Saturday's prep highlights: STM baseball sweeps

Saturday's prep highlights: STM baseball sweeps

In baseball
■ St. Thomas More 7-15, Ridgeview 0-0. Storm Joop went 2 for 3 with two RBI to back a combined two-hit shutout by David Taylor and Noah Peterson for the host Sabers in the first game of a doubleheader. Taylor allowed one hit and struck out six in five innings. STM completed the sweep behind the hitting of Sean Sullivan (4 for 4, three RBI) and pitching of Noah Johnson (four innings, two hits, six strikeouts).

■ St. Joseph-Ogden 2-2, Teutopolis 1-1. The host Spartans (8-0) remained undefeated and handed Teutopolis (8-2) its first two losses of the season. In Game 1, Hunter Hart pitched a one-hit complete game and struck out 13. His two-run single in the sixth inning gave SJ-O the lead. In the nightcap, Jake Stewart hit a walkoff single in the seventh for his second RBI of the game.

■ Mahomet-Seymour 10-4, Rochester 3-2. Tom Kenney belted a two-run walkoff home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Bulldogs to a Game 2 win and a doubleheader sweep. In the first game, Joe Kenney hit the first of his two homers for the day to back winning pitcher Cully Day (eight strikeouts).

■ Champaign Central 12-14, Sullivan 1-0. Luke Beesley and Jake Cribbett each had two hits and three RBI to power the host Maroons to a Game 1 win. Starter Zach Williams and Taylor Beard combined on a three-hitter. In the nightcap, Joe Aeilts produced three hits and three RBI to back winning pitcher Alec Altmyer, who limited the Redskins to one hit in four innings.

■ Cissna Park 14, Momence 9. The Timberwolves scored nine runs in the eighth inning to break a 5-5 tie and hold off a Momence comeback bid to win on the road. Jacob Marquez and Wyatt Froehling each had two hits and an RBI for CP.

■ Blue Ridge 5-3, Villa Grove/Heritage 0-9. Cory Jayne pitched a two-hit shutout for the Knights in the first game of a doubleheader at Broadlands. Dalton James and Jake Reifsteck each went 2 for 3 to lead VG/H to a Game 2 win.

■ Manteno 10-8, Iroquois West 0-2. The Raiders were held to three hits in the opener of a road doubleheader. Jake Carney and Austin Conrad each had two hits for IW in the nightcap loss.

■ Watseka 7-5, Hoopeston Area 2-4. Cody Scott went 3 for 4 with three RBI to back the complete-game pitching of Will Lyznicki, leading the host Warriors to victory in the first game of a doubleheader. Scott doubled and homered, while sophomore Lyznicki earned a win in his first career varsity start. In Game 2, Watseka rallied for three runs in the seventh inning to complete a sweep. Cole Davenport drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the winning run.

■ Unity 12-6, Marshall 2-5. The Rockets scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a Game 2 victory and complete the sweep. Bobby Barnard went 4 for 4 and scored three runs for Unity (8-0). In the opener, winning pitcher Taylor White and teammate C.J. Short (three doubles) each drove in four runs.

■ LeRoy 10-11, Illini Central 5-1. Brady Fritcher struck out seven in six innings and Eli Kerns had two hits, leading the host Panthers to a win in Game 1 of a doubleheader. In the nightcap, Ethan Bryant held IC to two hits and did not allow an earned run to help complete a sweep. Ricky Vermaat had three of LeRoy’s 13 hits in Game 2.

■ Urbana 10, Rantoul 9. The visiting Tigers scored twice in the top of the eighth inning to break an 8-8 tie and then held on for a win. Kyle Flessner went 2 for 3 with two RBI for Rantoul.

■ Rantoul 5, Westville 3. Cody Tatar went 2 for 3 with an RBI for the host Eagles, who rallied from a 3-2 deficit to defeat the Tigers.

■ Oakwood 17, Covington (Ind.) 7. Blake Vinson drove in four runs for the host Comets, who scored in every inning of their six-inning victory.

■ Tuscola 5, GCMS 2. Nick Bates went 2 for 3 for the Warriors in a home win.

■ Prairie Central 11, GCMS 4. The Hawks scored eight runs in the fifth inning to pull away to a neutral-site victory at Tuscola. Tyler Wenger led PC’s 10-hit attack by going 3 for 3.

■ Tuscola 10, Prairie Central 4. The Warriors scored six runs in the fifth inning en route to a home victory. Tommy Watson and Devin Rose had two hits apiece for Tuscola.

In softball
■ Argenta-Oreana 9, Blue Ridge 4. Devin Long went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI, propelling the Bombers to a home victory. Taylor Builta was 2 for 3 with a double and scored twice for Blue Ridge.

■ Hoopeston Area 7-13, Urbana 5-7. The Cornjerkers overcame Krista Broom’s four RBI to defeat Urbana in the opener behind winning pitcher Rylee Martin’s two hits and eight strikeouts. In the nightcap, Martin drove in four runs and Kaelynn Longfellow had three RBI to lead Hoopeston Area to the sweep.

■ Tri-Valley 3, Clinton 1. Haley Ginger’s solo home run accounted for the Maroons’ scoring in a road loss.

■ Tuscola 15, Villa Grove 1. Karli Allen drove in six runs and Erin Walker pitched a two-hitter while striking out six, leading the Warriors to a five-inning home victory. Allen belted a grand slam and a two-run double. Peyton Shelmadine (four RBI) and Jenna Jacobs each went 3 for 3 for Tuscola.

■ At Rantoul. Lexie Boaz pitched a one-hit shutout and contributed three hits to a 15-hit attack as St. Joseph-Ogden rolled to a 12-0 victory against Centennial in the title game of the Rantoul Tournament. The Spartans won the tournament for the sixth consecutive year.

The Chargers advanced out of the semifinals with a 4-1 victory against the host Eagles. Makena Brillhart homered and had three of Centennial’s six hits. Winning pitcher Danielle Staske held Rantoul to four hits and struck out 11.
SJ-O fended off Bradley-Bourbonnais 8-7 in the other semifinal after taking an 8-4 lead into the bottom of the seventh. For the day, Molly McElwee went 10 for 11 with 13 stolen bases for the Spartans.

In girls’ soccer

■ Urbana 2, Danville 0. Cora McQueen had a goal and an assist for the Tigers in a road shutout victory. Alison Slaughter also scored.

■ Champaign Central 4, Monticello 0. Maddy Chalifoux scored three goals and goalkeeper Stephanie Kregel made two saves for the Maroons in a road shutout victory. Maria Jimenez contributed a goal and two assists.

■ Centennial 7, Decatur MacArthur 0. Claire Cowser racked up four goals, including three unassisted, for the Chargers in a home victory. Devin Kyler made two saves in goal for Centennial in the shutout.

■ Urbana Uni High 8, Judah Christian 0. The host Illineks rolled behind Lilly Bralts-Kelly’s three goals and one assist. Grace Lilly finished with two goals and an assist. Goalkeepers Jia Curry-Bild and Madeleine Nelson combined on the shutout.

■ Mahomet-Seymour 2, Herscher 1. Aleyna Brunner’s second-half goal broke a 1-1 tie and lifted the Bulldogs to a road win. Morgan DeHaan gave M-S an early 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal.

■ St. Thomas More 4, Guerin Prep 1. Caroline Geubelle scored twice to lead the Sabers to victory against the visitors from River Grove.

In track & field
■ At Urbana. Elise Hocking won three events to lead Mahomet-Seymour to the title of the nine-team Champaign County girls’ meet at Gene Armer Track. The Bulldogs, who finished first in seven of the 18 events, scored 133 points. Champaign Central was second with 84.

Hocking captured the 100- and 300-meter hurdles as well as the high jump. Dominique Lewis of fourth-place Centennial was a three-event winner, taking the 100, 200 and 400 dashes. Annemarie Michael of Urbana University High School also was a multi-event winner, claiming the 800 and 1,600 titles.

■ At Springfield. Allen Terry of Centennial set a meet record in the 110 hurdles at the Springfield Open. Terry won in 15.42 seconds. Teammate Davion Foster won the triple jump at 41 feet, 11 inches. Reis DeSantis of the Chargers had three career bests, including a 2:02.9 in the 800.

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