PAXTON — Luke Fitton didn’t need much offensive support on Friday.
The Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball team delivered six hits en route to a 6-0 Sangamon Valley Conference home win against Dwight, but Fitton did the rest.
Fitton struck out 11 while throwing a no-hitter as PBL (18-2) won its third straight game. Kaleb Denault went 2 for 2 with two RBI to lead the Panthers’ offense.
Mahomet-Seymour 8, Prairie Central 1. Austin Biehl started the game in style for the Bulldogs (13-9) with a leadoff first-inning homer in a game played at Mahomet. Dylan Gates was 2 for 3 with a double and a triple for M-S. The Hawks fell to 12-13.
No change this week, but three teams — Centennial, Champaign Central and St. Thomas More — are in this weekend’s Saber Invite, so some shakeup may happen next week. Our latest poll from sports editor MATT DANIELS:
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What area baseball, softball and girls' soccer teams are standing out the spring sports season hits its home stretch? What can Julian Pearl bring to the Illinois football team? Will any track and field athletes have a shot to win state titles next month? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis will answer any of your questions during his 12:30 p.m. chat on Thursday.
Bulldogs win twice. Mahomet-Seymour (11-9) defeated Tremont 16-2 and Eureka 19-2, both five-inning wins, as Brooks Coetzee and Bradley Hamilton each went 3 for 4 with three RBI in the win against Tremont. Kyle Kinney went 2 for 4 with four RBI against Eureka.
Blue Ridge 12, Armstrong-Potomac 0. Freshman pitcher Aaron Jayne fanned nine batters while firing his first varsity no-hitter as the Knights blanked the Trojans. Alec Lyle smashed a single and a triple, and Drew Wells scored a run for the Knights (12-10). The Trojans are now 1-10.
CHAMPAIGN — A row of Mahomet-Seymour girls’ soccer players flung themselves toward the ball time and again as it bounced around the penalty area like a pinball with the score tied in the final two minutes of Wednesday’s game at Centennial.