Fulton softball dominates en route to 9-1 victory; Baseball falls in 11 innings

Mar. 20—FULTON, Ill. — It was the warmest day of the week on Tuesday evening and the Fulton Steamers made sure they took full advantage of it, hosting the Annawan/Wethersfield Titans in a baseball softball doubleheader.

Read goes all 7 as Steamers take down Titans 9-1

Jessa Read went all seven innings for the Steamers in a dominant performance, giving up just three hits and one run while her offense provided all the support she needed.

In an out of conference make up game from last Thursday, the Steamers got on the board early in the first inning with RBI's from Brooklyn Brennan and Resse Germann.

Two more runs came across the plate in the second as their lead doubled.

Fast forward to the fourth inning, a run came across to score on a passed ball before Germann hit another two-run home run to extend the lead to 7-0.

Fulton gave up their only earned run in the top of the fifth but added some more offense in the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings to secure the 9-1 victory.

Germann led the way with three RBI while Kira Wilson had two. Brennan and Emily Kane added one. Fulton improves to 2-2 on the year.

Fulton drops 11 inning battle with Annawan/Wethersfield

In an exact opposite result of the softball game, the Fulton Steamers baseball team lost a lengthy 11 inning battle to the Titans on Tuesday.

After giving up two runs to the Titans in the first inning, pitcher Dom Kramer locked in to shut down the Titans over the next three innings.

AJ Boardman got Fulton on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning, hustling his way around the bases after stealing second, advancing to third on a passed ball and scoring on a wild throw from the catcher.

Jimmy Crimmins took over on the mound, continuing to pitch well and keep it a 2-1 game.

Boardman scored again in the bottom of the sixth inning, this time on a triple from Kramer that tied the game. However, with nobody out the Steamers could not put the ball in play and this one stayed tied.

In fact, it stayed tied all the way up until the 11th inning when the Titans plated two runs and held on for the 4-2 victory.

Fulton is now 0-4 on the season.