Monday's prep highlights | M-S outlasts Danville in extras

Monday's prep highlights | M-S outlasts Danville in extras

In baseball

Champaign Central 7, Viera (Fla.) 4. The Maroons struck first, building a 3-0 lead in the second inning, and held on to kick off their spring break trip in Florida with a win. Connor Milton paced Central with three doubles and two runs, while Jake Meyer pitched five solid innings to garner the win. Joel Sarver struck out the last two hitters to earn the save for Central (3-0).

Fisher 6, Cissna Park 3. The visiting Bunnies scored three runs in the top of the seventh to break a 3-3 tie and hold on for their first win of the season. Chris Hess hit a two-run home run in the seventh to spark the Bunnies (1-0-1), while Jacob Horsch added two hits. Jed Chow threw a complete game for Fisher, striking out eight. Tanner Benoit hit a two-run home run for the Timberwolves (1-1) and Mario Renteria went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.

Hoopeston Area 5, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 3. The visiting Cornjerkers scored four runs in the top of the first, and that was all the offense Hoopeston Area (1-1) needed in a nonconference win. Logan Walder went 1 for 3 with an RBI to pace the Cornjerkers, while Brady Gaddis picked up the win and Ryan Drayer registered the save. Daniel Jones and Wade Burton each drove in a run for the Falcons (1-1).

LeRoy 6, Salt Fork 1. The host Panthers scored all six of their runs in the bottom of the fourth to knock off the Storm (2-3) in nonconference action as each team committed four errors. Nick Perry had a two-run single to spark the offense for LeRoy (1-1).

Mahomet-Seymour 3, Danville 2. Cory Noe came through with a walk-off single in the eighth inning to lift the host Bulldogs past the Vikings in a closely contested nonconference game. Tanner Kirts earned the win for M-S (2-0) with two hitless innings of relief. Ernest Plummer went 2 for 4 to lead the Vikings (1-1).

Milford 11, Iroquois West 1. The host Bearcats (2-0) received two RBI apiece from Brady Marshino and Klaytin Hunsinger, along with a quality outing from Tyler Buhrmester (six innings, six hits, seven strikeouts), to earn the nonconference win in six innings. Alexis Ramirez had a double for IW (0-2).

Paris 5, Westville 4. The host Tigers managed 11 hits, but couldn't prevail in nonconference action. Dalton Dalbey (3 for 5), Dalton Rolinitis (2 for 4, RBI) and Hayden Davis (2 for 2, RBI) keyed the offense for Westville (0-3).

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 17, Armstrong-Potomac 5. The visiting Panthers scored eight runs in the first and padded their lead to 13-0 with five more in the second against the Trojans in a five-inning nonconference win in Potomac. Mason Ecker struck out six in three perfect innings for PBL (3-0) and added three hits to go along with two RBI at the plate. Ben Jarboe (3 for 3) and Keaton Krumwiede (2 for 2, two RBI) also complemented Ecker's big day. Gaven Lund (1 for 2, two RBI), Dalton Loschen (1 for 3, RBI) and Brynden Deck (1 for 3, RBI) led the way for A-P (0-3).

St. Thomas More 9, Avavt Garde (Fla.) 2. The Sabers opened their spring break trip in Florida with a convincing victory. Cole Jones, Nick Fruehling and Riley Morris each delivered two RBI for STM (2-2). Nick Schurter worked five solid innings, striking out five, to pick up the win for the Sabers, who led 6-0 after two innings.

Unity 4, Urbana 3. The host Rockets rallied to tie the game at 3 in the bottom of the seventh inning to force extra innings and then won it in the eighth inning. Jake Crouse went 2 for 4 with an RBI to lead Unity (1-1). Jacob Welbes had two hits to pace the Tigers (1-1).

Warrensburg-Latham 11, Cerro Gordo/Bement 1. Connor Moore had the lone hit and RBI for the Broncos (0-2) in a nonconference home loss.

In softball

Armstrong-Potomac 27, Tri-County 7. The visiting Trojans compiled 13 hits and walked 21 times in a five-inning nonconference win. Kayla Roe hit a two-run home run for A-P (1-1) and Joei Younker delivered three hits and three RBI. Catherine Shick and Jenna Rekart finished with two RBI apiece for the Titans (0-2).

Blue Ridge 19, St. Teresa 3. Hannah Brackenhoff came through with three hits, Avery Place chipped in two hits and three RBI and Harley Buchanan recorded the win in her first appearance of the season for the Knights (3-1).

Fisher 14, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 1. The visiting Bunnies relied on a two-run home run from Kylie Terven and a three-run homer from Becca Clanton to cap off a five-inning nonconference win as both Terven and Clanton went 2 for 3 with three RBI. Karissa Fredrickson (three RBI), Sidney Hood (2 for 3, RBI) and Lauren Sommer (2 for 3, RBI) also contributed in the batter's box for Fisher (3-0) in its five-inning win. Sydney Eichelberger only yielded one hit and struck out seven in recording the win. Maddy Foellner drove in the lone run for the Panthers (0-1) with a triple.

Milford 10, Iroquois West 0. The host Bearcats earned the five-inning win thanks in large part to a three-hit shutout tossed by Kaylee Warren, who struck out five. Brittney Bailey led the Bearcats (2-0) at the plate by going 3 for 4 with four RBI. Meara Tilstra went 2 for 2 and stole a base to pace the Raiders (0-2).

Monticello 5, Argenta-Oreana 1. Taylor Wunderlich delivered a complete game for the visiting Sages, scattering four hits and striking out 11. Wunderlich also delivered an RBI single to help her cause. Skyler Frye (2 for 2, RBI) and Hannah Oberheim (2 for 3) also played a key role for Monticello (3-1). Lydia Hays went 2 for 4 and Camilyn Newbanks drove in the lone run for A-O (2-1).

Rantoul 13, Schlarman 0. The visiting Eagles (4-1) cruised to the win as Jenna Sanford (3 for 4, three RBI), Kristen Fauser (2 for 5, two RBI) and Madisyn Walton (2 for 4, two RBI) powered the offense, while Lindsay Jordahl recorded the win. Maddie Sermersheim, Aleksas Dietzen and Cece Damilano all had a hit for the Hilltoppers (0-2).

St. Joseph-Ogden 10, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 0. Zoey Witruk struck out 15 and only allowed one hit in throwing a shutout for the host Spartans (1-0) in their season opener. Bailey Dowling, Hannah Dukeman and Emmy Graver each compiled two hits for SJ-O, while Kenzie Pence and Katie Poulter each stole four bases in the nonconference win. Emily Clinton had the lone hit for GCMS (0-1).

Unity 17, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 2. The visiting Rockets supplied 20 hits en route to a five-inning nonconference win. Elyce Knudsen led the offensive charge by going 5 for 5 with two triples and two RBI, while teammate Morgan Steinman contributed three hits and two RBI. Mai Lin Davis and Emma Mojonnier each had two hits for the Blue Devils (0-1).

Westville 25, Heritage 9. Erin Toole hit three home runs and had six RBI to power the visiting Tigers, while Emalee Eller and Kierra Cox also added home runs for Westville (1-1). Aliya Holloman led Heritage (0-2) with two home runs.

In girls' soccer

Danville 2, Mt. Zion 0. D'Jameia Hoskins and Kayla Liggett each scored a goal for the host Vikings in a nonconference win. Anabela Tapia and Grace Awodeha added assists and Mary Emma York recorded the shutout with three saves for Danville (3-2).

In track and field

At Bloomington. The Monticello girls' team had a strong showing in the Clinton Last Chance Meet at the Shirk Center. Emelia Ness placed first in the 60-meter hurdles at 9.08 seconds, while teammates Mattie Lieb in the 200 (26.59 seconds), Aliyah Welter in the pole vault (12 feet, 6 inches) and the Sages' 1,600 relay (4:15.13) also took first. Payne Turney of Clinton had the other area first-place finish by winning the 1,600 (5:17.23).

Matt Daniels