Friday's prep highlights: Stewart, Acklin lift SJ-O
■ SJ-O 9, PBL 4. Jake Stewart went 3 for 3 with two runs and three RBI for visiting St. Joseph-Ogden, which received two doubles and one triple from Louis Acklin. Jonah Wilson had three hits for Paxton-Buckley-Loda.
■ Unity 18, Meridian 7. Mitch Negangard (four hits) homered twice and drove in five runs for the host Rockets, who got five RBI and three hits from Connor Grace (double, home run). Zack Gadbury went 4 for 5 with three RBI in the victory.
■ Centennial 4, Teutopolis 3. Drake Peratt (2 for 3) scored three runs for the host Chargers, who received two RBI from Dylan Grady. Winning pitcher Jeffrey Lavin struck out seven in seven innings.
■ Monticello 6, Central A&M 3. Nick Stokowski had three hits and Daniel Caldwell added two for the host Sages.
■ Fisher 10, Fieldcrest 9. Grant Pointer had two hits, including a double, for the visiting Bunnies, who got two hits from Tate Estes. Luke Harvey (3-1) earned the victory and Kyle Williams picked up the save for Fisher (6-4, 4-0 Heart of Illinois Conference).
■ A-O 14, Tuscola 1. Ryan Redpath went 4 for 4, including two home runs, and drove in five for visiting Argenta-Oreana, which received home runs from Gage Eller, Keegan McHood and Logan Jackson. McHood, the winning pitcher, fanned 13 in six innings. Losing pitcher Devin Rose struck out nine in four innings.
■ Cerro Gordo/Bement 10, Arcola 0. Winning pitcher Connor Gross allowed one hit for the host Broncos. Gross also doubled, tripled and drove in two runs.
■ Oakwood 15, A-P 4. Davin Miles had three hits and three RBI for the visiting Comets against Armstrong-Potomac. The Trojans received two hits from Dentler Loschen.
■ Schlarman 7, Milford 4. Emmitt Black was 3 for 4 with two RBI for the host Hilltoppers, who received two hits, including a triple, and two RBI from Riley Jones. Ryley Ward and Randy White each doubled for the Bearcats.
■ Watseka 12, St. Anne 2. Brock Myers had a three-run home run and Austin Blair added a two-run shot for the host Warriors, who received two hits and two runs from Austin Hasselbring and two hits, two runs and two RBI from Cody Scott.
■ Salt Fork 14, B-H 0. Winning pitcher Ross Learnard had seven strikeouts in three innings against host Bismarck-Henning. Learnard also drove in three runs.
■ G-RF/C 3, Hoopeston Area 3. Ryan Berry went 3 for 5, including two triples, for visiting Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman, which got three hits from Cory Webster.
■ Dee-Mack 7, GCMS 1. Grant Anderson allowed no hits and struck out 12 for Deer Creek-Mackinaw against host Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley.
■ Arcola 9, Cerro Gordo/Bement 0. Winning pitcher Taylor Edwards struck out 21 batters and allowed three hits in seven innings. Edwards went 4 for 4 with two doubles for the visiting Purple Riders, who got a home run and three RBI from Cara Edwards. Hunter Gobert had two hits and two RBI in the victory. Kailin Morris had one hit and two stolen bases in the loss.
■ Centennial 13, Urbana 3. Katie Wyss was 3 for 3 with four RBI for the host Chargers, who got two hits and two RBI from Kristen Leuck. Katie Janson and Makena Brillhart each added two hits in the win. Makayla Perkins had two hits and two RBI in the Big 12 Conference loss. Krista Broom had three hits for the Tigers.
■ Clinton 12, Meridian 2. Megan Tool went 3 for 4, including a triple and home run, and drove in six runs for the host Maroons (8-4), who got three hits apiece from Haley Ginger (triple, RBI), Mally Hickman (double, two RBI) and Bailey Walker. Haley Toohill added two hits and an RBI in the victory.
■ SJ-O 11, PBL 1. Mickaela Fleming had two doubles and Samantha Fleming had three hits for the visiting Spartans. Amanda Ypya scored the Panthers’ run.
■ Villa Grove 13, Shiloh 3. Lizzy Smith (5-0) struck out 14 in six innings for the host Blue Devils,
who got four hits and two RBI from Alix Ezell. Lauren Moses had
a double and two RBI for the Raiders.
■ G-RF/C 14, Hoopeston Area 4. Brittany Hay had four hits, including a home run and double, for Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman, which received two hits and three RBI from Catie Brandt. Megan Burris (triple) had two hits for the Buffaloes (9-1, 6-0 Vermilion Valley Conference). Hailee Swinford doubled and Karena Colunga had two hits for the Cornjerkers.
■ St. Anne 7, Watseka 1. CJ Crook went 2 for 4 and Mariah Carroll drove in the host Warriors’ run. Taylor Bauer (2-2) struck out 12 in the loss.
■ Heritage 18, Okaw Valley 9. Aleah Nickelson went 4 for 5 for the host Hawks, who got three hits apiece from Stephanie Sanderson and Mallory Jones.
■ Westville 11, Danville 8. Ashley Hoffman tripled for the host Tigers. Kristi Burghart hit a two-run home run for the Vikings, who got two hits and two RBI from Lindsey Loewenstein.
■ Shelbyville 12, Monticello 6. Ashley Gulliford went 2 for 3 for the host Sages, who got two RBI apiece from Sophie Catlin and Emily Janis.
■ A-P 11, Oakwood 10. Courtney Hilleary homered for the host Trojans.
■ Judah Christian 1, Meridian 0. Sarah Fejes scored on an assist from Sarah Simmons. Erin Huggett posted five saves in her second consecutive shutout for the Tribe (2-2-1).
■ At Champaign. Central’s Austin Aten defeated Danville’s Tyler Ellis 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, leading the Maroons to a 9-0 victory.
■ At Urbana. Centennial’s Max Zheng defeated Urbana’s Sami Messai 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, leading Centennial to a 7-2 victory.
In track & field
■ At Bloomington. Champaign Central’s Sharon Mainor finished first in the 200 meters, clocking 26.59 seconds at the Bloomington Invitational. Hannah Wright was fifth in the 3,200, finishing in 11 minutes, 48.47 seconds. Kristin Hammel placed seventh in the 300 hurdles (52.65) and eighth in the 100 hurdles (17.22). In the pole vault, Hammel was fifth, leaping 10 feet, and Niallan O’Brien was eighth, jumping 7 feet. In the shot put, Ranija Turner was second with a toss of 35 feet, 8 inches. The Maroons placed eighth in the team standings with 22 points.