Thursday's prep highlights: Centennial remains perfect
Centennial 6, Carter (Tenn.) 1. Zach Owens, who pitched six innings, and reliever Kyle Ritten combined for a one-hitter in the Chargers' road win. Zach Parks and Drake Peratt each had two hits and an RBI for Centennial (5-0). Ryan McCuskey and Nate Gibbons contributed doubles to the Charger attack.
Danville 8, Normal U-High 7. Reliever Chase Thurston's game-ending strikeout with the tying run on second base preserved the Vikings' home win. Justin Robinson and Michael Vascura homered for Danville, while Cash Kiser and Chuckie Robinson each contributed two hits to the win.
Covington (Tenn.) 12, Champaign Central 2. Tate Long had two hits and an RBI for the Maroons' in a five-inning road loss.
Rantoul 2, Hoopeston Area 1. Marty Mennenga's single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning drove in Kelly Foster from second base with the winning run. Luke Pannbacker pitched a complete-game one-hitter and struck out 10 for host Rantoul.
St. Joseph-Ogden 4, CPCI 0. Stephen Dunn held CPCI to one hit and the host Spartans took advantage of errors to score three runs in the sixth inning to break open a close game. Timberwolves starter Rick Trask, who went five innings, and two relievers combined to hold SJ-O to one hit. Logan Carr's RBI double with two outs in the fifth ended the scoreless duel.
Tri-Valley 4, Clinton 3. The Maroons built a 3-1 lead in the second inning but were unable to hold on in a road loss. Anthony Merrick drove in two runs for Clinton.
Momence 5, Watseka 3. Austin Hasselbring and Alex Gocken had two hits apiece for the host Warriors.
Marshall 13, Arcola 0. Brett Lindenmeyer had two of the Purple Riders' three hits in a road loss.
Monticello 4, Oakwood 2. Jacob Williams struck out 12 and allowed two hits in five scoreless innings to lead the Sages to a road win.
Blue Ridge 7, South Piatt 0. Conner Builta pitched a one-hit shutout and struck out 13 for the Knights in a home win. Builta also went 2 for 3 and was backed by two RBI apiece from Jeremy Dubson and Clint O'Neal.
Tuscola 23, Villa Grove 2. The Warriors scored 15 runs in the second inning in rolling to a five-inning home victory. Philip Meyer went 3 for 4 with a homer and four RBI for Tuscola. Tommy Watson and Nolan Walsh contributed three hits apiece for the Warriors. Austin Hubbart had two hits for the Blue Devils.
G-RF/Chrisman 9, East Central 4. Kyle Coburn, who had 10 strikeouts, and Andy Cravens combined on a three-hitter for the Buffaloes in a home win. Garrett Martin drove in two runs for Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman.
PBL 6, Iroquois West 4. The Panthers scored five runs in the fifth to build a 6-0 lead before holding off the visiting Raiders.
Milford 13, St. Anne 2. Jake McCann drove in three runs and Clayton Rieches allowed one earned run in the Bearcats' five-inning home win.
Midland 17, Ridgeview 8. Grant Townsend had three hits and Joey Trhlik homered and drove in two runs for Ridgeview in a road loss.
Villa Grove 5, Oakwood 2. The Blue Devils scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and led thereafter en route to a home win. Kilee Hoffman drove in two runs for Villa Grove. Chelsea Vinson went 2 for 4 for the Comets.
Rantoul 10, Schlarman 9. Kalista Lutes drove in three runs to lead the Eagles to a road win. Lea Hall belted a grand slam for the Hilltoppers.
Momence 14, Watseka 9. Momence scored seven runs in the second inning and fended off Watseka's comeback as the Warriors lost at home. Hayley Gray homered, drew three walks and drove in two runs for Watseka.
Monticello 20, Decatur Eisenhower 0. Samantha Valentine went 3 for 4 with an RBI for the Sages in a five-inning home win. Jaimey Watrous and Chrissy Gadbury combined to limit Eisenhower to two hits.
PBL 11, Iroquois West 0. The host Panthers improved to 5-0 behind Liz Satterlee's four-hit shutout and three hits apiece by J.J. Valentine and Brooke Allen.
Heritage 6, Armstrong-Potomac 0. Miranda Pruitt had two hits, a run and an RBI for the Hawks in a road win.
Milford 11, St. Anne 5. Ashlen Portwood homered, doubled and drove in two runs for the Bearcats in a home win. Madison Luecke went 4 for 4 for Milford.
In girls' soccer
Mahomet-Seymour 8, Lincoln 0. Kayla Thompson and Sarah VanWingerden each had two goals in the Bulldogs' home win. M-S keeper Kathy Bradley finished with four saves in the shutout.