HOOPESTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda softball team lost 15-5 to Hoopeston Area on Monday in the first round of IHSA Class 2A regionals.
Lorena Arnett and Christina White each singled to lead off the first inning for PBL (9-17) before Arnett crossed home plate on a Baylee Cosgrove sacrifice fly to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead.
In the top of the fourth inning, PBL scored three runs to take a 4-1 lead.
Kayla Adwell and Emma Steiner each singled and Arnett walked to load the bases. White hit a ground ball on which an error led to Adwell scoring before Steiner crossed home plate on another error on a Cosgrove fly ball.
Hoopeston Area tied the game with three runs of its own in the bottom of the fourth before scoring six in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 10-4 lead.
In the top of the sixth inning, Arnett singled before Cosgrove hit a two-out single to center field to send her home to cut the Cornjerkers' deficit to 10-5.
Hoopeston Area scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to end the game via the 10-run rule.
Arnett finished the game hitting 3-for-3 while Christina White hit 2-for-3.
On the mound, Emma Steiner allowed 12 runs -- nine earned -- on 13 hits and no walks with two strikeouts through five innings. Mallorie Ecker allowed three earned runs on five hits and no walks through two-thirds of an inning.
Hoopeston Area 15, PBL 5
PBL 100 301 -- 5 10 1
HA 010 365 -- 15 18 2
W -- Regan Stone, 6 IP, 10 H, 5 R, ER, 2 K, 4 BB. L -- Emma Steiner, 5 IP, 13 H, 12 R, 9 ER, 2 K, 0 BB.
PBL (9-17) -- Lorena Arnett 3-3, 3 R. Christina White 2-3. Baylee Cosgrove 1-4, 2 RBIs. Maddy Foellner 1-3, 2B. Sindra Gerdes 1-3. Kayla Adwell 1-2, R. Emma Steiner 1-3, R.
Hoopeston Area -- Audra Funk 1-5, 2B, RBI, R. Ali Watson 3-4, RBI, 3 R. Raven Rutherford 2-4, 2B, RBI. Payton Small 1-4, RBI. Kayla Goble 1-2, RBI, 3 R. Emily Ray 3-4, 2 2B, 3 R. Jaylyn Linder 2-3, 2B, 3 RBIs. Maddie Goble 3-4, 3 RBIs, R. Logan Robinson 2-4, 2 RBIs. Glotzbach R.