Saturday's prep highlights: Central baseball adds two more wins

In baseball
At Paxton

■ Paxton-Buckley-Loda 10, Schlarman 0. Johnny Walder, Andrew Zenner and Axl Denault combined on a three-hit shutout for PBL.

■ Paxton-Buckley-Loda 13, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 2. Dustin Mercer earned the pitching win for PBL (23-6) and Payton McClure was 3 for 3.

Wednesday's prep highlights: Wildman's gem clinches crown

In softball

■ Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond 21, Martinsville 0. Kaitie Wildman pitched a perfect game for A-L/A-H. Wildman had three hits and two RBI. Brooke Tabb was 2 for 3. Emily Seegmiller and Alex Miller had two hits apiece. With the win, A-L/
A-H clinched the outright Little Okaw Valley Conference championship.

Area boys' tennis rankings

1. Champaign Central (1)    Top two in singles are 22-3

2. Centennial (2)    Top two in singles are 34-1

3. St. Thomas More (3)    Top two in singles are 16-7

4. Urbana Uni High (4)    Top two in singles are 7-6

AOTW: Centennial's Lindgren, M-S' Rolson

Athletes of the Week

Jeff Lindgren

Centennial, junior, baseball

Ex-Saber Baillon transfers to UI

NORMAL — If she had the chance to do it all over again, Madie Baillon wouldn’t change anything.

After graduating from St. Thomas More, the former two-time Area Tennis Player of the Year would still start her collegiate career at Illinois State University.

“I kind of considered (Illinois), but I wanted to be a little away from home,” Baillon said.

Now, she knows better.

Monday's prep highlights: Central baseball at 26-1

In baseball
■ Okaw Valley 2-2, Tri-County 1-0. In game one, Cyrus Furgeson and Brandon Getche had two hits apiece for the Titans. Campbell Foster struck out six.
In the second game, Foster had one hit for the Titans, while Furgeson pitched a complete game and struck out three.

Ex-SJ-O AD Doehring honored

ST. JOSEPH — Former St. Joseph-Ogden athletic director Dale Doehring will be enshrined posthumously Saturday night in the Illinois Athletic Directors Association Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place in Peoria.

Doehring, who died in April 2012, was SJ-O’s athletic director from 1979 until retiring in 2004.

Friday's prep highlights: Westville, STM post shutouts

In baseball
■ Westville 7, Hoopeston Area 0. Tyler Dicken struck out seven and allowed three hits in a complete-game shutout for the host Tigers. Mark Strebin had three hits and three runs. Tristan Flynn had two hits and one RBI. Austin Milholland drove in three runs, and Kyle Brazas scored two runs.

Thursday's prep highlights: Urbana softball rallies past Central

In baseball
■ Central 14, Tri-County 0. Phillip Swartz tossed a two-hit shutout and the visiting Maroons (23-1) cruised to a five-inning win. Swartz struck out seven and improved to 7-0 on the season, while Nick Brunson (two doubles, four RBI) and Luke Beesley (three hits) led the 13-hit attack by Central.

Teams of the Week: Unity bass fishing in spotlight

The Rockets qualified for state (May 9-10) by winning their second consecutive sectional championship at Lake Vermilion. C.J. Parks and Ryan Spencer teamed up to catch fish weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces.