Tuesday's highlights: Central baseball rallies past Urbana
■ Champaign Central 5, Urbana 4. The Maroons scored all five of their runs in the top of the sixth to rally from a 4-0 deficit and emerge with a Big 12 road win. KAM WELLS drove in the eventual game-winning run on a suicide squeeze bunt. The Tigers — who committed six errors — had two hits, including a triple, and an RBI from KYLE ROSS and two hits, including a double, and two runs scored from DUSTIN LARD.
■ Manteno 16, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 4. AXL DENAULT drove in all four runs for the Panthers with a triple and a home run, but it was not enough for the Panthers in a five-inning home loss.
■ Mattoon 4, Centennial 2. The host Chargers fell behind 2-0 after the first inning, tied the game at 2-2 after the fourth inning, but single runs in the sixth and seventh by the Green Wave proved too much. JORDAN SEITZ went 2 for 3 with an RBI and GREY SCHULTZ added two hits for the Chargers (19-13).
■ Mount Zion 2, Danville 1. CHASE THURSTON went 2 for 3 with an RBI, but he was the hard-luck loser for the visiting Vikings (8-17) after he scattered six hits over six innings.
■ Rantoul 6, Charleston 3. LUKE PANNBACKER struck out six and threw a complete game for the host Eagles, which tallied two runs each in the third, fourth and sixth innings to earn the victory. TANNER McLAIN went 3 for 4 with three RBI to spark Rantoul’s offense.
Class 1A regionals
■ Shiloh 6, Villa Grove 4. JESSICA HUNT hit a two-out triple in the top of the eighth inning to break a 4-4 tie and STEPHANIE HUNT stifled the Blue Devils in the bottom half of the inning to stun top-seeded Villa Grove. The Blue Devils led 2-0 until the Raiders scored four runs in the sixth before Villa Grove knocked in two runs in the bottom of the seventh off a double by KELSEY DEES to force extra innings. Stephanie Hunt struck out eight in eight innings and added two hits. LIZZY SMITH struck out 17 for Villa Grove and went 3 for 4.
Class 2A regionals
■ Clinton 14, St. Teresa 4. The Maroons used a six-run second inning to take control in the five-inning victory. BAILEY WALKER struck out seven while going 2 for 3 with two RBI. MEGAN TOOL went 4 for 4 with four RBI, including a three-run home run. MORGAN HICKMAN (3 for 4) added a two-run home run and finished with three RBI while EMILY KROEGER (4 for 4), HALEY TOOHILL (2 for 3, RBI) and MALLY HICKMAN (2 for 4, two RBI) contributed.
■ Kankakee McNamara 26, Watseka 0. Ten errors and no hits did in the Warriors (11-16) during a five-inning loss to the state's top-ranked 2A team. TAYLOR BAUER struck out three in the loss and finished one strikeout shy of the school record for strikeouts in a season (157).
■ Meridian 11, Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond 1. KAITIE WILDMAN had two of the Lancers’ three hits, but a five-run first inning by Meridian proved to be the difference in the five-inning game.
■ Monticello 11, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 1. Monticello — which received eight strikeouts from SOPHIE CATLIN — scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back during the six-inning win. SAMANTHA VALENTINE went 5 for 5 to lead the Sages while ALLIE HISLOPE connected for two triples and LEANNA WESTERHOF came through with a double and a triple. EMILY ELDER had two hits for the Falcons.
■ St. Joseph-Ogden 12, Bismarck-Henning 5. SAMANTHA FLEMING hit two home runs, a solo home run and a two-run shot, to drive in three runs for the Spartans (27-3). MOLLY McELWEE had three hits and three RBI to complement Fleming’s power. LANIE ANDREWS had three hits for the Blue Devils (11-11), who led 5-3 after the top of the second inning before SJ-O scored four runs in the bottom half of the inning to regain the lead.
■ Shelbyville 6, Tuscola 2. AMBER TABELING went 2 for 3 with an RBI, two stolen bases and two runs scored, but the Warriors could not overcome four errors and an early 3-0 deficit. ERIN WALKER struck out 10 for Tuscola, which placed fourth in state last year in 1A.
■ Urbana 13, Champaign Central 9. ELLEN BEVERLY hit a grand slam and drove in five runs for the host Tigers, who overcame six errors. TAYLOR LOVETT (three hits) and LEXI WHITE (three RBI) also contributed for Urbana. SHIRLEEN HASSAN led the Maroons with four hits.
In boys’ tennis
■ At Charleston. GABE MITCHELL won his No. 3 singles match 6-1, 6-0 and the visiting Maroons earned a 6-3 road win against Charleston. HAYDEN DODDS played well in his 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 4 singles while the No. 2 doubles tandem of AUSTIN ATEN and NIKHIL THOPE won 6-1, 6-0.