Posted Online: April 30, 2013, 10:09 pm
Q-C Sports Shorts
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Kewanee 11, Orion 2: Getting the jump on Orion (10-9) with four first-inning runs, Kewanee never looked back as it topped its future Three Rivers Conference rival at Love Park. Donovan Murphy and Jared Nimrick each had two hits and three RBIs to back the pitching of Dayton Ince. Murphy also belted a pair of home runs.
Erie-Prophetstown 6, Bureau Valley 1: Solid pitching from Kallen Jepson enabled the Erie-Prophetstown Panthers (13-7) to stay perfect and atop the Three Rivers Conference standings at 9-0 with their win over Bureau Valley at Prophetstown. Jepson worked six innings of three-hit, eight-strikeout baseball, with Ken Cole working a scoreless seventh. Zach Inskeep tripled and drove in two runs as part of a five-run fourth that broke a scoreless game.
Morrison 16, Newman 4: Alex Fischbach had a good day on the mound and at the plate in the Morrison Mustangs' (10-4) Three Rivers Conference romp at Sterling Newman. He was 2-for-3 with three RBIs while scattering seven hits. Teammate Alexander Volckmann drove in six runs with 3-for-4 at the plate.
Galva-Williamsfield 17, Annawan-Wethersfield 4: The Doubets combined for seven hits and eight RBIs for Galva-Williamsfield, with Tyler netting four hits, including a triple, and 5 ribbies, and James getting three hits, including a double, and three RBIs. Sophomore Easton Beard moved to 3-0 with a four-hitter in five innings for G-W.
Moline 9, Sherrard 5: After splitting their first two meetings with Sherrard, the Moline Maroons (14-3) took the rubber match at Sherrard's Joel Brunsvold Sports Complex as Jordan de los Reyes homered and drove in four runs. Becky Lankford added two RBIs for Moline, which opened up a 9-0 lead before the Tigers mounted a late rally in a game shortened to five innings.
Geneseo 5, Ottawa 4: Jena Reddig's home run to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning brought a dramatic end to Geneseo's NIB 12 West matchup with Ottawa. Besides going 2-for-4, Reddig (6-6) also struck out 12 to help the Lady Leafs (9-11) move to 5-2 in the conference. Hannah Kain had two hits and two RBIs for Geneseo, which scored four first-inning runs before the Lady Pirates (5-7, 2-5) fought back.
Galesburg 12, Rockridge 6: An 11-1 deficit after three innings proved too much for Rockridge to overcome as the Galesburg Silver Streaks (7-13) prevailed on their home diamond behind the bat of Lyric Pendleton, who was 2-for-3, belted a grand slam, and drove in five runs. The Rockets were led by Michaela Stoneking's two RBIs and two-hit outings from Gabe Mueller, Kaitlyn Robison and Tayah Hayes.
Morrison 8, Newman 0: Scoring four runs in their first two at-bats, the Morrison Fillies (14-3) had little trouble moving to 10-1 in the Three Rivers Conference as freshman Lauren Pannier no-hit Newman, striking out 13. Morrison's Kaitlyn Finneran had two hits, including a home run, and four RBIs. Chelsea Eads added two RBIs.
Erie-Prophetstown 4, Bureau Valley 1: Third-inning RBIs by Stephanie Thulen and Amanda Bertolozzi gave the Erie-Prophetstown Panthers and their pitcher Savannah Mettler all they needed as they bested Three Rivers Conference rival Bureau Valley. Mettler allowed four hits and struck out four, with Bertolozzi and Clare Kramer each going 2-for-3 at the plate.
Mercer County 10, Ridgewood 1: Morgan Weeks and Brooke Swanson each drove in three runs as Mercer County (10-8) handled Ridgewood at Alpha Park to move to 10-6 in the Lincoln Trail Conference. The Golden Eagles got the early jump with four first-inning runs, and opened up a 6-0 lead before the Spartans scored on Morgan Green's fourth-inning RBI.
Annawan-Wethersfield 2, Galva-Williamsfield 1: Celina VanHyfte's two-run, sixth-inning home run was the deciding blow in a great pitcher's duel between her Annawan-Wethersfield teammate Megan Foes and Galva-Williamsfield's Emma Corkill. Foes tossed a three-hitter with 12 strikeouts, while Corkill allowed four hits (two by VanHyfte) and whiffed 13 batters. The win moves the Titans above .500 to 11-10, 9-8 in the Lincoln Trail Conference.
Stark County 10, ROWVA 3: Danielle Kenney's 3-for-4, three-RBI afternoon backed Elizabeth Hippen's 12-strikeout performance as Stark County (14-5) rolled past ROWVA to move to 10-3 in the Lincoln Trail Conference. Chelsea Knobloch and Jade Molin each added two RBIs for the Rebels, who broke the game open with a five-run fourth inning.
Riverdale 10, Orion 5: The Rams' Savanna Gonyier hit a bases clearing double in the first inning to give Riverdale an ealry 4-0 lead. Sadie Mosher picked up her ninth win of the season striking out eight walking one and giving up only one earned run. Orion took advantage of errors scoring four unearned runs.
Prep girls' soccer
Geneseo 6, Ottawa 0: The Maple Leafs scored four goals in the second half to ice the win. Mallory Wirth scored a hat trick. Geneseo's Rachel Smith and Rachel Morton each scored goals and Darci Dietrich stopped four shots to record the shutout.
Prep boys' tennis
Alleman 7, Rock Island 2: The Pioneers showed their depth winning five singles matches. Alleman's Mark McLaughlin and Garrett Larson teamed up for a win at the top doubles spot. The Pioneers Sam Gelski, Sam Woebber, were both double winners. Rock Island Jinesh Shah was a two time winner earning a win at No. 1 singles, and adding another in doubles with teammate A.J. Clay.
Geneseo 3, LaSalle-Peru 2: The Maple Leafs Shawn DePauw and Connor Vandersnick won in straight sets 6-0, 6-0. In doubles, Brice Piotrowski and Tyler Williams earned the crucial win for Geneseo to give them the dual meet win.
Braves stopped by Illinois Valley: The Braves season ended at the Region IV play-in round after Illinois Valley was able to take two of the three game series. Illinois Valley took the first game 1-0 to give them an advantage. In the second game, Black Hawk rallied back for a 5-3 win with Taylor Ambrozi slugging three hits. In the final game, Illinois Valley held off a Black Hawk for a 8-7 win. The Braves trailed 8-1 in the sixth before the bats came to life. Jenna Winthurst tallied two RBIs on three hit including a home run.
College men's golf
BHC second in Arrowhead's second round:Black Hawk finished the second round of the Arrowhead Conference golf championships sitting in second place with 310 strokes, two behind Carl Sandburg. The Braves' Matt Schlueter and Josh Bousman each carded 74s to share first place with CSC's Nick Gustafson. Another BHC golfer, ex-Fulton standout Kyle Workman, landed among the top 10 with his 79.
Prep track & field
Bushnell-Prairie City Avon Invitational: Ridgewood's Molly Smith broke the meet record in the 300 meter hurdles and went on to win the 100 (13.55) and 200 (26.68) meter dash. The Spartans' Megan Reed set a meet record in the triple jump with a leap of 34 feet 4 inches. Reed went on to win 400 meter dash and Ridgewood finished second in the team standings to Rushvill-Industry.