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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Prep Game Turns Into Offensive Onslaught, Record-Setting Affair

A late-season game between two Illinois high schools wound up making national headlines after an offensive onslaught and numerous record-breaking performances.


The game between the Peoria Lions and Manual Rams matched or upended eighteen different Illinois state records. Swiped bags were a popular occurrence as one of the newly-set records was the mark of forty stolen bases in the game by Peoria alone! Twelve steals in the bottom of the first and nine stolen bags from Abby Carlton added to the Lions' bag of records.

For their part, the Rams swiped eighteen bases, including eleven in their part of the second inning alone.

Manual's Monique Miller earned six walks for her own record-setting performance.

The game ended in a 29-28 victory for Peoria, ended the team's thirty-seven-game losing streak. The Lions had twenty hits in the game, though none of them were for extra bases.

In the circle, Manual's Alexis Randle, who ultimately took the loss, threw 244 pitches, while Peoria's Chasity Alexander threw 210.

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