PCJH softball wins Puma Classic

Putnam County rallied to defeat Princeton Logan, 4-3, to capture its on Puma Classic: in McNabb on Saturday, Sept. 2. Team members are (front, from left) Emmy Carboni and Kami Nauman; (middle row) Bailey Vice, Amelia Wozniak, Sarah Schennum, Britney Trinidad, Eden Carlson, Naomi Hammerick, Jaycee Dickey and Illiana Luke; and (back row) Coach Adrianna, Kennedy Holocker, Hannah Heighberger, Piper Terando, Finley Rue, Tula Rue, Myah Richardson, Mcklay Gensini, Sofie Borri, coach Rob and coach Casey.

Putnam County Junior High rallied to defeat Princeton Logan, 4-3, to capture its own Puma Classic softball tournament in McNabb on Saturday, Sept. 2.

Logan led 3-1 after four innings, but the Pumas scored three runs in the top of the fifth to take the win.

Hannah Heiberger was the winning pitcher, striking out 11 while scattering five hits and five walks. She allowed only one run.

Myah Richardson had two hits and two RBIs. Also for PC, Kennedy Holocker had two hits and a RBI and Finley Rue (RBI), Heiberger and Eden Carlson each had one hit.

The Lady Pumas also beat Princeville 5-0 and Stark County 12-1 with Richarson and Holocker picking up the wins.

Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin has been sports editor of the BCR since 1986. He previously was sports editor of the St. Louis Daily News and was a regular contributor for the St. Louis Cardinals' magazine. He is a 2021 inductee into the IBCA Hall of Fame (Media) and a 2023 inductee into the Shaw Media Illinois Valley Hall of Fame as "Distinguished Media."