Tuesday's prep highlights: Warriors, Bunnies both advance

Tuesday's prep highlights: Warriors, Bunnies both advance

In baseball

Champaign Central 4, Peoria Notre Dame 1. Cam Robinson hurled five innings of one-run ball to lead the visiting Maroons (19-13) to a win in their Big 12 Conference finale. Along with Zak Hartleb and Seth Richmond, Robinsonalso added two hits at the plate to complement his performance on the mound. Jake Meyer pitched two shutout innings to garner the save in Central's third straight win as the Maroons finished 9-5 in league play.

Mattoon 17, Urbana 3. The host Tigers fell behind 7-0 after two innings and couldn't recover in a five-inning nonconference setback against the Green Wave. Levi Coffey led Urbana (5-19-1) with two hits and an RBI.

Normal West 9, Rantoul 2. The visiting Eagles saw their seven-game win streak end with a nonconference loss. Nolan Roseman paced Rantoul (15-9) at the plate with three hits out of the leadoff spot, while John Frerichs and Hayden Cargo each drove in a run.

In softball

Class 2A Monticello Regional

Monticello 6, Oakwood 3. The host and fourth-seeded Sages fell behind 1-0 before they could bat, but Monticello responded with a four-run first inning and never trailed again in a regional semifinal win against the seventh-seeded Comets. Delaney Hilderbrandt (2 for 4) hit a home run and finished with two RBI for the Sages (15-10), while Miranda Fogal added an RBI and pitched a complete game, striking out five. Hannah Oberheim and Brittany Jones both chipped in as well with two hits. Kylie Neuman hit a solo home run for Oakwood (13-13), while Kerrigan Shafer and Jaycie Jenkins each had an RBI and Shelby Acord compiled two hits.

Class 2A Tuscola Regional

Tuscola 9, Marshall 0. Jackie Watson and Claire Ring both drove in three runs to key a regional semifinal win for the host Warriors (27-7). Ashton Smith went the distance in the circle, striking out nine batters and only surrendering three hits. The second-seeded Warriors staked her to a 3-0 lead after the first inning in Tuscola's fifth consecutive victory.

Class 1A LeRoy Regional

Argenta-Oreana 14, St. Teresa 1. Camilyn Newbanks went 4 for 4 with a home run and five RBI and Tatiana Garcia went 3 for 3 with four RBI to lead the second-seeded Bombers (15-8) to a regional semifinal win. Maggie Millington (2 for 3, two RBI) added a home run, while Lydia Hays and Cassi Newbanks combined for six strikeouts to help secure the five-inning victory.

LeRoy 16, Blue Ridge 3. In a five-inning regional semifinal win,the third-seeded Panthers took advantage of two big innings to secure a win on their home field, with LeRoy plating seven runs in the second and nine runs in the third. Taylor Bagnell drove in three runs out of the No. 9 spot in the lineup and Charly Warlow hit a two-run home run to spark the Panthers (21-11) to their 10th win in their past 11 games. Danielle Hanshew (2 for 2) and Tiffany Bargmann (2 for 3) also added two RBI apiece. Natalie Tharp hit a home run in the final at-bat of her high school career for the fifth-seeded Knights (10-22) and Hannah Brackenhoff drove in the other run for Blue Ridge.

Class 1A Grant Park Regional

Salt Fork 16, Donovan 0. Jordan Jones only allowed one hit and struck out six in four innings of work to help the top-seeded Storm (21-5) cruise to a four-inning win in the regional semifinal game. Reighan Barr drove in four runs to key the offense, while Skyler Brewer chipped in with three hits and two RBI. Jones (2 for 3) and Mackenzie Russell (2 for 3) also contributed two RBI apiece.

Class 1A Fisher Regional

Fisher 13, Heritage 0. Sydney Eichelberger didn't allow a hit and only allowed one walk in a complete-game win for the top-seeded Bunnies (22-7), who cruised to the regional semifinal win on their home field in five innings. Kylie Terven (2 for 3) drove in three runs and Karissa Fredrickson (2 for 4) recorded two RBI. Becca Clanton, Taylor May and Shelbee Owens also chipped in offensively with two RBI apiece against the seventh-seeded Hawks (6-20).

Nontournament

Centennial 18, Champaign Central 6. Hannah Luchinski drove in eight runs on only three hits, including a home run, to spark a Big 12 win in five innings for host Centennial (9-12) in a tilt with the cross-town rival Maroons. Nini Liong (3 for 4, two RBI), Leah Luchinski (3 for 4, two RBI) and Ashley Kirby (2 for 2, three RBI) also contributed significantly to the 17 hits by the Chargers, who ended a four-game losing skid with the victory. Kaylee Bowers collected two hits for Central (6-16-1), while Maggie Paul and Lexi Williams added two RBI apiece.

JOEY WRIGHT

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