and scored 2 runs. Fisher was 2-for-4 with a triple and 2 RBIs. Megan Rhodes was 2-for-4 with a double. Shadowens was 1-for-2 with 2 RBIs. Abby Clover was 1-for-3 with a triple. Emily White was 1-for-3 with an RBI. Miller had 2 RBIs.

Hailey Ames was 2-for-2 to lead the Lady Demons. Megan Theis was 2-for-3 with 2 doubles. Maddie Keller was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Brooklyn Hogue was 1-for-1. Melanie Altamirano was 1-for-3 with 2 RBIs. Jamie Anderson was 1-for-3. 

Fisher was the winning pitcher, allowing 9 hits to go with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.

Maddie Keller and Natasha Cosenza pitched in the loss. Keller pitched 4 innings and allowed 8 hits to go with a walk and a strikeout. Cosenza pitched an inning and allowed 3 hits to go with no walks and no strikeouts.

Cobden finished its season with a 12-16 overall record.

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