Fletcher pitches Comets to baseball victory

Fletcher pitches Comets to baseball victory

FITHIAN – Casey Fletcher tossed a five-hitter and struck out 12 to lead Oakwood's 2-1 victory against Bismarck-Henning on Monday in prep baseball.

The Comets (17-9) scored twice in the sixth to take the lead. Trace McClintock and Jimmy Rutledge had RBI singles.

Fletcher (8-1) did not walk a batter.

Armstrong-Potomac 7, Milford 2. Dawson Loschen had two hits and two RBI for the host Trojans (14-14). Lewis Irvin and Dalton Esteppe added two hits apiece. Kyle Evans collected two hits for the Bearcats.

Sullivan 2, Mount Zion 2. Thunder Gasaway contributed a two-run single for the host Redskins in a game that was stopped after seven innings because of inclement weather.

Schlarman 15, Westville 1. Winning pitcher Zane Dillon scattered three hits while collecting three for himself at the plate in the Hilltoppers' road win.

Kyle Golden and Alex Muehl also had two hits.

LeRoy 7, Lexington 5. The host Panthers bolted to a 6-0 lead and held on. Alex Coker slugged a two-run homer and Nolan Sammer chipped in three hits and two RBI.

Salt Fork 2, Hoopeston Area 0. Mat Bowen and Sawyer Howe each had an RBI double for the Storm. Winning pitcher Joel Learnard pitched a two-hitter and fanned 17.

East Central 13, St. Thomas More 3. East Central trailed 3-0 entering the bottom of the fifth before scoring 13 times to end the game via the 10-run rule. The Panthers (19-12) scored 12 runs before an out was recorded. Cole Judy and John Essig had two hits apiece.

Blue Ridge 3, Tri-Valley 2. Jeremiah Wright's suicide squeeze bunt drove in Caleb Davis with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Davis had two hits and Jack Plunk two RBI for the Knights (13-18).

In softball:

Tuscola 14, Okaw Valley 6. Sam Ledbetter homered twice and drove in four runs to spark the host Warriors. Taylor Turner (3 for 4), Stephanie Swaney (two hits) and Lexi Rogers (two hits) also contributed for Tuscola.

Flanagan 2, Fisher 1. Amanda Cain, Kalli Gosser and Rachel Kelley had two hits apiece in the Heart of Illinois Conference tournament game. Flanagan pushed across a run in the bottom of the eighth for the win. Caleigh Hennigh allowed one earned run and no walks.

Watseka 5, GCMS 4. The host Warriors scored all five runs after two outs in the bottom of the seventh. Kloie McCann's two-run single tied it and Lauren Krumwiede's single scored the game-winning run. Katie Lavoie and Erin Cowan had two hits for the Warriors. Jess Hunter had three hits and two RBI for the Falcons.

Milford 11, Armstrong-Potomac 8. Kylie Scherf had two hits for the host Bearcats, who overcame a 7-0 deficit by scoring 10 runs in the third inning. Brooke Markwalder had two hits for the Trojans.

Heritage 6, St. Thomas More 4. Lindsey Nickelson had two hits and two RBI for the Hawks (17-2). Stephanie Sanderson also had two hits.

Iroquois West 11, St. Anne 10. Niki Fatka's two-run inside-the-park home run tied it in the bottom of the eighth, and Rheann Adams' single drove in the winning run for the Raiders.

Salt Fork 4, Hoopeston Area 1. Maddy Stutsman's three hits propelled the host Storm (18-7). Hannah Darr scattered three hits and struck out nine.

In soccer:

MacArthur 4, Urbana 2. Zita Hubler and Gretchen Booth scored for the Tigers.


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