Thursday's prep highlights: May's homer lifts Fisher to walk-off win

Thursday's prep highlights: May's homer lifts Fisher to walk-off win

In baseball

Beecher 13, Watseka 3. Watseka gave up nine straight runs before it scored in a 10-run loss to Beecher. Matthew Canady was 1 of 2 with a double and two RBI for the Warriors (4-8).

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 6, Hoopeston Area 2. Some late insurance runs helped BHRA take down Hoopeston Area in Vermilion Valley Conference play. Chase Rademacher was 1 of 4 with two runs scored and an RBI for the Blue Devils (11-4, 5-0). Graham Eighner was 2 of 4 with two doubles, a run scored and an RBI for the Cornjerkers (6-10, 3-1).

Cerro Gordo/Bement 14, Arthur Okaw Christian 12. A 9-1 lead through two innings almost wasn't enough for CG/B, but the Broncos (3-6) held on for the win. Justin West drove in three runs without a hit to lead CG/B, while Michael Miller was 2 of 4 with three RBI for AOC (2-6).

Cissna Park 13, Iroquois West 12. Both teams traded the lead back and forth multiple times in the Sangamon Valley Conference game before a four-run seventh helped the Timberwolves (10-5, 5-2) close out their win. Conner Lober was 2 of 4 with four RBI for Cissna Park, while Keegan Boyle added a three-run home run. Lucas Frank took the lost for Iroquois West (5-4, 4-2).

Danville 5, Champaign Central 4. Danville tied the Big 12 game at 4 in the bottom of the sixth inning, and Jake Stipp took advantage of the opportunity created with a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth for the win. Stipp was 2 of 4 with the game-winning RBI for the Vikings (5-4, 2-1). Isaiah Jackson went 1 of 3 with an RBI and a run scored for the Maroons (12-4, 2-1).

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 11, Westville 7. Five runs in the final two innings helped GCMS pull off the comeback victory. Braden Roesch drove in three runs for the Falcons (7-2) in the win, while Bryce Burnett led the Tigers (0-15) going 2 of 4 with two RBI.

Monticello 11, St. Thomas More 2. Monticello scored all 11 of its runs before St. Thomas got on the board in the Illini Prairie Conference win for the Sages (8-5, 2-1). Monticello's Jared Lockmiller was 2 of 3 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored. Blake Staab was 1 of 3 with an RBI for the Sabers (2-10, 0-2).

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 20, Momence 7. Six runs in the first inning and then 10 more before Momence scored helped PBL put together the SVC rout. Carson Dudley went 3 of 4 with two RBI and three runs scored for the Panthers (10-3, 5-1) and got the win.

Rantoul 3, Olympia 2. Jake Lykins' two-strike, bases-loaded, walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning finished off Rantoul's Illini Prairie victory. Adam Crites went 2 of 2 with an RBI, while also striking out 10 and walking zero in eight innings for the win.

St. Joseph-Ogden 6, Bloomington Central Catholic 0. Crayton Burnett's 11 strikeouts in six innings and plenty of run support helped SJ-O take down Central Catholic in Illini Prairie play. Kaden Jacobs got the Spartans (11-4-2, 3-0) on the board early with a three-run home run in the first inning.

Tuscola 5, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 2. Seven different Tuscola players got a hit in support of another solid outing by Wright State commit Logan Tabeling. The righty ace struck out nine in six innings and gave up just one run on three hits for the Warriors (14-2). Garrett Latoz led G-RF (5-4) with two hits.

Villa Grove/Heritage 15, Fisher 2. Four first inning runs were only the start for VG/H, which scored in every inning of its run-shortened victory. Nick Coffin was a perfect 4 of 4 with four RBI and four runs scored for VG/H (11-5). Jake Cochran went 2 of 3 with two RBI for Fisher (0-12).

In softball

Bloomington Central Catholic 5, St. Joseph-Ogden 4. A walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning helped Central Catholic hand SJ-O its first loss of the season in the Illini Prairie matchup. The Spartans (11-1, 2-1) forced extra innings with a solo home run by Alabama commit Bailey Dowling, who led SJ-O going 3 of 5 with three runs scored and one RBI.

Centennial 3, Normal 2. Centennial pitcher Nini Liong outdueled Normal's Allison Kern in the one-run Big 12 win for the Chargers (5-7, 3-0). Liong gave up two runs on four hits in her complete game victory, while Leah Luchinski went 2 of 3 with two RBI to lead Centennial at the plate.

Fisher 6, Villa Grove 4. Fisher senior Taylor May homered on the first pitch of her at-bat in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Bunnies (10-3) a walk-off win. Vanessa Wright went 1 of 4 with two RBI for Villa Grove (10-10).

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 12, Watseka 2. A 10-run first inning was all GCMS needed to take down Watseka in nonconference action. Emily Clinton doubled and drove in two runs for the Falcons (6-4). Mallory Drake scored and had the lone hit for the Warriors (6-6).

Heritage 7, Westville 4. Extra base hits fueled Heritage's win, with Aliya Holloman leading the way for the Hawks with two doubles.

LeRoy 21, Blue Ridge 9. LeRoy turned a 5-5 game through three innings into a blowout thanks to a seven-run fifth and nine-run sixth. Tiffany Bargmann went 4 of 5 with two doubles, a home run, four runs scored and six RBI to lead the Panthers (8-5). Avery Place was 2 of 4 with a home run and three RBI for Blue Ridge (7-5).

Monticello 21, St. Thomas More 3. A 10-run first inning was more than enough for Monticello in the Illini Prairie win. Skyler Frye was a perfect 3 of 3 at the plate with two runs scored and three RBI for the Sages (6-7, 1-2). Elise Henkel had a hit and scored a run for the Sabers (0-6, 0-3).

Normal West 3, Danville 2. Savannah Rudy was 2 of 3 with a double, but Danville (4-4, 1-2) dropped the Big 12 game when Normal West scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth.

Olympia 9, Rantoul 0. Rantoul managed just three hits in its Illini Prairie loss. Madison McGinn came off the bench for one of those hits for the Eagles (7-6, 1-2).

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 15, Momence 8. Baylee Cosgrove hit two home runs and finished with a game-high five RBI to help PBL top Momence in SVC action. Lorena Arnett added four hits for the Panthers (4-10, 3-1).

Unity 11, Prairie Central 0. Unity pitcher Taylor Henry struck out three in her five-inning three-hitter and got plenty of run support in the Rockets' Illini Prairie rout. Henry helped her own cause, going 3 of 4 with three RBI for Unity (13-3, 1-1). Gabby Nagel came up with the lone hit for Prairie Central (7-7, 0-2).

Urbana 12, Champaign Central 2. Allison Deck struck out 12 in her complete game victory for Urbana in the crosstown Big 12 showdown. Deck also went 1 of 3 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBI for the Tigers (6-6, 2-1). Alexa Sutton had two hits for Central (2-5, 2-1).

In girls' soccer

Arthur Okaw Christian 8, Decatur Lutheran 0. A hat trick from Alexa Franklin plus two goals apiece from Nancy Robey and Liana Kauffman sent AOC (3-2) past LSA.

Judah Christian 3, Springfield Lanphier 0. Linda Jancola had two goals, Felicity Tuan finished with two assists and goalkeeper Sa'kinah Williams made seven saves as Judah Christian (7-4-2) shut out Lanphier.

Mahomet-Seymour 9, Mattoon 0. Maddy Wade finished with four goals and two assists as Mahomet-Seymour (13-1) won its fourth straight match. Cayla Koerner and Brooke Benson also had two goals apiece for the Bulldogs.

Monticello 1, Olympia 0. Mia Maupin scored the only goal of the Illini Prairie Conference match, and Emmie German made eight saves to preserve the shutout for the Sages (4-9, 2-1).

Normal 4, Champaign Central 0. Central dropped to .500 in Big 12 play with its loss to Normal. The Maroons (4-3, 2-2) fell behind by three goals at halftime and couldn't recover.

Peoria Notre Dame 8, Urbana 0. Urbana got off just two shots, including one on goal, in its Big 12 loss. Goalkeeper Alyssa Pankau had 10 saves for the Tigers (2-7-1, 0-1-1).

Uni High 10, Meridian 0. Allie Kim scored two goals in the first 10 minutes, and Uni High was off to the races in its blowout win. Maxine van der Donk and Mayahuel Malik added two goals apiece for the Illineks (5-3-1).

In boys' track & field

At Watseka. A sweep from Rusty Kuhlman in the shot put and discus plus four other event wins helped Watseka win its own four-team invite.

In girls' track & field

At Watseka. Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin had three multiple event winners in winning the four-team Watseka Invite. Allison Farnsworth (triple jump and 400), Emily Meidel (100 hurdles and 300 hurdles) and Sierra Bryant (100 and 200) helped the Blue Devils rack up 84 team points.

In boys' tennis

At Champaign. St. Thomas More got a 6-4, 7-5 win from George Comet at No. 6 singles, but the Sabers lost 7-2 to Bloomington.

At Champaign. Champaign Central swept singles action in its 8-1 win against Big 12 rivals Danville. Ethan Gulley dropped just a single game in his 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles for the Maroons.

At Paris. Uni High swept doubles action and dropped just one singles match in its 8-1 victory. Krishna Subbiah cruised at No. 3 singles for the Illineks, winning 6-1, 6-2.

-