Monday's prep highlights: Eberle fans 19 for GCMS softball

Monday's prep highlights: Eberle fans 19 for GCMS softball

In baseball

Centennial 16, Lyndhurst (N.J.) 15. Quin Murphy stole home in the bottom of the seventh inning to plate the decisive run as the Chargers (1-0) opened their Florida trip by overcoming a one-run deficit in their final at-bats. Centennial, which led 14-5 entering the seventh, also received an inside-the-park grand slam from Eric Hall.

Champaign Central 11, Viera (Fla.) 8. Chris Wurl went 3 for 3 for the Maroons (3-1), who overcame an eight-run fourth inning against Viera (Fla.) to post a win in Melbourne, Fla. Jake Meyer picked up the pitching victory for Central.

Cissna Park 3, Fisher 2. Bailey Sluis slapped a two-out hit in the top of the seventh inning for the eventual winning run as the visiting Timberwolves (1-0) surpassed the Bunnies (0-2) in a nonconference affair. Mario and Damian Renteria combined for 15 strikeouts pitched for Cissna Park. Tyler Martin went 2 for 3 for Fisher.

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 10, Hoopeston Area 0. Braden Roesch, Nathan Garard and Ethan Garard tossed a combined, six-inning no-hitter for the visiting Falcons (1-0) in a nonconference win over the Cornjerkers (0-3). Ethan Garard drove in three runs on two hits for GCMS, which netted two RBI apiece from Nathan Garard and Hunter Brewer. Graham Eighner walked twice at the plate and tossed six strikeouts for Hoopeston Area.

Judah Christian 5, Armstrong-Potomac 2. The visiting Tribe (1-0) used a three-run ninth inning to get past the Trojans (0-3) in a non-league tilt. Cole Hettmansberger knocked in two runs for Judah, which earned two runs scored by Cade Hettmansberger. Austin Keen went 3 for 4 at the dish for A-P.

Mahomet-Seymour 10, Danville 2. Kyle Kinney drove in four runs on four hits for the visiting Bulldogs (1-0) in a nonconference victory over the Vikings (0-1). Jordan Veldman scored three times on just as many walks for M-S, which received six punchouts on the mound from Kinney.

Monticello 9, Villa Grove/Heritage 0. Andrew Ellison, Hunter Weeks and Cooper Mitze teamed up on a no-hitter for the host Sages (3-1), who worked past the Hawks (2-2) in a non-league event. Brody Macak and Brett Macak each blasted a home run and collected two RBI for Monticello. Ryan Cheatham and Evan Wilson each walked once for VG/H.

Paris 8, Westville 0. Cyrus Dougherty struck out seven foes in 42 / 3 innings of work, but that wasn't enough for the visiting Tigers (0-4) in a non-league affair.

Salt Fork 6, LeRoy 5. The host Storm (1-0) walked off on the Panthers (2-1) in non-league play thanks to Matthew Wrzosek's bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh. Gage Romack drove in two runs and Kotah Broeker scored twice for Salt Fork, which trailed 5-3 entering its final at-bats. Nick Perry accounted for two RBI for LeRoy, which scored five times in the sixth inning.

Unity 4, Oakwood 1. Kyle Miller punched out 14 enemies over six innings to guide the host Rockets (1-0) past the Comets (0-1) in nonconference action. Gunnar Bailey reached base four times and scored three runs for Unity. Andy Hohn recorded eight strikeouts in a complete-game pitching performance for Oakwood, which had its run driven in by Noah Ruch.

Warrensburg-Latham 6, Cerro Gordo/Bement 2. Ethan Mann and Blake Evans each notched a hit, but that wasn't enough for the visiting Broncos (0-1) in a nonconference setback. Connor Moore suffered the loss on the mound despite striking out four opponents.

In softball

Armstrong-Potomac 10, Tri-County 9. The host Trojans (1-1) rallied with five seventh-inning tallies to walk off against the Titans in nonconference play. Reece Adkins (two doubles, three RBI) and Natalie Schluter (reached base four times) paced the A-P offense.

Blue Ridge 16, St. Teresa 12. Each player in the lineup for the host Knights (2-0) drove in at least one run in a nonconference triumph. Ashlyn Voyles knocked home three runs for Blue Ridge, with Farrah Michaels and Avery Place adding two RBI apiece.

Cerro Gordo/Bement 13, Decatur MacArthur 3. Graycie Copsy and Cheyenne Gentry both cleared the fence for the host Broncos (1-0) during a six-inning, non-league win. Copsy posted five RBI on top of 12 strikeouts in the circle for CG/B, while Gentry finished with three RBI and Shelby Strack with another two.

Fisher 10, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 1. Sydney Eichelberger was a force hitting and pitching for the host Bunnies (1-0) in a non-league triumph versus the Panthers (0-1). Eichelberger brought home four runs on three hits at the dish and fanned 11 opponents in a complete-game effort in the circle. Shelbee Owens and Lauren Sommer each scored twice for Fisher as well. Kayla Adwell drove in PBL's lone tally.

LeRoy 12, Hoopeston Area 2. A seven-run third inning sent the host Panthers (2-1) on the path to a five-inning nonconference win over the Cornjerkers (0-2). Taylor Bagnell drove in three runs, Danielle Bogle posted two RBI and Tiffany Bargmann recorded three hits and scored twice to support Kiera Spratt, who tossed a complete-game five-hitter for LeRoy. Kayla Goble and Madison Watson both knocked in a run for Hoopeston Area.

Rantoul 18, Schlarman 0. The host Eagles (4-0) blitzed the Hilltoppers (0-1) in a nonconference event.

St. Joseph-Ogden 4, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 2. The visiting Spartans (1-0), in their first-ever game without longtime coach Randy Wolken, outlasted the Falcons (0-1) over eight innings despite a 19-strikeout pitching effort from Madi Eberle. Hannah Dukeman smashed two hits and drove in a run for SJ-O, which stole six bases behind a pair of swipes from Reagan Crippen. Lindsey Heinz drove in both GCMS runs.

Tuscola 6, Villa Grove 3. The visiting Warriors (3-0) tallied three times with two out in the eighth inning to stun the Blue Devils (0-2) in non-league play. Kaitlyn Reifsteck and Kendal Morgan both posted two hits and an RBI for Tuscola, which landed 10 strikeouts from Reifsteck in a complete-game effort. Jordyn Ray drove in two runs and scored once for Villa Grove.

Unity 10, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 0. Morgan Steinman tossed five one-hit innings for the host Rockets (1-0) in a non-league victory over the Blue Devils (0-1). Steinman, Summer Day and Kyleigh Dubson all knocked two hits and brought home two runs for Unity, and Elyce Knudsen put up a triple among three hits. Lexi Hudson recorded BHRA's only hit.

Watseka 10, Grant Park 0. Magan Harris hurled a complete-game one-hitter as the host Warriors (1-0) dispatched a non-league foe. Harris also bashed a three-run homer at the plate, while Courtney Thompson knocked in two runs on three hits for Watseka.

Westville 6, Heritage 4. Gada Bryant, Emilee Eller and Rylee Jones all smacked two hits for the host Tigers (1-1) in a nonconference success versus the Hawks (0-2). Heritage received a home run from Noelle Woodmansee and two doubles from Aliya Holloman.

In girls' soccer

Mattoon 3, Monticello 1. Mia Maupin produced the lone marker for the visiting Sages (0-3) in a nonconference defeat. Emmie German recorded 16 saves in goal for Monticello.

Mt. Zion 4, Danville 0. Makenzie Herren stopped 11 shots in net for the visiting Vikings (1-3), who couldn't completely slow down a nonconference opponent.Colin Likas