Softball

VARSITY | JV SCHEDULE & SCORE | Spring 2021

DATE VARSITY JV LOCATION OPPONENT   SCORE
4/13 4:30 PM   Home Civic Memorial W 12-0
4/14 4:30 PM   Away Greenville W 10-0
4/15 4:30 PM   Away Civic Memorial W 14-2
4/17 1:00 PM   Home Waterloo High L 0-5
4/17 3:00 PM   Home Waterloo High W 4-3
4/20 4:30 PM   Away Staunton    
4/21 4:30 PM   Away Carrollton W 7-0
4/22 4:30 PM   Home Breese Central W 10-1
4/24 10:00 AM   Home QND - Cancelled    
4/24 12:00 PM   Home QND - Cancelled    
4/26 4:30 PM 6:00 PM Home Brussels- Cancelled    
4/27 4:30 PM   Home Breese Mater Dei-SENIOR NIGHT L 0-4
4/29 4:30 PM   Home Pleasant Hill  W 9-2
4/30 4:30 PM   Home O'Fallon L 2-4
5/1 10:00 AM   Away Jerseyville W 9-3
5/1 12:00 PM   Away Jerseyville L 7-17
5/3 4:30 PM 6:00 PM Home Granite City W 8-1
5/5 4:30 PM    Away Gillespie W 8-4
5/6 4:30 PM   Home EAWR W 12-0
5/8 11:00 AM 12:30 PM Away Red Bud W 17-0
5/10 4:30 PM   Home Christ our Rock Lutheran W 1-0
5/12 4:30 PM   Home Calhoun W 7-1
5/15 10:00 AM   Away Breese Mater Dei W 12-11
5/17
4:30 PM
  Away Edwardsville   Canceled
5/19 4:30 PM   Away Calhoun W 6-0
5/20 4:30 PM   Away Gibault W 12-2
5/24 4:30 PM   Away Althoff W 10-0
5/26 4:30 PM   Home Collinsville L 2-3
5/27 10:00 AM   Away Highland   Canceled
5/29 12:00 PM   Home Roxana W 11-0
6/3 4:30 PM   Home Vandalia - IHSA Regional  W 11-0
6/5 11:00 AM   Home Gillespie - IHSA Regional  L 0-2
* Home games are played at Gordon Moore Park - Diamond 6

VARSITY ROSTER spring 2021

# PLAYER POSITION CLASS
1 Hayley Porter 2B/SS Junior
2 Olivia Tinsley OF/P Sophomore
4 Meredith Zigrang C/3B Freshman
5 Serenity Eldridge OF/2B Sophomore
6 Sydney Ehrman OF/C Junior
7 Kiley Kirchner 3B/2B Senior 
11 Julia Barber OF Sophomore
13 Allene Brass OF/1B Junior
14 Carli Foersterling 1B/OF Junior
15 Makensie Card OF Senior
17 Abby Porter C/OF Senior
19 Marissa Statos OF Freshman
22 Kailey Garvey 3B/OF Junior
26 Lauren Lenihan P/OF Sophomore
27 Jalynn Dickson OF/SS Sophomore
33 Abby Sullivan SS/P Senior

All-Metro Team

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All-Metro Team Spring 2021

1st Team

IF: Kiley Beth Kirchner, senior, Alton Marquette

Kiley Beth Kirchner, Alton Marquette

Kiley Beth Kirchner, Alton Marquette softball

Played a key role in helping the Explorers to a 20-6 record. Hit .452 with a team-best .634 slugging percentage. Had 32 RBI and began the season with 10 RBI over the first three games. Stole 23 bases without being caught.

 

2nd Team

P: Lauren Lenihan, sophomore, Alton Marquette

Posted a 20-6 record with a 1.32 earned run average. Struck out an area-high 270 batters — an average of almost 12 per contest.

 

To see the full list of players named to the STLToday.com All- Metro Team, click here.

 

Players to Watch Spring 2021

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Kiley Beth Kirchner, senior, Alton Marquette

Kiley Beth Kirchner, Alton Marquette

Kiley Beth Kirchner, Alton Marquette softball

The top hitter on a high-scoring team, Kirchner led the Explorers in average (.574), slugging percentage (.639) and on-base percentage (.610.). Recorded an 18-game hitting streak in the middle of the 2019 campaign, which included a pair of 5-for-5 performances. 

 

To see the full list of the STLToday.com Players to Watch, click here.

 

Head Coach

Dan Wiedman

Illinois Coaches Association
Hall of Fame Member-2016Dan Weidman

500 WINS
April 12, 2018

Win/Loss record 545-271

Assistant Coaches

Mary Rivera
Mary Rivera

Jeff Gaines
Jeff Gaines

Greg Gutierrez
Dave Pitts
Meghan Schorman

2021 All-Metro Team
STL sports

  • Kiley Beth Kirchner, Senior-1st Team
  • Lauren Lenihan, Sophomore-2nd Team
 

2021 Illinois Coaches Association
Class 2A All-State Team

  • Lauren Lenihan- 2nd team (Pitcher)
 

2019 Illinois Coaches Association
Class 2A All-State Team

  • Kiley Beth Kirchner-2nd team

  • Jada Johnson-3rd team

2019 Prairie state all conference team | 1st team

Pitcher – Taylor Whitehead

Catcher – Jada Johnson

Infield – KB Kirchner

Infield – Haley Porter

Outfield – Makensie Card

 

2019 Belleville News-Democrat 1A-2A All-Area Team

Catcher – Jada Johnson

Pitcher - Taylor Whitehead

Infield- Kiley Beth Kirchner

 

2018 First Team | All-Metro

Tess Eberlin

Meghan Schorman

Click here to see the full stltoday.com list.

2018 Illinois Coaches Association
Class 2A All-State Team

Meghan Schorman 1st Team

Gracie Morris 2nd Team

Tess Eberlin 3rd Team

Jada Johnson 3rd Team

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2018 PSC All-Conference Honors

Pitcher- Meghan Schorman

Designated Hitter- Grace Frost

Utility Player- Taylor Whitehead

Infielder- Tess Eberlin

Outfielders- Jada Johnson & Kiley Beth Kirchner

Honorable Mention- Grace Morris & Kyra Green

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4 IHSA State Finals Appearances

2nd - 2013 Class 3A State Tournament

3rd - 2011 Class 2A State Tournament

4th - 2010 Class 2A State Tournament

Elite Eight - 1991 

5 Sectional Championships

1991, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

10 Regional Championships

1990, 1991, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018

3 Super Sectional Championships

2010, 2011, 2013

South Central Conference Champs

1999, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2011, 2012

*Prairie State Conference Champs

2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019

Meghan Schorman
Class of 2018
University of Kentucky

Schorman & Silkwood

While traveling with her University of Kentucky softball team in a game against Louisville on Wednesday, freshman Meghan Schorman ran into another former Marquette Catholic alumnus -- Alexis Silkwood. 

Silkwood, who graduated from the Alton school in 2013, works as a graduate manager with the Louisville softball team. She played at Mississippi State from 2014-2017 and is the school's all-time leader in wins, strikeouts, complete games, innings pitched and appearances. She's currently playing professional ball with the Scrap Yard Dawgs fast pitch team in Conroe, Texas.

The reunion on Wednesday had two of the most famous Marquette pitchers within the last nine years. Silkwood is the state's career record holder in wins, shutouts, no-hitters and strikeouts and and helped the Explorers finish in the top four at state twice. A 2018 Marquette graduate, Schorman won 61 games and struck out 905 batters during her prep career. She's the first Marquette player to play for an SEC school since Silkwood.

Schorman, a freshman at Kentucky, didn't play in the Wildcats' 8-7 loss to Louisville. She currently has a 5-1 record with a 4.26 earned run average and 61 strikeouts in 17 appearances with the Lexington school.