■ Centennial 1, Urbana 0. Jeff Lindgren struck out 14 batters and Anthony Martin (2 for 3, double) scored the winning run in the seventh inning on a wild pitch for the host Chargers.
■ Paxton-Buckley-Loda 3, St. Thomas More 2. Johnathon Walder struck out four in a complete game for PBL. Drew Schrodt and Dustin Mercer had two hits apiece. Martin Mennenga had a hit and an RBI. Josh Koerner was 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Sabers. Harrison York had two hits and scored a run. Austin Tabeling struck out five and had an RBI.
■ Cerro Gordo/Bement 11, Okaw Valley 5. Connor Gross drove in three runs and pitched a complete-game six-hitter, leading host CG/B to a come-from-behind victory. Trailing 5-4, the Broncos scored seven runs in the sixth inning to take command. Steve Isbell contributed two hits and two RBI to the win.
Today’s topic: Area boys’ tennis notes, courtesy Fred Kroner
BLOOMINGTON — The IHSA, in some quarters, is viewed as the Evil Empire.
It’s a perception that is prevalent among those with gripes about an organization in its 114th year of existence.
Some criticize the IHSA for its multiplier policy that is applied to non-boundaried schools.
Others don’t like the number of championships that are permitted in a particular sport.
■ Paxton-Buckley-Loda 8, Oakwood 4. Axl Denault had three hits and drove in five runs as the Panthers (5-0) remained unbeaten. Dustin Mercer earned the pitching win, and Hunter Johnson picked up a save with 22/3 innings of scoreless relief. Oakwood’s Kyle Girton was 3 for 3.
■ Central 7-6, Pontiac 0-1. Alec Altmyer struck out 11 in a complete-game no-hitter in Game 1. Joe Aeilts and Jake Snider each had two hits and an RBI. In the second game, Tanner Gordon struck out eight in six innings to record his first win. Connor Mapes had three hits and two RBI.