Monday's prep highlights: Brown twirls no-hitter for Knights

Monday's prep highlights: Brown twirls no-hitter for Knights

In baseball

Arthur Okaw Christian 7, Cornerstone Christian 5. Ben Jefson walked three times and hauled in two RBI for the victorious host Conquering Riders (3-9). Peyton Trier allowed no hits while striking out five as one of five pitchers for AOC.

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 10, Schlarman 1. After allowing the day's first run, the visiting Blue Devils (14-5) poured on the offense to trump the Hilltoppers (3-10) in Vermilion Valley Conference action. Chase Rademacher's two hits and four RBI led the BHRA charge, which benefited from two RBI from Eric Watson and 10 strikeouts tossed by Ethan Edwards. Rance Bryant scored Schlarman's lone run.

Bloomington Central Catholic 18, St. Thomas More 9. A trio of Sabers (2-13) evenly split six hits between themselves, but the squad couldn't slow its Illini Prairie Conference rival.

Cissna Park 10, Armstrong-Potomac 0. Mario Renteria carded a five-inning no-hitter for the visiting Timberwolves (12-8), who stumped the Trojans (2-12) in nonconference play. Renteria struck out eight and was only dinged by an error. Keegan Boyle (three hits, one RBI), Ian Rogers (two hits, one RBI) and Bailey Sluis (two RBI) supported Renteria with the bats.

Clinton 16, St. Teresa 4. Thanks to 12 runs in the second inning, the visiting Maroons (6-5) eased to a Central Illinois Conference win. Braden Cross' three RBI and Drew Stacey's two RBI gave Clinton a boost at the plate.

Eureka 12, Fisher 2. Jake Cochran doubled and produced two RBI, but the host Bunnies (0-17) couldn't get much else going in Heart of Illinois Conference play.

Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 8, Westville 0. The host Buffaloes (7-5) put away the Tigers (0-21) with six runs in the third inning of a VVC affair. Kaden Mingee potted two RBI while Cale Steinbaugh launched a complete game with eight punchouts. Dalton Rolinitis' two hits paced Westville.

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 12, Heyworth 10. The visiting Falcons (12-2) surged out of the gate in HOIC action courtesy a 12-run second inning before hanging on the rest of the way. Layne Harden counted a home run among his four hits and three RBI for GCMS, which also needed three RBI from both Braden Roesch and Ethan Garard in its sixth consecutive success.

Hutsonville/Palestine 17, Tri-County 1. Kenzal Lloyd's two hits and one RBI went by the wayside for the host Titans (2-12) in an LOVC defeat.

LeRoy 6, Deer Creek-Mackinaw 4. Ty Egan swatted a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning to lift the host Panthers (14-3) to an HOIC win. Nick Perry notched two hits and two RBI for LeRoy.

Lincoln 8, Centennial 5. A three-run seventh frame wasn't enough for the visiting Chargers (13-7) in a non-league setback. Lucas Brown and Tayvion Davis each brought home two runs for Centennial, which netted two hits from both Brown and Eric Hall.

Monticello 13, Unity 0. The host Sages (10-5) put an IPC matchup out of reach by piling on nine runs in the third inning versus the Rockets (7-9). Andrew Ellison and Alek Bundy collected two RBI apiece in five innings for Monticello, while Brett Macak tossed four innings of two-hit ball.

Oakwood 15, Hoopeston Area 5. Isaiah Ruch powered up in a home VVC success for the Comets (10-5) against the Cornjerkers (7-15), striking two home runs and notching four RBI across six innings. Elijah Harden also boasted four RBI for Oakwood, which netted another three from Brady Howard. Max Conn (three RBI) and Graham Eighner (two doubles, two runs scored) did the bulk of Hoopeston Area's damage.

Okaw Valley 4, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 1. Despite a longball by Dario Ayala, the host Knights (11-5) couldn't prevail in HOIC play. Wyatt Schlabach added two hits for ALAH.

Rantoul 7, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 4. Nolan Riddle's three-run double proved the decisive blow in a five-run seventh inning for the visiting Eagles (10-7) in a nonconference rally past the Panthers (14-6). Jake Lykins also singled home a run for Rantoul during that frame. Mason Ecker and Ben Jarboe each put up two hits and an RBI for PBL.

Salt Fork 10, Milford 7. Payton Taylor compiled a four-RBI day on the back of a triple to give the host Storm (12-2) a leg up in their sixth straight victory, this one over the Bearcats (10-6) in a VVC outcome. Kotah Broeker's three hits and four runs scored also aided Salt Fork. Brady Marshino clocked three hits and four RBI for Milford.

Sullivan 2, Meridian 0. Spencer Johnson and Dalton Rogers teamed up on a shutout, with Johnson adding 12 strikeouts for the host Redskins (3-13) in a CIC victory that snapped a five-match losing streak. Ian Hill notched the lone Sullivan RBI, and Tim Lawyer boasted two hits.

Tremont 15, Ridgeview 0. Jalen Duncan and Alan Kindred both banked two hits for the Mustangs in a HOIC defeat.

Tuscola 12, Central A&M 2. Four different Warriors (18-2) powered a pitch over the fence in a five-inning CIC win at home, Tuscola's 11th in a row overall. Achieving the home run feat were Cade Kresin, Will Little, Cameron Ochs and Logan Tabeling, with Kresin's three-run shot the clubhouse leader. All of this occurred around eight strikeouts from Ryan Bartley in just four innings tossed.

Villa Grove/Heritage 15, Martinsville 1. The host Hawks (15-5) needed just five innings to secure their sixth win in a row, coming in LOVC play. Ryan Cheatham's three hits and four RBI played an integral role for VG/H, which took in two RBI apiece from Noah Davison, Evan Wilson and Austin Grimm.

In softball

Armstrong-Potomac 17, Chrisman 4. Kayla Roe and Sam Kelsch both piled up three RBI as the host Trojans (6-13) overwhelmed the Cardinals (1-12) in a Vermilion Valley Conference result. Natalie Schluter and Denley Heller joined Kelsch with three hits on the day.

Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 8, Okaw Valley 0. Makenzie Brown was a walk away from a perfect game, still firing a no-hitter for the host Knights (13-6) in a Little Okaw Valley Conference showdown. Brown struck out more than half the enemies she faced as well, piling up 17. Ryli Kauffman's three RBI and Shelby Frederick's two RBI led ALAH at the dish.

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 20, Schlarman 4. The visiting Blue Devils (9-7) picked up their fourth straight triumph, dousing the Hilltoppers (1-13) in a VVC event. Cece Damilano and Liz Stimac both contributed two hits and an RBI to Schlarman.

Blue Ridge 11-13, Cerro Gordo/Bement 3-2. Sydnee Evans' nine punchouts in a complete-game performance set the tone for the visiting Knights (12-6) in an LOVC doubleheader sweep versus the Broncos (3-12). Elise Swanstrom (four hits), Farrah Michaels (three hits) and Jasmine Bennett (two RBI) kickstarted the Blue Ridge assault in Game 1. The Knights' Avery Place zipped to not only three RBI at the plate but also four strikeouts in the circle during the nightcap.

Buffalo Tri-City 4, Mahomet-Seymour 3. After the visiting Bulldogs (12-7) went ahead in the top of the eighth inning, their non-league enemy responded with the final two tallies to walk off. Aubrie Shore homered during a seven-striking pitching effort, and Ashley Wheeler racked up three hits for M-S.

Centennial 3, Danville 0. Nini Liong doubled, tripled and hurled a complete-game shutout to lift the host Chargers (6-9) to a Big 12 Conference victory over the Vikings (6-5). Ashlyn Perry and Hannah Luchinski each drove in a run for Centennial. Saige Keller punched out eight rivals in her own full-game pitching effort for Danville.

Champaign Central 17, Decatur MacArthur 3. Rachel Burdette tripled twice and knocked in four runs to push the visiting Maroons (5-7) to a five-inning, nonconference success. Alexa Sutton chipped in three doubles, three runs scored and two RBI for Central, which garnered three RBI at the plate and eight strikeouts in the circle from Lexi Williams.

Clinton 15, St. Teresa 5. The visiting Maroons (4-12) brought plenty of offense to a Central Illinois Conference event. Savanah Clifton, Amanda Tool, Kaylee Yost and Elly Maier each accounted for two RBI in the triumph.

Fisher 1, Eureka 0. Sydney Eichelberger allowed the host Bunnies (15-6) to walk off in the eighth inning, collecting the day's lone RBI hit in a Heart of Illinois Conference tilt. Eichelberger also flung a complete-game three-hitter with 10 strikeouts, and teammates Kylee Bishop and Sidney Hood both deposited two hits.

Georgetown-Ridge Farm 11, Westville 0. Bailee Whittaker allowed just three hits and whiffed seven in five innings for the host Buffaloes (13-5), who eased by the Tigers (3-12) in a VVC meeting. Trinity Collins and Kasie Anderson both posted three hits and three RBI for G-RF, which landed another two hits and two RBI from Taylor Stal. Desi Darnell acquired two hits for Westville.

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 2, Heyworth 0. Madi Eberle twirled a complete-game one-hitter for the visiting Falcons (10-5) as they worked around an HOIC opponent. Eberle struck out 13 foes and bashed a two-run homer to go with two hits apiece from Emily Clinton and Dani Eckerty.

Heritage 3, Martinsville 1. Kenzie Davison tripled and Gracyn Allen doubled for the host Hawks (7-11) in an LOVC triumph.

Herscher 4, St. Joseph-Ogden 1. After Bailey Dowling crushed a first-inning home run, the visiting Spartans (13-5) mustered just one hit in a non-league loss. Zoey Witruk struck out nine in four innings, but Herscher rallied against the SJ-O bullpen.

Hoopeston Area 9, Oakwood 7. The visiting Cornjerkers (13-9) put up one run in each of the last three innings to stave off the Comets (9-10) in VVC action. Kylie Neuman went deep and scored twice for Oakwood, which netted two RBI apiece from Paiton Frerichs and Tiffany Paris.

LeRoy 6, Deer Creek-Mackinaw 1. Charly Warlow didn't permit an earned run in a complete-game performance as the host Panthers (13-8) stymied their HOIC foe. Warlow fanned nine across six innings and was primarily backed by two hits and two RBI from Danielle Bogle.

Meridian 15, Sullivan 2. Morgan Moll and Caprice Smith both banked an RBI for the host Redskins (5-8) in a CIC setback.

Oblong 10-6, Villa Grove 3-9. The host Blue Devils (14-11) were stymied early in LOVC play, but quickly rebounded to split a doubleheader. Reagan Cheely struck out 10 and Maris Eversole homered for Villa Grove in the loss. Cheely (three RBI), Molly Mixell (two RBI) and Kyleigh Block (two doubles) fueled the Blue Devils in Game 2.

Salt Fork 9, Milford/Cissna Park 6. The host Storm (11-4) produced the first six runs and hardly slowed down en route to a VVC victory over the Bearcats (9-6). Reighan Barr's three RBI and Jordan Jones' two RBI went well with nine punchouts by Hailey Hunter in six innings of work. Kaylee Warren wrapped up two RBI for M/CP.

Tuscola 6, Central A&M 0. A five-run third inning, as well as a fourth consecutive shutout pitched, lifted the host Warriors (21-1) to their seventh straight win, this one in CIC action. Taylor Musgrave left the yard and scored twice for Tuscola in support of Kaitlyn Reifsteck, who put together an eight-strikeout complete-game outing in the circle.

Unity 13, Monticello 2. The visiting Rockets (19-3) cruised to their eighth straight win, tripping up the Sages (7-8). Skylar Frye's two hits and one RBI keyed Monticello.

In girls' soccer

Arthur Okaw Christian 4, Decatur Lutheran 2. Madalene Henningsen potted a pair of goals for the host Conquering Riders (5-2) in their third straight victory. Nancy Robey added a goal and two assists for AOC, which earned another marker from Brooklyn Kelmel and five saves in net from Lyla Kauffman.

St. Thomas More 2, Mattoon 1. Abby Leibach recorded both goals for the visiting Sabers (9-6-1) in a non-league win, with Sophia Behrensmeyer assisting on the second.

Uni High 5, Springfield Lanphier 0. Macheila Anderson dented the twine in the match's first minute, keying the host Illineks (7-4-1) in nonconference play. Anderson added another goal later and assisted on two more markers, with teammate Nicole Southey hitting two goals and Betsy Ruckman potting one goals and two helpers.

Urbana 2, Monticello 1. Estefanny Ruiz and Rebecca Owen each found the back of the net once for the visiting Tigers (3-7-3) in a non-league success versus the Sages (6-12).

In track and field

At Tuscola. The boys of Tuscola and Salt Fork tied for first at the Tuscola Open with 96 points apiece, while the Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond girls held off Tuscola for top honors by a 98-90 margin.

The Warrior boys' event victories came from Noah Woods (400-meter dash), C.J. Picazo (shot put) and their 800 relay, while the Storm boys' titles arrived courtesy Caine Wilson (200 dash, 110 and 300 hurdles), Dawson Rogers (800 run) and their 400 and 1,600 relays.

On the girls' side, the Knights gained top honors thanks to wins from Alexa Miller (100 dash) and Kenli Nettles (200 dash, 100 and 300 hurdles, high jump).

 

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