King, Vikings put on a show
DANVILLE – Morgan King hit for the cycle and drove in nine runs as Danville completed a softball doubleheader sweep with a 16-14 victory against Unity on Saturday.
King had two singles, a double, a triple and a homer. Casey Cromwell added three hits.
The Vikings (6-2) won the opener 18-1 behind Cromwell's two homers, including a grand slam. She drove in six. McKenzie Hodges went 4 for 4 with three RBI. Michaleen Forman added three hits, including a two-run homer.
Centennial 4, Schlarman 0. Courtney Stamm had two hits and Katie Blas scattered five hits for the host Chargers.
Fisher 19, Iroquois West 0. Chelsea Williamson fired a one-hitter to lead the visiting Bunnies. Kalli Gosser had three hits and three RBI.
Hoopeston Area 13, Iroquois West 1. Brooke Kinney's two hits paced the Cornjerkers' 10-hit attack.
Urbana 20-3, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 5-13. Urbana's Jasmine White had five hits, including a homer, in the first game. Catie Brandt's grand slam propelled the host Buffs in the second game. She finished with three hits.
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 6, Mahomet-Seymour 1. Regan Romshek had three hits and Desiree Mouser two for the visiting Falcons.
St. Joseph-Ogden 4, GCMS 3. Hannah Bowen knocked in two runs for the Spartans.
Eureka 8-12, Rantoul 6-9. Bridget Schlueter had three hits and two RBI in the first game for the host Eagles (3-5). Carlee Silver contributed three hits in Game 2. Eureka scored seven runs on 10 consecutive hits with two outs in the seventh.
LeRoy 15-8, Cerro Gordo 0-7. Sarah Hintz pitched a one-hitter, striking out 17, in the opener for visiting LeRoy. Stephanie Hintz earned the win in the second game, with Sarah Hintz pitching one inning for the save.
Danville 8, Decatur Eisenhower 0. Elizabeth Sothen, Elizabeth Kapella and Malory Sparnicht each scored twice for the host Vikings.
Centennial 3, Charleston 0. The visiting Chargers (4-1) handed Charleston its first defeat, getting goals from Grace Ayodele, Nora Al-Qadi and Hannah Radnitzer. Keeper Micaela McLennand made three saves.
First Baptist tournament. Kim Montgomery and Ashley Greazer scored in First Baptist's 2-0 victory against Decatur Christian. Keeper Brittani Wasson made five saves in a 1-0 loss against Schaumburg Baptist.
At Bloomington. Danville's doubles teams of Ashish Patel-Yanis Mokraoui (No. 2) and Love Shah-Matthew Kidwell (No. 3) each finished seventh in the 16-team Bloomington Purple and Gold Invitational.
In boys' track & field:
At Champaign. Evan White (1,600 meters), Emmanuel Richter-Shea (long jump, high jump) and Matt Strack (shot put) posted victories for Centennial in the Harold Jester Invitational. Mahomet-Seymour got wins from Colton Fender (110 high hurdles, 300 intermediate hurdles) and Jared Lyons (discus).
At Springfield. Danville's Solomon Crenshaw won the long jump with a state-best 23 feet, 9-inch effort and teammate Anthony Bacoat was second at 22-8 in the Springfield Lanphier quad.
In girls' track & field:
At Homewood-Flossmoor. McKenzie White won the 300-meter hurdles and Shelby Stevenson was victorious in the pole vault for Urbana in the 20-team Homewood-Floosmoor Invitational. The Tigers placed eighth.