Sherrard 3, Orion 1:The Sherrard Tigers broke a scoreless tie with two fourth-inning runs, and that was enough for Brian King as they topped West Central North rival Orion (7-6, 2-2) at Love Park. Besides tossing a three-hitter to outduel Orion's Clay VanderHeiden, King also helped himself with two hits, with teammate Shaye Mora also rapping out two hits. Drew Amador had two of the Chargers' three hits.
Erie-Prophetstown 3, Amboy 0:A day after holding off a fierce Amboy rally for a 7-6 road win, the Erie-Prophetstown Panthers (9-4) got the better of their Three Rivers Conference rivals yet again, moving to 5-0 in the league as Kenneth Cole tossed a three-hit, six-strikeout gem to move to 3-0, outdueling the Clippers' Tyson Powers. E-P got all three of its runs in the last of the fourth, the key blow being Zach Inskeep's two-run double. Carter Ames added two hits for the hosts.
Fulton 10, Kewanee 3:Fulton's Colin Tichler continued his recent torrid swing at the plate, going for three hits and two RBIs as the Steamers used a seven-run second inning en route to a Three Rivers Conference road victory over the Kewanee Boilermakers. Fueled by a Dalton Nuding home run, Kewanee went up 2-0 in the first inning before Fulton cut loose. Austin Manon added two hits and two RBIs for the Steamers.
Sherrard 2, Orion 1 (8):Riley Strandgard's two-run triple in the top of the eighth inning broke up what Orion coach Shelly Hutton described as "a classic pitcher's duel'' between Orion's Katie Conway and Sherrard's Rachel Winston.The Chargers mustered a run off Winston in the last of the eighth, but she held on to secure the West Central North win for the Tigers, striking out eight and allowing four hits (two by Orion's Abby Taets). Jaryn Kinder had two of Sherrard's five hits against Conway.
Fulton 6, Kewanee 5:Fulton put up a five-run fourth inning to take a 5-3 lead, however the Kewanee Boiler Girls rallied to tie the game and knock out Steamers' starting pitcher Chelsea Lesniewski Katherine Wayne held the line in relief and Fulton took the lead for good on Rachel McDonnell's RBI single in the top of the seventh. Liz Bral drove in three runs for the host Boilers, with teammates Jen Kubinsky and Megan Plum each added two hits.
Alleman 13, Erie-Prophetstown 2 (5): The Alleman Pioneers won their 10th game of the season by dispatching Erie-Prophetstown in five innings. Maddie McGuire led the way for Alleman with three hits, one of which was a home run, and knocked in three runs. Abbey Johnson collected two hits and a pair of RBIs, Avery Nelson notched the win for Alleman her sixth of the season.
Sterling 13, Geneseo 2:After two scoreless innings at Geneseo's J.F. Edwards Complex, Sterling (10-1) broke through with three third-inning runs, then exploded for six more in the top of the fourth to take control as Priscilla Aponte's 2-for-5, five-RBI effort led the way for the Golden Warriors. Stephanie Kester went the distance for Sterling, which scored four in the seventh, allowing only solo home runs to the Lady Leafs' (5-7) Darian Gillette and Hannah Kain.
Annawan-Wethersfield 15, Ridgewood 4 (5):Sami Brody's 2-for-3, three-RBI day at the plate paced Annawan-Wethersfield as it rolled to the five-inning Lincoln Trail Conference win. Emillie Wright added two RBIs and Alysha Winn and Rachel Peterson two hits each for the Titans, who scored five runs in the second and seven in the third to overcome an early 2-0 deficit. Samantha Roberts had two hits for the Spartans, who were hurt by eight errors.
Stark County 6, Princeville 2:Scoring twice in the top of the fourth to break a 1-1 tie with Princeville, the Stark County Rebels (7-5) moved to 5-3 in the Lincoln Trail Conference, spoiling an 11-strikeout game by the Lady Princes' Jordan Kraft. Danielle Kenney led the way for the Rebels by going 3-for-4 with three RBIs.
Prep boy's tennis
United Township 3, Princeton 2: The Panthers doubles success was the difference with a pair of victories tipping the scale. Thomas Osborne and Bryce Verlinden grabbed a 6-4, 6-3 win for UT, and Bibek Adhikari and Colton O'Brien won an 6-2, 4-6, 10-7 battle. The Panthers' Taylor Mack rebounded from a first-set loss to win 4-6, 6-0, 10-4.
Alleman 8, Rock Island 1: The Pioneers won the intra-city dual thanks to a clean sweep in singles. Garrett Larsen and Sam Gelski each won their singles matches in straight sets and then combined to win in doubles.
Geneseo 5, Sterling 0: The Leafs were perfect against Sterling, as Shawn DePauw won at the No. 1 singles position, 6-0, 6-0.
Prep girls' soccer
Geneseo 8, Streator 0: Mallory Wirth had a hat trick for the Lady Leafs who moved to 7-1-1 on the season by winning the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference battle. Caitlin Akers added a goal and two assists for the Leafs.
Orion-Sherrard 5, DePue 0:Baillie McCunn scored a hat trick that got Orion-Sherrard off to a good start and a 4-0 first-half lead. Alicia Sierer had three assists for O-S which dominated the contest with 34 shots on goal, and allowed just one DePue shot.
QC college baseball
Augustana 3, Knox 2 (13 inn.): The Vikings' Kurt Schmidt scored on an error for the go ahead run in the top of the 13th inning. Knox committedsix errors, and the Vikings scored only one earned run.Schmidt singled and stole second and third to put himself in scoring position to take advantage of a mishandled ball behind the plate. Rick Erickson shut down the Prairie Fire in the bottom of the 13th to earn his third win of the season.
SAU swept by Mount Mercy: The Fighting Bees gave up late leads twice, dropping a pair of pivotal Midwest Collegiate Conference games to the Mustangs. The Bees led 6-3 in Game 1 and 3-1 in Game 2 before falling 7-6 and 4-3, respectively. Matt Rosenberger had a big day at the plate for SAU, getting a trio of hits for the Bees.
QC college softball
Braves sweep Kishwaukee: Black Hawk's bats heated up against Arrowhead Conference rival Kishwaukee, winning 5-1 and 14-2 in five innings. In the first game, BHC struck for four runs in the second inning with four consecutive hits capped off by Tayler Stewart's two-run home run. The Braves' Shelby Blair tallied her fourth win in the circle and added two hits. In the second game, Black Hawk pitcher Jenna Winthurst gave up a run in the first inning but made up for it at the plate with a grand slam in the bottom of the first. Winthurst drove in six runs to back her solid pitching.
Augie splits with Wheaton: The Vikings won the opener of the CCIW twinbill by a 4-2 count in 9 innings, but dropped the nightcap 4-1. The Vikings won the opener in dramatic fashion as Jaime Rehmert homered to clinch the victory. Augie was winning the second game1-0 until the Thunder scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Q-C track and field
Augie relay earns conference honor:Augustana's 4x400 relay of Greg Patton, Antonio Owens, David Voland and Alex Rindone raced to an NCAA D-III national best time of 3:12.82 at the Lee Calhoun Invite to earn the CCIW's Athlete of the Week honor. The time is the third-best in Augustana school history for the group that earned NCAA All-American honors during the indoor season and has their sights set on duplicating that result outdoor. Last season, the Vikings finished second at the NCAA Nationals with a school record time of 3:10.70.
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