- Kewanee's Brockman Invitational: Annawan-Wethersfield won the girls' title with 133 points, leading the Titans to a runner-up finish in the combined team scores (202.75). Erica Dynes (100 and 200) and Sara Fisher (both hurdles) each won two solo events plus teamed up on the 4x100 relay winner. A&W's other winners were Karissa Roman (high jump), Morgan Mahnesmith (pole vault) and the 4x400 relay (led by Fisher and Roman). Erie-Prophetstown took second in the boys' meet with 88.75 points, far behind team titlist Bureau Valley (151). E-P's lone event winner was the 4x100 relay team of Darius Owens, Chris Bauer, Rob Cobert and Devin Johnson.
- Iowa Wesleyan 7, St. Ambrose 6: A hit batter and an error contributed to St. Ambrose's downfall in the ninth inning of the Bees' opening round game of the Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament at A.J. Spiegel Park in Peosta, Iowa. The top-seeded Bees held a 6-5 lead heading into the bottom of the ninth when the fourth-seeded Tigers (23-29) scored twice – one earned run, on unearned – off reliever Brandon Duplessis (2-8).
SAU (24-25) scored four in fourth to take a 4-2 lead, but fell behind 5-4 in the fifth. The Bees then scored twice in the eight when J Golden singled and scored with two outs on a wild pitch. Jake Fields then drew a walk and pinch-runner Joe Piersante stole second and scored on Nate Schmitt's single through the left side of the infield.
The Bees, who were out-hit 11-7 by IWC, will now play either fifth-seeded William Penn or third-seeded Mount Mercy tonight at 7 in an elimination game.
- Dubuque 10, Augustana 9: Helped by an error, the visitors scored seven runs with two outs in the third inning. Jeremy Juhl had three hits and three RBIs in the slugfest for Augustana (24-13). Jacob VanDuyne (3 hits) and Kurt Schmidt (2 RBIs) also had big days against Dubuque (16-20).
- CCIW Hitter of the Week: Augustana's Jeremy Juhl earned the honor after a terrific week of ball. Juhl (Jr., Glenbard East High School), batted .444 (8-for-18) with five runs and two RBIs as the Vikings went 3-1 last week. He was 3-for-4 in an 11-5 nonconference win over Grinnell on April 25 and then collected three hits in a 9-5 win in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Illinois Wesleyan. The Vikings won Game 2 4-3 in 10 innings as Juhl was 2-for-4 with a run scored.
- William Penn 1, St. Ambrose 0 (10): In a thriller at the Midwest Collegiate Conference tournament, the lone run scored on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 10th inning. After a leadoff single, a dropped pop fly by the Queen Bees leftfielder helped set up the game-winning scenario for the nationally-ranked William Penn (42-15). The league's reigning regular-season champs outhit the Queen Bees 7-5 to eliminate SAU (29-27) and advance to this weekend's tourney finals. Jenna Harshbarger took the hard-luck loss in relief for the Queen Bees.
- MCC athlete of the week: United Township product Evan Frazier picked up this week's honor after a busy weekend. The St. Ambrose freshman ran a pair of races Friday at the Drake Relays, and three more Saturday at the Loras Open. The sprinter raced the Fighting Bees to a seventh-place finish at Drake in the 4x200 with a 21.1 split, SAU's highest finish at the Relays since 1972. At Loras, Frazier won the 100-meter dash with a personal-best time of 11.23, running through a cold, windy rain. He also took gold in the 200 with a time of 22.89 run into a strong headwind. Frazier and the rest of the Bees will be racing this weekend at the Midwest Collegiate Conference Championships in Clinton, Iowa.
- Millikin letterwinners: Pleasant Valley grad Les Flesher was one of just two four-year letterwinners recognized recently at the team banquet. Flesher, a senior, was among 15 letterwinners in all between the boys and girls teams for the 2011-12 season.
- State Farm Missouri Valley Conference tournament: Bettendorf's Matt Solis earned one of the coveted 18 flags given to a top-18 finisher. Solis finished 17th at the nine-team event with a three-day total of 18-over 228. The junior helped Illinois State (904 strokes) to a fifth-place team finish at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas. Led by individual medalist honors by Hunter Sparks (217), Wichita State won the team title with an 877 team score.
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