■ St. Joseph-Ogden 1, Centennial 0. A pitchers’ duel between Colton Carr from SJ-O and Alec Thomas from Centennial ended in the bottom of the seventh inning when Mason Coon hit a walkoff home run on the first pitch of the inning to lift SJ-O (21-3) to the home win.
■ Monticello 6, St. Thomas More 2. The Sages scored three runs in the sixth inning to break open a 2-2 tie. Logan Hislope went 2 for 4 and drove in a run for the Sages. Luke Stokowski hit a double and had two RBI for Monticello. Nick Fruehling was 3 for 4 and scored a run for the Sabers.
Player/School AB R H RBI AVG.
A. Watson, Tuscl 78 54 52 23 .667
Graver, SJ-O 53 29 34 16 .642
Centennial track and field
Why he was chosen: The senior flourished for the Chargers, winning the 100-meter dash and 200 at the 16-team Red Grange Invitational in Wheaton, which came three days after he won the 100, 200 and 400 in a dual meet against Normal Community.
— Four area athletes recorded personal-best performances at the Illinois Twilight meet. Sophomore Johnny Leverenz, from Danville, won the 800 in an outdoor personal-best time of 1 minute, 50.79 seconds, which places the Butler middle-distance runner in the top 10 in the Big East.
■ Champaign Central 11, Normal West 5. Pitchers Phillip Swartz and Cam Robinson combined on a five-hitter as the Maroons (17-5) handled the Wildcats at McKinley Field. Swartz fanned six batters in four innings, and Robinson pitched three scoreless innings to earn a save. Central teammates Alec Barger and Josh Caughey each stroked three hits.
The postseason is drawing closer for area high school spring sports teams. Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis has insight on all the area sports, so pepper him with questions in his weekly chat. Feel free to submit questions ahead of his 12:30 p.m. give-and-take on Thursday.
■ Tuscola 4, Central A&M 0. Nick Bates pitched a two-hit shutout, striking out 14 in a win on the road. Bates totaled two hits, as did teammates Andrew Erickson, Dalton Hoel and Kaleb Williams.