Monday's prep highlights: Monticello's Macak, Rudolph combine on no-no

Monday's prep highlights: Monticello's Macak, Rudolph combine on no-no

In baseball

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 6, Ridgeview 5. Josh Nuss singled in the winning run with two out in the bottom of the seventh to guide the host Falcons (9-2) past the Mustangs in Heart of Illinois Conference action. Layne Harden homered to lead off the seventh for GCMS, which trailed 5-3 at the time. Jalen Duncan bashed a three-run double for Ridgeview.

LeRoy 14, Roanoke-Benson 4. A 12-run third inning was all the host Panthers (11-2) needed to run their win streak to seven in a non-league affair. Gabe Bennett picked up the pitching victory and drove in three runs over five innings for LeRoy, which garnered another two RBI from Max Buckles.

Lexington 9, Fisher 2. Cole McGrew drove in two runs in the seventh inning for the host Bunnies (0-14), but it was too little too late in an HOIC loss.

Monticello 6, Rantoul 0. Brody Macak and Andrew Rudolph threw a combined no-hitter for the host Sages (9-5) in their fourth straight win, this one over the Eagles (8-7) in an Illini Prairie Conference affair. Macak struck out 10 across six innings pitched and added two RBI hitting, an output matched by Alek Bundy. Nolan Roseman whiffed five foes in 42 / 3 innings tossed for Rantoul.

Schlarman 5, Westville 1. Wade Huddleston's two RBI and one triple apiece from Vaughn Black and Rance Bryant lifted the visiting Hilltoppers (2-8) past the Tigers (0-18) in a Vermilion Valley Conference event. Schlarman's Cole Carnahan and Aiden Stuhr combined for eight strikeouts on the mound. Trey Bryant rounded up three hits for Westville.

Tuscola 3, Sullivan 2. Logan Tabeling swatted a run-scoring single in the seventh inning to push the visiting Warriors (16-2) past the scrappy Redskins (2-11) in a Central Illinois Conference tilt. Ryan Bartley's six innings of nine-strikeout pitching fueled Tuscola as well. Spencer Johnson fanned six opponents in six innings of work for Sullivan.

Unity 6, St. Joseph-Ogden 0. Kyle Miller dazzled on the mound to the tune of a seven-inning one-hitter for the visiting Rockets (7-7) in an IPC victory versus the Spartans (12-5-2). Miller punched out five in his performance and notched an RBI with the bat. Nate Reinhart and Damian Knoll also drove in a run for Unity. Adam Rose recorded six strikeouts in four innings pitched for SJ-O.

Watseka 4, Cissna Park 3. The visiting Warriors (5-8) came up with the last three runs, including one in the seventh inning, to dispatch the Timberwolves (10-6) in Sangamon Valley Conference action. Dylan Thompson and Blake Dixon each went 2 for 4 for Watseka. Will Petry knocked in two runs for Cissna Park.

In softball

Argenta-Oreana 6, Blue Ridge 2. The visiting Bombers (8-7) came away with a Little Okaw Valley Conference victory over the Knights (7-6). Sydnee Evans hurled six innings for Blue Ridge, striking out three enemies while allowing just two earned runs.

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 7, Oakwood 4. Despite two RBI apiece from Kennedy Price and Kylie Neuman, the host Comets (7-8) fell short of the Blue Devils (6-7) in a Vermilion Valley Conference matchup.

Fisher 10, Lexington 0. Taylor May homered and racked up two RBI for the host Bunnies (12-3) in a Heart of Illinois Conference success. Sidney Hood and Ashlynn Carpenter each matched May with two RBI to back Sydney Eichelberger, who fanned 11 in a five-inning, complete-game effort.

Georgetown-Ridge Farm 10, Chrisman 0. Taylor Stal doubled, tripled and drove in two runs for the host Buffaloes (11-5) in a VVC triumph over the Cardinals (1-10). Bailee Whittaker piled up two hits, two runs and an RBI for G-RF in addition to hurling a complete game with four strikeouts. Kendl Lemmon netted one hit and one walk for Chrisman.

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 6, LeRoy 0. Madi Eberle kept up her stellar season with a complete-game one-hitter for the visiting Falcons (8-4) in their sixth consecutive victory, this one over the Panthers (8-7) in HOIC play. Eberle notched 11 strikeouts in the circle and contributed a home run and three RBI at the dish to go with a Lindsey Heinz dinger. Halie Hahn put up LeRoy's hit.

Mahomet-Seymour 10, Champaign Central 0. Julia McNaught cleared the fence and pulled in four RBI for the host Bulldogs (9-6) in a non-league win over the Maroons (2-6). Abigail Akers scooped up two RBI for M-S, which landed seven strikeouts in Karley Yergler's complete-game, five-inning pitching performance. Alexandria Williams clubbed two hits for Central.

Meridian 4, Clinton 0. The visiting Maroons (3-11) couldn't cross home plate in a Central Illinois Conference setback. Raymi Dial and Elly Maier both posted two hits for Clinton.

Milford/Cissna Park 16, Armstrong-Potomac 7. The visiting Bearcats (8-4) generated at least two runs in five different innings to stall the Trojans (4-12) in a VVC bout. Lyndsey Leitz (three hits, three runs, two RBI), Jordin Lucht (two RBI) and Kaylee Warren (three runs, two RBI) led the way for Milford. Denley Heller's two RBI topped the charts for A-P.

Monticello 8, Rantoul 6. The host Sages (7-7) rallied from a 6-0 deficit after two innings to knock off the Eagles (7-7) in Illini Prairie Conference action. Skylar Frye went deep and locked up two RBI for Monticello, which received two hits apiece from Frye, Max Daniels and Miranda Fogal.

Salt Fork 16, Hoopeston Area 1. Hailey Hunter drove in four runs to key an effective offense for the visiting Storm (9-4) in a VVC rout of the Cornjerkers (10-9). Carlee Richardson and Jordan Jones each produced three RBI in the four-inning affair, and Kayleigh Davis homered for Salt Fork. Payton Small brought home Hoopeston's lone run.

Villa Grove 10, Heritage 0. Reagan Cheely's three-run homer was the highlight of a seven-run fourth inning for the host Blue Devils (11-10), who outlasted the Hawks (5-10) in six frames of LOVC action. Jordyn Ray and Maris Eversole each accounted for two RBI for Villa Grove, which received eight strikeouts from Kyleigh Block in the circle. Gracyn Allen's two hits paced Heritage.

Westville 10, Schlarman 4. Emilee Eller left the yard twice and produced five RBI for the host Tigers (3-9) in a VVC victory over the Hilltoppers (1-9). Erin Toole and Taylor Milholland each smacked two hits for Westville. Carrigan Gard, Taylor Fowler and Cece Damilano each posted two hits for Schlarman.

In girls' soccer

Champaign Central 4, Charleston 1. Kitty Rossow dented the twine three times for the host Maroons (6-3), who persevered in nonconference play. Claudia Larrison assisted on all of Rossow's markers, and Central's Haley Hartleb snagged four saves in net.

Monticello 11, Meridian 0. Mia Maupin found the back of the net five times for the visiting Sages (5-10) in a nonconference romp. Katie Freeman and Milly Machinchy each scored twice for Monticello, which received one goal apiece from Ella Young and Brittany Roberts.

St. Thomas More 10, Decatur Lutheran 0. The host Sabers (7-6-1) boasted a 5-0 lead before 10 minutes were up en route to a non-league victory. Abby Leibach and Megan Clavey each collected a hat trick for STM, which received a two-goal effort from Tatum DeVriese and a one-goal, three-assist outing from Sophia Behrensmeyer.

In track and field

At Paxton. Host Paxton-Buckley-Loda's girls outlasted Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, Tuscola and Rantoul in a quad meet, while the Eagle boys won in the same setup.

Among the females, PBL's Katelyn Crabb (100-meter hurdles, 300 hurdles, long jump) snagged three event wins, while both Hannah Schwarz (100, 200) and Evie Ellis (800, 1,600) accounted for two successes.

The Rantoul males took down the 400, 800 and 1,600 relays, with Kayon Cunningham, Dillon Harper and Robert Buford each part of two wins. Tuscola's C.J. Picazo outperformed all comers in the shot put and discus as well.

In boys' tennis

At Bloomington. Centennial outlasted Bloomington Central Catholic 6-3. Thomas Scaggs/Gunveer Singh and Jared Thomas/Will Thomas pulled through as doubles tandems before each winning a singles match as well.

At Champaign. Nick Gunn, Gus Rossow and Will Shinew each picked up two wins — one in singles, one in doubles — for Champaign Central in a 7-2 triumph over St. Thomas More at Lindsay Courts. Wade Baillon succeeded at No. 1 singles for the Sabers.

At Galesburg. Urbana picked up a pair of victories, defeating the host school 4-1 and Peoria Notre Dame 3-2. The doubles pairings of Samuel Ross/Vivek Ekkirala and Khaled Messai/Jackson Solava secured a point in each match for Urbana.

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