AHS softball team on a roll

Lady Clippers remain undefeated in conference


The Amboy Lady Clippers doubled up Durand, 4-2, in a Northwest Upstate Illini varsity softball game on April 11 at the AHS diamond.

Amboy led from the start, plating two runs in the first and one in the second. The Lady Clippers added one more run in the fifth. Durand’s only tallies came in the fourth and sixth frames.

Delaney Wilhelm smacked three singles to pace the Amboy offense. Shannon Lytle helped out with a triple and Haley Varga stroked a double.

Bailee Highbarger was the winning pitcher.

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Amboy and Durand met again two days later on Durand’s field, and the result was the same as the Lady Clippers claimed a 7-1 win on April 13.

The game was tight through five innings, with Amboy owning a 3-1 lead, before it scored two runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh to pull away.

Two Lady Clippers had three hits apiece – Varga with two singles, a double and four runs batted in, and Lindenmeyer with three singles. Kylie Highbarger added a single and a double, while Karlee Doege connected for two singles.

Doege did the job in the circle, allowing just five hits and striking out nine. She did not issue a walk.

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Doege pitched another gem in leading the Lady Clippers over Lena-Winslow, 2-0, on April 15 at the AHS field.

The senior was in control from start to finish, allowing just five hits over seven innings. She struck out 13 and did not walk a batter.

Amboy scored the only two runs of the game in the third.

Lindenmeyer had a double, while Doege and Nataly Jones each singled for the Lady Clippers, who remained perfect in the conference at 7-0. AHS is 11-1 overall.