Tuesday's prep highlights: Cornjerkers blank Paris for 1st victory

Tuesday's prep highlights: Cornjerkers blank Paris for 1st victory

In baseball

Heyworth 13, Blue Ridge 3. The Knights (2-1) were pegged for 13 runs on seven hits and committed eight errors, falling for the first time this season in a nonconference home rout.

Hoopeston Area 2, Paris 0. Brady Moore threw five innings of three-hit ball and fanned five batters to guide the Cornjerkers (1-3) to their first win of the season in a non-league road tilt. Cameron Flint also gave up just one hit in two relief innings on the mound, while Ethan Smith notched the only RBI for Hoopeston.

Mahomet-Seymour 9, Clinton 3. Dawson Finch struck out nine over 5 1 / 3 innings of work to help the Bulldogs (2-0) pick up a home win over the Maroons (0-1). Kyle Kinney notched a double, home run and an RBI for M-S, while Finch also added a team-high three RBI. Logan Petersen recorded two of the five hits for Clinton (0-1) in its season opener.

Monticello 4, Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond 3. The Knights (1-3) plated three runs in the opening frame, but were held scoreless for the rest of the way as the Sages (4-1) rallied midway through for a narrow nonconference road win. Brody Macak knocked a two-run homer for the visitors, while Alek Bundy added an RBI. Lucas Otto singled for ALAH while also fanning seven over four innings of one-run ball.

Oakwood 6, Urbana 2. Elijah Harden and Josh Young combined for a no-hitter for the Comets (1-1), who got two hits and two RBI from Brayden Hodick in their first road win of the season. Braden Rudicil and Alex Poor each notched RBI for the Tigers (0-1), who issued eight walks in the home loss.

Prairie Central 4, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 2. The Panthers (1-0) collected six hits, but could not get the job done against the two-hit Hawks (1-0), who prevailed in the nonconference road tilt that served as both teams' season opener. Carter Nowak provided three RBI and tripled for his lone hit to pace Prairie Central, while Trey VanWinkle recorded two hits to pace PBL.

Rantoul 13, Schlarman 8. Scoring eight runs, three of them on walks, in the first inning proved just the start the Eagles (1-0) would need to claim their first nonconference home victory. Drew Duden's three RBI and two hits from Hayden Cargo paced a seven-hit effort for Rantoul. Cole Carnahan finished with a team-high two hits and two RBI for the Hilltoppers (0-1) in their season-opening loss.

Sullivan 2, Neoga 1. Dalton Rogers gave up just one run on eight hits in four innings on the mound, while Austin Scott closed it out with three shutdown innings to earn the win for the Redskins (1-1), who posted their first win of the season in the nonconference road tilt. Rogers also helped his own cause with a run-scoring double, while Tim Lawyer recorded a team-high two hits.

Watseka 11, Donovan 1. The Warriors (1-0) cruised to a season-opening road win behind a stout offensive effort with Shane McDivitt (3 for 4, three RBI), Conner Curry (2 for 4, double, three RBI) and Dylan Thompson (2 for 3, RBI) leading the way. Ben Lyznicki also earned the win on the mound for his three-hit, seven-strikeout performance over four innings.

Unity 14, Westville 6. Gunnar Bailey and Colton Crowley each racked up a team-high three RBI, while John Flavin and Jared Routh added two apiece for the Rockets (2-0) in their non-league road win. Bryce Burnett finished with two hits and three RBI in an effort to rally the Tigers (0-5), who scored their first three runs in the fourth inning to pull within two of Unity.

Viera (Fla.) 14, St. Thomas More 0. The Sabers (0-2) are still searching for their first win of the season after a shutout loss in Merritt, Fla., where STM will play two more games before returning home.

Villa Grove/Heritage 11, Armstrong 0. Evan Wilson struck out 12 over 4 2 / 3 innings of one-hit ball for the Hawks (3-2) in their nonconference road victory. Wilson also hit 2 for 3 with a run, while Nick Coffin supplied two runs and three RBI. Rylee Showalter doubled to notch the only hit for the Trojans (0-4).

In softball

Heritage 20, Chrisman 1. The Hawks (1-2) soared to a nonconference road win against the Cardinals (0-1) behind their unyielding offense, which saw Bri Struck go 4 for 4 with three doubles and Aliya Holloman add a triple, double and base hit. Gracyn Allen struck out five in three innings in the circle for Heritage, while also supplying a triple, double and base hit.

Hoopeston Area 13, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 5. The Cornjerkers (1-2) relied on dominant offense to claim their first victory of the season at home against the visiting Panthers (0-2), who have lost two in a row.

Milford/Cissna Park 19, Iroquois West 0. Kaylee Warren struck out two in four shutout innings in the ring, while also notching a team-high five RBI on two hits to pace the Bearcats (1-0) to a season-opening win in non-league play. Jordin Lucht (3 for 4, three runs, three RBI) and Brittney Bailey (2 for 3, two runs, three RBI) were also power sources for the Bearcats' offense in the rout.

St. Joseph-Ogden 15, Westville 4. The Spartans (2-0) fell behind 4-1 early before amassing 10 runs in the fifth and sixth innings and cruising to a nonconference road victory over the Tigers (1-2). In a starring effort, reliever Zoey Witruk fanned 11 over five hitless innings and earned the win. Witruk's three-run homer on a 2-2 count in the fifth also kicked off SJ-O's offense surge, while Hannah Dukeman supplied a team-high six RBI with a home run of her own. Maizy Lawnicki's two RBI staked Westville to its early lead.

Sullivan 20, Cerro Gordo/Bement 5. Six different Redskins tallied at least two RBI — with three apiece from Alexis Britton and Mikaela Moore leading the way — as Sullivan (1-0) hammered the Broncos (1-1) and cruised to a non-league win in its home opener. Katie Honchell added a 3-for-3 night at the dish for Sullivan, with two doubles and a team-high three runs. Ella Mann and Megan Hart each tallied two hits and combined for three runs to pace Cerro Gordo/Bement.

Tuscola 5, Monticello 4. With the game tied at 4 in the seventh inning, Claire Ring smacked a solo home run to deliver a walk-off nonconference victory at home. Jackie Watson, who added a double, also finished with a team-high three RBI to lead the offensive effort for Tuscola (4-0). Skyler Frye went 4 for 4 at the plate with two runs, including the game-tying tally in the seventh, for the Sages (2-2), who also received a home run from Kaleena Davis.

Watseka 15, Donovan 2. The Warriors (2-0) cruised to a non-league victory at home behind a second-straight strong outing from Magan Harris, who turned in two hitless innings with three strikeouts to earn the win. But while Harris kept the Wildcats' offense at bay, Kennedy Bauer went 3 for 4 with a double, home run and six RBI. Courtney Thompson also went 3 for 4, adding two runs and an RBI.

Unity 10, Villa Grove 9. Jayln Powell recorded three hits, including a go-ahead solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning, to help the host Rockets (2-0) outlast the Blue Devils (0-3) in non-league play. Allison Clark also tallied three hits with a team-high four RBI for Unity, while Taylor Henry and Kyleigh Dubson each produced two-hit, two-RBI nights. Reagan Cheely supplied four hits, counting a triple, and an RBI to pace Villa Grove.

Mahomet-Seymour 1, Warrensburg-Latham/Maroa-Forsyth 0. The Bulldogs (3-0) have won three in a row after scoring a single goal in the nonconference road victory.

Monticello 11, Decatur Lutheran 0. Mia Maupin's five goals led the Sages (1-3) to a home rout in nonconference play, while Milly Machinchy added a hat trick. Each denting the twine once, Ella Young, Katie Freeman and Grace Bonds all also notched the first goals of their careers.

In boys' track

At Arcola. A quartet of field-event victories combined with a trio of relay wins helped host Arcola pace their own quad meet, finishing ahead of Sullivan, Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond and Villa Grove, respectively. Hugo Garza won both the discus and the shot put as the Purple Riders' lone double winner, while Diego Perez (triple jump), Luke Spencer (high jump) and Beau Edwards (800-meter run) also captured event wins. Perez also ran a length on Arcola's victorious 400, 800 and 1,600 relay teams. The second-place Redskins, though, weren't without their wins, as Brodie Goss (110 and 300 hurdles), Ian Plank (1,600 run), Corentin Bernard (400 dash) and Leighton Burcham (100, long jump) all posted event victories. Meanwhile, ALAH received a first-place finish from Cade Hendrickson in the 3,200 run, while Trevor Reberger took first in the 200 dash to pace Villa Grove.

In girls' track

At Arcola. Sullivan ran away with the team victory in the quad meet at Arcola High School, thanks to victories from Zoe Walton (300-meter hurdles), Katherine Kite (1,600 run), Esther Miller (triple jump) and Alaya Bolin (shot put). The Redskins' 800 and 1,600 relay teams also recorded wins. Alexa Miller (100, 200, long jump) and Kenli Nettles (400, 100 hurdles, high jump) each won events to lead the way for Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond, while Tyra Wingler won in discus. Villa Grove took third behind a race win from Samantha Campbell in the 800 run, while Ella Hopkins' runner-up finish in the shot put paced host Arcola.

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