Tuesday's prep highlights: Centennial, Central win in baseball

Tuesday's prep highlights: Centennial, Central win in baseball

In baseball

■ Centennial 7, St. Anthony 5. The Chargers won on the road thanks to 12 strikeouts from Austin Johnson and a two-run home run from Jeff Lindgren. Johnson, who walked four, recorded all of his outs via strikeout in four innings and also drove in two runs on two hits. Dylan Grady (three hits, two RBI) and Brian Paul (two hits, RBI) each contributed offensively for Centennial.

■ Champaign Central 12, Kankakee 2. The host Maroons received two hits, two RBI and two runs from Joe Aeilts to cruise to the five-inning nonconference win, while Alec Altmyer struck out six in three innings for Central.

■ LeRoy 10, Tri-County 7. Ethan Bryant picked up the victory to help the visiting Panthers earn the nonconference win. Campbell Foster supplied two doubles and drove in two runs for Tri-County.

■ Pana 9, Sullivan 8. The visiting Redskins could not withstand a seven-run second inning by Pana to suffer a loss in their season opener. Sullivan rapped out 11 hits but committed three errors. Shane Atchison went 3 for 4, including two doubles.

■ Paris 13, Arcola 3. The visiting Purple Riders trailed 4-3 after the top of the second inning but couldn’t stay close the rest of the way in the five-inning nonconference loss. Daniel Mendoza had two hits and drove in a run, while Clayton Strader scored two runs for Arcola.

■ St. Joseph-Ogden 1, Monticello 0. The host Spartans scored the game’s lone run on a groundout by Brandon Sparks in the fifth inning to plate Hunter Hart and give SJ-O the nonconference victory. Hart recorded the win, striking out seven and only giving up one hit in five innings before Brock Immke earned the save with two innings of relief.

■ Westville 13, Tuscola 12. Jeffery Thompson was 3 for 3 with a home run, Adam High was 3 for 4 with a home run and Austin Milholland was 3 for 5 with three RBI to lift the Tigers to a road nonconference win. Tanner Cox picked up the win in relief, striking out three in three innings for Westville.
Nick Bates finished 3 for 3 with a home run for the Warriors, and Clayton Turner added two hits for Tuscola, which committed seven errors.
“I was pleased with the way we swung the bats,” Tuscola coach Duff Hoel said, “but our defensive miscues cost us the game.”

In softball

■ Unity 22, Arcola 1. McKenzie Krutsinger was a double shy of hitting for the cycle as she finished 4 for 4 with a home run, two singles and a triple for the host Rockets. Krutsinger compiled nine strikeouts in the five-inning win. Carsen Bolstad (2 for 3) added an inside-the-park home run for the Rockets, and teammate Avery Tolliver (2 for 3, RBI) contributed a triple.

■ Tuscola 5, Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond 3. Karli Allen drove in three runs to spark the host Warriors’ offense in the nonconference victory.
Anna Watson finished 3 for 4 with two runs and four stolen bases, Amber Tabeling had two hits, two runs and two stolen bases, including home, and Erin Walker struck out 10 for Tuscola.
Briana Morgan had three hits to lead the Lancers.

In girls’ soccer
At Decatur St. Teresa tournament

■ Charleston 6, Danville 0. Kyia Bryant made five saves for the Vikings.

In boys’ basketball
Class 3A Springfield Super-Sectional

■ Lincoln 40, Cahokia 37. The top-ranked Railsplitters, who ended Champaign Central’s season four days ago in a sectional championship-game triumph at Mattoon, advanced to the state semifinals in Peoria with a win against the Comanches. Edward Bowlby made all six of his field goal attempts, including all four three-pointers, to score a game-high 19 points for Lincoln.