Saturday's prep highlights: Maroons fall in Due final

Saturday's prep highlights: Maroons fall in Due final

In baseball

At Champaign. Champaign Central advanced to the title game of the Charlie Due Wood Bat Tournament before falling to defending champion Lincoln-Way West 8-0. In the semifinals, the Maroons rolled to a 13-0 victory against Springfield Southeast behind Zack Dorner’s complete-game shutout. Dorner held Southeast to two hits and struck out seven. Luke Beesley and Kurtis Brown drove in three runs apiece for Central.

Tuscola 6, Effingham St. Anthony 4. In a rematch of the 2012 Class 1A state championship game, Austin Martin hit a three-run home run to highlight a six-run third inning that carried the Warriors to a win in the Tuscola Invitational.

Danville 6-5, St. Joseph-Ogden 0-16. Chase Thurston struck out 12 while throwing a complete-game shutout for the host Vikings in Game 1. Chuckie Robinson went 3 for 4 with a home run to fuel the Danville attack. In the nightcap, Chase Gadau went 3 for 3 with two doubles to help the Spartans split the doubleheader.

Argenta-Oreana 11-1, St. Thomas More 1-16. The Sabers rebounded from a lopsided Game 1 loss behind four RBI apiece by Sean Sullivan and Trent Kunas. Sullivan earned the win with a five-inning two-hitter. In the opener, Jesse Witts drove in four runs for the Bombers and winning pitcher Gage Eller struck out nine in five innings.

Rantoul 6-4, Eureka 1-7. Tanner McLain went 3-3 and Luke Pannbacker improved to 3-0 with a complete-game two-hitter, leading the host Eagles to a Game 1 victory. Chris Deaville was 2 for 3 with an RBI for Rantoul in the nightcap.

PBL 12-16, Momence 7-6. Payton McClure’s RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a 7-7 tie, and PBL added five more runs in the inning to pull away to a Game 1 victory. In the nightcap, the Panthers again broke open a tie game with a big inning, scoring 10 runs in the fifth. Kyler Swanson drove in three runs for PBL.

Watseka 8-18, GCMS 3-1. Cody Scott went 3 for 4 with three RBI and pitched a five-hit complete game to lead the visiting Warriors to a Game 1 win. Dylan Schoolcraft went 3 for 3 for the Falcons. In the nightcap, Watseka scored 13 runs in the second inning — all with two outs — to complete the sweep. Brock Myers, Austin Blair and Caleb Parker each had three hits and combined for eight RBI for the Warriors. Winning pitcher Tyler LaVoie struck out eight in the four-inning game.

Manteno 16-13, Cissna Park 1-3. The visiting Timberwolves held leads of 2-0 and 3-2 in Game 2 before Manteno stormed back to complete a doubleheader sweep.

Rochester 18, Unity 8. Mitch Negangard went 3 for 4, including a double and triple, and drove in three runs for the Rockets in a road loss.

Jacksonville Routt 18, Unity 1. The Rockets were no-hit in a five-inning neutral-site game at Rochester.

Midland 7, LeRoy 6. Matt Hamilton had three hits and three RBI for the Panthers in a loss to the host school at the Mid-State Challenge Tournament.

Putnam County 11, LeRoy 6. The Panthers held a 4-3 lead entering the bottom of the fourth inning but couldn’t hold off Putnam County at the Mid-State Challenge Tournament.

Salt Fork 16, Sullivan 9. The Storm scored 10 runs in the second inning and held on for a road win. Garrett McFadden homered and drove in four runs for Salt Fork. Sullivan’s Andy Brown homered and had three RBI.

At Clinton. Shelbyville defeated Clinton 7-4 in the title game of the Maroons’ tournament. Earlier, Clinton rolled to a 14-7 victory against Decatur Lutheran behind Steven Evans’ 3-for-4, three-RBI performance.

At Benton. Luke Armstrong went 5 for 7 and drove in five runs for East Central, which split a pair of games. East Central beat Farina South Central 10-7 and lost to Benton 12-5.

In softball

Urbana 13-6, Hoopeston Area 12-8. Ellen Beverly had three hits and five RBI to lead the host Tigers to a Game 1 win. Jordan McFadden drove in four runs for the Cornjerkers. In the nightcap, Rylee Martin had three RBI for the Cornjerkers, who never trailed en route to the victory. Krista Broom led Urbana with three hits and two RBI.

Schlarman 9, Centennial 8. Trailing 7-6, the Hilltoppers scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth and held on for a home win. Shelby Mascari (two RBI) of Schlarman and Makena Brillhart (3 for 4, three RBI) of Centennial each homered.

Tri-Valley 16, Centennial 1. The Chargers were held to one hit in a neutral-site loss at Danville.

Tri-Valley 8, Schlarman 2. Taylor Rangel and Joslyn Dietzen drove in one run apiece in Schlarman’s home loss.

Momence 17-13, PBL 6-9. Amanda Ypya went 5 for 7 with two runs and two RBI for the Panthers, who were swept at home. In the opener, PBL’s Sami Schoonover was 3 for 3 with three RBI.

At Mahomet. St. Joseph-Ogden went 3-0 to win the Mahomet-Seymour Jamboree. The Spartans defeated runner-up M-S 7-2 behind Kenzie James’ two hits, two runs and two stolen bases.

Lexie Boaz had two hits and drove in two runs for the Spartans in an 8-4 victory against Bloomington. SJ-O scored four runs in the sixth inning to pull out the win.

Boaz went 4 for 4 and combined with Molly McElwee to pitch a one-hitter in the Spartans’ five-inning 20-0 victory against Decatur MacArthur.

Jessica Roberts and Alexandria Thornton each had three hits and two RBI for the host Bulldogs in a 14-4 win against MacArthur. Alison Tarrant drove in two runs and earned the victory in relief to lead M-S to a 3-1 victory against Bloomington.

Rantoul 6-4, Eureka 3-2. Allison Jordahl held Eureka to one earned run en route to a complete-game victory for the host Eagles in Game 1. Hannah Cargo drove in two runs for Rantoul. In the nightcap, winning pitcher Jordan Smith had two RBI.

In girls’ soccer

Charleston 2, Centennial 1. Lindsey Taylor scored a first-period goal on an assist by Dagny Olson, but the Chargers went scoreless thereafter in a home defeat.

At Urbana. Champaign Central advanced to the championship match of the Urbana Invitational before losing 1-0 to Geneseo. St. Thomas More defeated Marshfield (Wis.) 2-1 to capture third place. Catherine McHale scored twice to lead Mahomet-Seymour to a 4-1 victory against Lincoln in the third-place match of the consolation bracket.

In boys’ track & field

At Champaign. Mahomet-Seymour won six events at the Harold Jester Earlybird Invitational. Jonathan Schaap (1,600 meters), Zaniel Zilewicz (high jump), Andrew Roney (pole vault) and Caleb Bright (triple jump) earned individual titles for the Bulldogs, who also placed first in the 1,600 and 3,200 relays. Host Centennial produced three champions: Reis DeSantis (800), Jonah Peoples (long jump) and the 800 relay.

At Metamora. Cashmere Blissit and Davion Foster finished second and third, respectively, in the triple jump for Champaign Central at the Metamora Co-Ed Invitational.

In girls’ track & field

At Metamora. Sharon Mainor placed second in the 100, third in the 400 and anchored Champaign Central’s runner-up 400 relay team at the Metamora Co-Ed Invitational.

At Springfield. Alexus Jimson-Miller and Sadie Elliott won events in personal-best times to lead Danville to second place in the 13-team Spartan Invitational. The Vikings scored 99 points, trailing only defending Class 3A state champion Edwardsville.

Jimson-Miller won the 100 hurdles in 14.15 seconds, the all-time No. 2 mark by an area athlete. Former Viking Tiffany Johnson set the record of 14.12 in 2003. Elliott captured the 3,200 in 11:48.43. Danville also won the 400 relay.

In boys’ tennis

At Mattoon. Travis Tressler dropped only two games in three matches en route to capturing the No. 1 singles flight, leading St. Thomas More to second place in the eight-team Mattoon Invitational. Jesse Dankle (No. 2 singles) and Bryton Bui/Colin Kelly (No. 2 doubles) each finished second for the Sabers.

At Bloomington. Edo Roth and Alex Mestre of Urbana University High finished second in the No. 1 doubles flight at the Bloomington Invitational. Andrew Scaggs and Peter Kim placed second in the No. 2 doubles flight, leading Centennial to fifth place in the 17-team field. The Chargers’ tandem of Patrick Kearney and Daniel O’Brien was the runner-up at No. 3 doubles. Tyler Ellis of Danville went 3-1 at No. 1 singles.

At Chatham and Rochester. Austin Aten won twice at No. 1 singles and twice at No. 2 doubles for Champaign Central in a pair of road matches. The Maroons defeated Rochester 8-1 and were edged by Chatham Glenwood 5-4.