Q-C Sports Shorts from April 26

Posted Online: April 27, 2013, 2:03 am
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Prep baseball
Geneseo 4, Sterling 3: The Maple Leafs trailed 3-2 going into the sixth inning, but picked up two-runs on a sacrifice fly by Jeremy May and a run-scoring single by Alex Craig. Trevor Craig had a pair of hits of Geneseo.

Riverdale 11, Monmouth-Roseville 9: The Rams upended the Titans scoring four runs in the top of the seventh inning. Drew Beale tallied the nonconference victory for Riverdale and drove in three runs.

Prep softball
United Township 15, Richwoods 1 (5 innings): Playing their third game in the last two days and with two more today, the UTHS Panthers hammered Richwoods in five innings. Brooke Prior got the win for the Panthers, combining with reliever Heather Johnson to no-hit Richwoods, which scored on four straight walks in the fifth. Prior also had two hits, one of which was a double and a pair of RBI. Joining Prior with a pair of hits were Courtney Markin and Hailey Lenth.

Princeville 14, Annawan-Wethersfield 3: Princeville turned eight hits into a 14-run effort against the Titans. Morgan VanHyfte tallied three hits and a pair of RBIs for A-W.

QC college baseball
Augustana 9, Wheaton 8: Augustana erupted for 15 hits in the CCIW victory over hosting Wheaton, but the Vikings had to hang on in the final frame to secure the key road victory. The Thunder (10-21, 6-9 CCIW) scored their final run on a one-out, bases-loaded fielder's choice in the ninth that turned into a game-ending double play with the final out at third base on a base-running gaff. Reliever Rick Erickson enticed the game-ending ground ball to save the game for starting pitcher Seth Davis (5-1). Augie (25-6, 11-4 CCIW) was paced by leadoff man Jacob VanDuyne's 4-for-6 effort that included a triple and three runs scored. Grant Stewart homered and drove in three runs, while Kurt Schmidt tripled and drove in two runs.

College softball
Illinois State sweeps: Moline grad Brittny Drish continued to flex her hitting muscles by blasting her third homer in as many weekends to lead the Redbrds to a doubleheader sweep at Indiana State. The freshman shortstop went 3-for-5, and scored two runs, with a solo homer in the first game. Illinois State (26-18, 11-6 Missouri Valley Conference) matched its season-best four-game winning streak with the 6-1 and 5-3 victories.

Lewis splits: Erie-Prophetstown product Kimberly Teats went 3-for-7 in a doubleheader split heading into the weekend for the Chicagoland Flyers. The freshman catcher scored a pair of runs against Wisconsin-Parkside, and also had an RBI single in a 9-3 win in the nightcap. Division II Lewis is 24-12, 18-6 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

QC college men's golf
Scot-Fire Invite: Black Hawk sits in a tie for third with the Monmouth Red squad and Augustana is tied for sixth after the opening round of the 12-team Scot-Fire Invitational at Soangetaha Country Club. Black Hawk's Cody Bender had the top score of any local, firing a 4-over 76, which was just two off the day's medalist mark.

QC college track
Augie records fall:Two Augustana men's track & field school records fell Friday at the prestigious Drake Relays in Des Moines. The Viking sprinters took down school marks in the 800 and 1600 relay events and the 400 relay team also qualified for today's final.

Greg Patton (:48.5 leadoff), Antonio Owens (:47.1), David Voland (:47.3) and Alex Rindone (:46.5) blazed to a 4x400 relay time of 3:10.03, erasing the previous school record of 3:10.70 set just last year. Patton, current senior Daniel Doubet, Voland and Rindone finished second in the NCAA Division III national meet with that time. The 3:10.03 was the second fastest in the field heading into tomorrow's final. The Vikings trail only Lincoln (Missouri), which posted a 3:09.95.

The 800 relay team of David Devore, Nowlan Savage, Jay Graffagna and Keith Cline clocked a 1:27.16 to finish fourth. That shattered the previous school record of 1:30.04 set in 2012.

Augie's 400 relay team of Devore, Patton, Cline and Rindone ran :41.43 and head into today's final with the sixth-fastest time. Lincoln is the standard-bearer with a time of :40.72.

Senior Jonathan Smith (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.) finished 17th in the 10,000 with a time of 30:46.51 but he was the third NCAA Division III runner to finish. Smith's time is the ninth fastest time in Augustana history. Augie's 3200 relay of Vincenzo Dal Pozzo, Chris Madison, Cale McCormick and junior Edgar Valle placed 10th in 8:00.05.


Local events heading

  Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.

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