Saturday's prep highlights: Bates shines for Warriors in tournament sweep

Saturday's prep highlights: Bates shines for Warriors in tournament sweep

In baseball

Altamont 6, Sullivan 0. The Redskins (2-10) struggled in nonconference action at home, committing three errors. Dalton Rogers and Drew Rogers each had a hit for Sullivan.

Attica (Ind.) 10-12, Oakwood 7-18. The Comets (8-6) split a nonconference road trip over state lines, falling in the first game of the doubleheader before storming to a win in the second. Isaiah Ruch drove in two runs on three hits to lead Oakwood in its opening loss. Noah Ruch took up the mantle in the second game, powering the Comets to victory with a double, home run and team-high five RBI.

Beecher 5, Milford 4.Trey Totheroh's double helped the Bearcats (7-5) nearly erase a five-run deficit, but the comeback effort fell just short in the neutral-site game at Route 66 Stadium in Joliet. Luke McCabe and Klaytin Hunsinger each had an RBI.

Blue Ridge 9, Cerro Gordo/Bement 5. Aaron Jayne powered the Knights (4-7) to a home win, going 3 for 4 with three runs and three RBIs in the Little Okaw Valley Conference contest. Logan Smithson added two RBI for Blue Ridge, while Connor Moore and Ethan Mann each tallied two hits for the Broncos (4-7).

Centennial 8, Peoria Notre Dame 2. The host Chargers (11-4) capitalized on four opposing errors to plate three unearned runs, while Chris Cowser ripped a two-run single to get the better of the visiting Big 12 Conference opponent. Tayvion Davis also notched a pair of doubles in Centennial's five-hit day.

Chillicothe IVC 8, St. Thomas More 0. The Sabers (2-11) were blanked in Illini Prairie Conference action at home.

Crossroads Christian 5-9, Arthur Okaw Christian 1-7. Twice on the day were the Conquering Riders (2-8) bested late, getting swept in a home doubleheader against their Illinois Christian Conference foe. Peyton Trier doubled in the lone run in the opener for AOC, which surrendered four runs in the fifth inning. In the latter tilt, Michael Miller (three RBI) tied the game at 6 with a two-run homer before Crossroads answered with three runs in the sixth.

Dwight 11, Ridgeview 1. The Mustangs couldn't do much with their four hits at home, as Jalen Duncan's RBI double in the seventh inning plated the lone run in a non-league defeat.

LeRoy 13, Argenta-Oreana 0. Plating seven runs in the opening frame helped the Panthers (10-2) coast to victory in non-league play on the road at the Bombers (6-7). Logan Petersen delivered three hits, including a double, and two RBI to lead LeRoy.

Normal Community 8-12, Danville 4-0. The Vikings (5-6) were overwhelmed in their Big 12 doubleheader on the road that stretched into the night.

Normal West 5, Champaign Central 0. The Maroons (12-5) generated six hits, but were unable to plate any runs in the Big 12 road loss. Cole Jones' two-hit performance with a double led Central's offense.

Salt Fork 13, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 3. The Storm (10-2) went off for a 14-hit day at home to overcome four errors and win their sixth straight Vermilion Valley Conference tilt. Payton Taylor drove in a team-high four runs on two hits for Salt Fork, while Cameron Douglass and Chase Rademacher produced the only hits for the Blue Devils (11-5) in the five-inning loss.

In softball

Tuscola Tournament

Casey-Westfield 12, Clinton 0. The Maroons were taken for all 12 runs in the first three innings, while Elly Maier connected for the only hit in the tournament-opening loss.

Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 10, Oakwood 4. The Comets' tournament opener went sour after allowing three runs in the first inning on the way to an eventual defeat. Kylie Neuman's 3-for-3 outing with a double, triple and two RBI set the tone for Oakwood's offense.

Tuscola 8, Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 1. Four first-inning runs helped the Warriors to a smooth victory in their first-round matchup, as Kendyl Ring (3 for 3, three runs) and Natalie Bates (2 for 3, two runs) accounted for five of Tuscola's 10 hits on the day. Kaitlyn Reifsteck gave up the lone run but struck out nine on her way to a win in the circle.

Clinton 8, Altamont 5. After giving up three runs in the top of the second inning, the Maroons responded in force to capture their first win in tournament action. Elly Maier (2 for 2, two runs) and Raymi Dial (2 for 3, one run) each notched a team-high two RBI to help winning pitcher Kaylee Yost out of some early trouble in the circle.

Tuscola 11, Oakwood 2. After taking another early lead, the Warriors scattered eight runs over the final two innings to push the game out of reach and win their second straight in tournament action. Natalie Bates again delivered with three hits, three runs and two RBI, while Jackie Watson and Ashton Smith each drove in two runs. Kylie Neuman added another two hits to her strong day and plated the only earned run for the Comets.

Waltonville 6, Clinton 0. The Maroons (3-7) produced eight hits in their tournament finale, but were fruitless in trying to drive in runs. Raymi Dial and Savanah Clifton each tallied two hits, the latter ripping a double.

Oakwood 4, Altamont 3. The Comets (7-7) rallied from an early 2-0 deficit in their final game to claim fifth place in the event. Karsen Rupp drove in a team-high two runs, and Paiton Frerichs tallied the remaining RBI.

Tuscola 3, Casey-Westfield 2. Natalie Bates never cooled off, and it paid big for the Warriors (17-1) when her RBI double in the ninth inning broke a 1-all tie and led to a walk-off win in the tournament's championship game. Bates finished the day hitting 6 for 11 with six runs and five RBI across all three games. Kaitlyn Reifsteck also tossed four innings of one-run ball with nine strikeouts to help the hosts claim their event title.


Georgetown-Ridge Farm 17, Marshall 2. Sophia Ashby homered and drove in a team-high three runs on three hits to pace the Buffaloes to a blowout road win in nonconference play. Kasie Anderson also drove in three runs on three hits, while Bailee Whittaker surrendered just two runs over six innings and notched four strikeouts.

Mt. Zion 23-6, Mahomet-Seymour 2-3. The Bulldogs (8-6) lost twice on their home field, dropping both games in their Apollo Conference doubleheader. Aubrie Shore drove in the lone run in the opener on an RBI single, while Julia McNaught went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI in the finale.

Paris 9, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 1. In their second game of the day, the Buffaloes (10-5) were blasted for 17 hits in the non-league road defeat. Emma Winslow drove in the lone run for G-RF.

Prairie Central 12-20, Coal City 3-5. The Hawks (10-7) cleaned up behind impressive offense for a doubleheader sweep at home in nonconference action. Addison Casner fired a solo home run and delivered three RBI on three hits to help key the opening victory. Jayna Leman then went 4 for 4 with three double in the finale, driving in a team-high five RBI to complete the rout in four innings.

Unity 12-5, Salt Fork 9-1. The Rockets (15-3) swept its non-league doubleheader at home with a barrage of early runs in the opener and stout pitching in the finale. In the first game, Gracie Renfrow singled in two runs — one of four Unity players to notch two RBI — to spoil a four-hit, three-RBI outing from Salt Fork's Mackenzie Russell. Gracie Frye then limited the Storm (8-4) to just one run on six hits over five innings to help the Rockets win their fourth straight game.

In boys' track and field

At Urbana. The host Tigers narrowly beat out Champaign Central to win their nine-team Urbana Open, receiving a pair of race wins from Jeremie Bokata in the 800- and 1,600-meter runs. Jeremiah Hamilton also contributed two wins, taking first in the 200 dash as well as running a leg of the Tigers' victorious 400 relay team. The Maroons earned two wins each from Kai Baumgartner (300 hurdles, triple jump) and Ben Schultz (high jump, long jump). The quartet of David Enjambre, David Moss, Walter Stanford and Iziaih Lopez earned Danville a win in the 800 relay.

In girls' soccer

Champaign Central 3, Monticello 0. Haley Hartleb stood tall, making three saves for the Maroons (5-3) to help blank the Sages (4-10), while Grayson Alexander tallied both a goal and an assist in the home victory.

St. Teresa 2, Centennial 1. Katie Bell set up Olivia DeVriese to boot in the lone goal for the Chargers (3-7), who dropped the non-league matchup on their home field.

St. Thomas More 3, Chillicothe IVC 0.Tatum DeVriese potted the first goal, while Megan Clavey added another pair of scores for the Sabers (6-6-1) in a home win over their Illini Prairie Conference foe. Haley Elam also keyed the shutout in the net for STM.

In boys' tennis

At Urbana. Centennial thrived at in a quad match at Atkins Tennis Center on the University of Illinois campus, taking down Rockton Hononegah (7-2), Tinley Park Andrew (9-0) and Peoria Notre Dame (7-2). Jared Thomas, Thomas Scaggs, Gunveer Singh and James Braun each cruised to three singles wins on the day, while Braun paired with Will Thomas to also win three doubles matches.

At Urbana. Dylan Patel paired with Patrick Jamison for a three-set victory in doubles before winning his singles match in straight sets for the host Urbana in its 6-3 victory over Rochester. Sam Ross also proved a double winner, with a near-flawless win with Jack Solava (6-0, 6-1) in doubles to couple nicely with his straight-sets win in singles.