Best sophomores in a spring sport, courtesy Tony Bleill
Centennial 14, MacArthur 0. LUCAS STEFAN had a grand slam and two-run home runs as the Chargers rolled in a Big 12 road game. CULLY WILSON and DANIEL CROWLEY each had two hits.
Mattoon 6, Rantoul 5. TERRY DEAVILLE had two doubles for the Eagles, who let a 5-3 lead slip away.
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 4, St. Joseph-Ogden 2. Winning pitcher DYLAN OVERSTREET improved to 4-1, allowing a pair of seventh-inning runs. TANNER HARRIS drove in a run for PBL (10-5).
Unity 2, Tuscola 0. TYLER BIALESCHKI outdueled JACOB BARR as the Rockets improved to 15-2. Bialeschki (6-1) allowed three hits (two by TJ ONSTOTT) and no walks while striking out seven. Barr surrendered four hits, three to CALEB RICE.
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Unity 7, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 6. AARON LARSON drove in two runs and SETH TOLLIVER, KYLE NEGANGARD and TYLER BIALESCHKI added two hits apiece for the Rockets, who scored twice in the top of the seventh to get the lead.
At Champaign. CAMERON LEE and JAKE ENGLAND had two hits apiece as Oakwood beat Champaign Central 5-1 in the third-place game of the Charlie Due tournament. The Maroons earlier lost to Springfield Southeast 8-2 despite a home run from KURTIS BROWN. JAKE HENSS had two hits.
LeRoy 5, Monticello 2. CALEB GRAYBEAL pitched a three-hitter and ERIC STEFFEN had two hits and two steals to lead the Panthers.
B-H 2, Seeger, Ind. 1. Winning pitcher Stephen Krout struck out 10 for visiting Bismarck-Henning. Tyler McKenzie and Stephen Head each doubled, and Krout added two singles.
Oakwood 20, Seeger (Ind.) 15. Cameron Lee (3 for 5) hit a grand slam in the first inning for the host Comets (5-2), who got two doubles and two RBI from Tyler Knight (3 for 6).
Jimmy Rutledge went 2 for 5 and Casey Fletcher (two RBI) tripled for Oakwood.
Schlarman 11, Bismarck-Henning 9. ZACK MILLER belted his fifth home run of the season to go along with three RBI and two runs scored to lift the visiting Hilltoppers.
SAM SHOAF (three RBI), STEPHEN HEAD and MURPHY LUCAS had two hits each for B-H.