Wheeler, Blue Ridge roll to another win
FARMER CITY – Jordan Wheeler pitched Blue Ridge to its 21st straight prep softball win Wednesday, leading the Knights to a 6-2 victory against Paxton-Buckley- Loda.
Wheeler, who also drove in a run, improved to 22-3.
Jordyn Fones, Marcie Crawford and Wheeler all were 3 for 4 with an RBI for Blue Ridge (26-5).
Schlarman 15, Salt Fork 1. Brittany Moreland had four hits, Mariah Skaggs threw a six-hitter and the Storm rolled to a road victory.
Westville 11, Oakwood 2. Taylor Ceader threw a three-hitter, and the Tigers offense was helped by seven Comets errors in a road victory. Ceader improved to 16-4.
LeRoy 2, Deer Creek-Mackinaw 0. Sarah Hintz scattered three hits to lead the visiting Panthers, who were outhit 3-2.
G-RF/C 6, Armstrong-Potomac 3. Madison Cramer slugged a two-run homer to lift host Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman.
Heritage 10, Martinsville 0. Hilary Smith (14-2) fired a one-hitter to lead the host Hawks, who improved to 10-1 in the Little Okaw Valley Conference.
Lindsey Nickelson was 4 for 4 and Jana Huber was 3 for 3 in the victory.
Okaw Valley 12, Villa Grove 6. Rachael Bishop was 3 for 4, but the Blue Devils couldn't overcome a pair of home runs in a home loss.
GCMS 4, Heyworth 3. Regan Romshek had a home run and two doubles and threw seven solid innings from the circle for host Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley. Romshek allowed five hits and fanned 13 for the Falcons (19-6).
Charleston 14, Centennial 9. Andrew Alves had a home run and five RBI, but the host Chargers couldn't overcome an 8-3 deficit.
PBL 15, Tri-Valley 6. Connor Allen was 5 for 5 with four RBI and also earned the win to improve to 6-1 for host Paxton-Buckley-Loda. Jimmy Quinn and Jacob Bender drove in two runs apiece for the Panthers.
LeRoy 5, Deer Creek-Mackinaw 2. Nolan Sammer drove in two runs during a five-run sixth to lift the visiting Panthers. Scott Van Winkle scattered nine hits and struck out eight with no walks while improving to 5-1.
Oakwood 5, Westville 3. Cameron Lee's two-run single in the bottom of the seventh lifted the Comets to a walkoff win.
Dave Toth was the tough-luck loser for the Tigers, striking out 12 and allowing two earned runs. He also had an RBI.
East Central 10, Martinsville 1. John Essig hit a home run and drove in two, and Travis Hawkins had three RBI for the host Panthers. Aaron Larson, Cole Judy and Travis Hawkins combined on a three-hitter.
GCMS 10, Heyworth 0. Christian Rosenbeck threw six innings of two-hit ball and struck out six to improve to 4-0 for Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley. The Falcons (17-9, 10-1 HOIC) offense was led by Jesse Brucker (home run) and Tyler Eads (three RBI).
Schlarman 3, Salt Fork 2. Alex Muehl allowed three hits to lead the host Hilltoppers to a key Vermilion Valley Conference victory. Schlarman, which improved to 10-1 in league play, got RBI from Alex Neal and Zach Miller.
Joel Learnard and Colton Osbourne had RBI for the Storm, which fell to 9-2 in the VVC.
Armstrong-Potomac 4, G-RF/C 0. Tyler Davis struck out 16 in a one-hit shutout for the Trojans. Brandon Sparks was 2 for 3 with two RBI against Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman.
Cerro Gordo 16, Sangamon Valley 6. Max Cekander and JD McCoy were each 2 for 2 with four RBI, and the Broncos bolted to a 10-0 first-inning lead in a home win. Kaleb Krigbaum and Jordan Ramay had two RBI apiece for Cerro Gordo.
In boys' tennis:
Bloomington 5, Centennial 4. Mauricio Gonzalez and Robb Cozad won singles matches, but the Chargers lost on the road.