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DECATUR — Champaign Central hasn't had much to cheer about lately when it comes to softball.
The Maroons were all smiles — with some tears, too — as they ended a 56-game losing streak with a 26-22 win against Eisenhower.
St. Thomas More 12-7, Clifton Central 2-6. MICHAEL PLECKI picked up both wins. STORM JOOP, who picked up the save in Game 2, doubled twice and drove in five runs on the day. MIKE RUBENACKER had three hits and two runs in the opener and SEAN SULLIVAN added two hits.
Sullivan 2, Neoga. 1. After forcing extra innings with a run in the bottom of the seventh, the Redskins scored in the eighth to pull out a home win. Josiah Davidson pitched a complete-game six-hitter for Sullivan.
Centennial 2 Mattoon 1. Zach Owens did not allow an earned run in pitching a four-hit complete game for the host Chargers (15-6). Zach Parks scored the winning run in the seventh inning on a sacrifice fly by Drake PeraTt.
MONTICELLO — There's something about Monticello High School and pitchers.
They go together like cream and cheese, like face and book, like soft and ball.
For more than a decade, the Sages' program has produced a line of stellar softball pitchers. Jaimey Watrous is upholding the tradition.
St. Thomas More 8, Momence 0. Mike Plecki (4 for 4) homered and drove in three runs for the visiting Sabers. Sean Sullivan (three RBI) and Storm Joop (double) each had two hits in the victory. Winning pitcher Austin Tabeling struck out seven and allowed two hits in seven innings.
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 10, Momence 0. J.J. VALENTINE went 2 for 2 and scored twice and winning pitcher LIZ SATTERLEE tossed a one-hit shutout.
North Vermillion (Ind.) 14, Oakwood 3. ASHLEY WAHLFELDT homered for the Comets.
Monticello 8, Maroa-Forsyth 0. JACOB WILLIAMS pitched around four errors and fired a no-hitter with 18 strikeouts for the Sages. Williams (two hits), NICK STOKOWSKI (three hits) and RYAN BUNDY (two hits) all drove in two runs.
Iroquois West 3-3, Fisher 2-13. KEATON ZIRKLE had two hits in the opener and drove in the game-winning run for the Raiders. Fisher scored seven times in the fifth inning of the second game and got two hits from TATE ESTES, NICK THOMAS and LUKE HARVEY.
At Clinton Lake. Monticello won Friday's sectional championship and will be joined by area schools DeLand-Weldon and Champaign Central at the IHSA Bass Fishing State Finals next month at Carlyle Lake.