Wednesday's prep highlights: Centennial baseball stays hot
Centennial 3, Mount Zion 1. Josh Manolakes homered for the visiting Chargers, who got three stolen bases from Cully Wilson. Winning pitcher Drey Goddard (5-1) struck out six in 6 1/3 innings for Centennial (21-9).
PBL 11, CPCI 3. Drew Schrodt homered and drove in five runs for visiting Paxton-Buckley-Loda, which got four hits and an RBI from Tanner Harris.
Beau Anderson homered for the Timberwolves, who received two RBI apiece from Alex Rabe and Cole Hasselbring.
"PBL took advantage of our miscues. Give them credit. They battled from behind and just kept adding on. This was an opportunity that we let get away," CPCI coach Darryl Focken said.
Prairie Central 7, St. Bede 3. Spencer Hurley homered and drove in four runs for the Hawks, who got two hits and two RBI from Mitch Wessels. Winning pitcher Brad Moody, who struck out six, scattered seven hits in seven innings.
GCMS 10, Ridgeview 0. Winning pitcher Axel Doran, who fanned four, tossed a five-inning one-hitter for Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley at the HOIC tournament. The Falcons got five RBI from Seth Kirby and two hits and two runs from Jake Johnson.
Sullivan 13, A-O 3. Josiah Davidson allowed four hits in his five-inning complete-game victory against Argenta-Oreana.
Tri-County 8, A-L 0. Clint Foster (three RBI) and Brandon Getche (two RBI) each homered for the Titans, who won the Little Okaw Valley Conference title. Justin Richardson (two hits, two RBI), Wes Motley (two hits) and Austin Cottle (two RBI) also sparkled for Tri-County (15-11, 14-2) against host Arthur-Lovington. Winning pitcher Cole Lewis struck out 10 in seven innings. The Knights received seven strikeouts from Tyler Schuring.
Cerro Gordo 11, Arcola 8. Jose Ramirez and Alex Plummer each had two RBI for the host Purple Riders, who received two runs apiece from Eman Villarreal and Pedro Leal.
Salt Fork 10, Tuscola 2. Cole Taylor, Max Stutsman and David Sacre each had two hits for the host Storm. Taylor, who doubled twice, drove in four runs. The Warriors received two hits apiece from Philip Meyer and Dillon Hoel.
Villa Grove 9, Martinsville 0. Freshman Gavin Arnold had three hits and an RBI to pace the host Blue Devils, who got two hits each from Caleb Montgomery and Jake Reifsteck. Winning pitcher Austin Hubbart struck out 11 in seven innings.
B-H 12, Westville 11. Lauren McKenzie (3-0) earned the victory for host Bismarck-Henning, which collected 10 hits.
Clinton 12, BCC 1. Emily Kroeger (RBI), Jessie Shride (RBI), Raegan Pinkerton (two RBI) and Hanna Long (RBI) each had two hits for the host Maroons against Bloomington Central Catholic.
Heritage 13, South Piatt 0. Stephanie Sanderson went 2 for 2 with three stolen bases for the host Hawks, who received three hits from Brittany Latham. Heritage (24-2, 15-0 LOVC) already has clinched the league crown and will try to complete its perfect league mark in its next game.
Mattoon 5, Monticello 3. Allie Hislope went 3 for 4, including a double, and had an RBI for the host Sages, who got a double from Leanna Westerhof. Losing pitcher Jaimey Watrous allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits in seven innings.
PBL 13, Milford 1. JJ Valentine had three hits for the host Panthers (21-8), who got two hits from Amanda Ypya. Ashlen Portwood and Erin McNally each had two hits for the Bearcats.
Urbana 19, Danville 9. The host Tigers were paced by Jessa Johnson, who had four hits and three RBI. Bree Lipscomb had three hits and three RBI in the victory. Jordan Ogle had three hits for the Vikings.
Schlarman 10, A-P 0. Schlarman clinched a share of its fourth consecutive Vermilion Valley Conference title.
"First time in school history we've ever won four in a row," Hilltoppers coach Randy Skaggs said. "That's a great accomplishment."
Kylee West pitched a four-hitter and helped her own cause with two hits and an RBI. The team's only senior took part in her school-record 108th win.
Maria Rangel had three hits and two runs for Schlarman (20-8). Lea Hall (home run) and Sydne Bryant (two RBI) added two hits each.
In track & field
At Bismarck. Westville's Shane Overshiner won the long jump (17 feet, 1 inch) and the 100-meter dash (12.01 seconds), but Bismarck-Henning won the meet with 67 points.
The Blue Devils were led by Dalton Ervin, who claimed the triple jump (38-3) and the 110-meter hurdles (18.34).
Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac, which placed second with 60 points, was paced by Emerson Grey, who won the 3,200 in 11 minutes, 27.75 seconds.