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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/18/10
High School Baseball

Galva-Williamsfield open the season with a win against Knoxville.

Alex Ott was dominant on the mound, striking out 15 and surrendering just five hits, to lead the Wildcats to an 11-0 victory.

Knoxville (0-2) has yet to score a run in its first two games of the young season.


High School Softball

United began its quest for three straight state appearances by blanking Orion 1-0.

Katie Bertleson picked back up where she left off last season and dominated. She tossed a two-hitter and struck out 11.

The Red Storm had just two hits of their own. The big blow was a solo home run by Sommer Foster in the third inning that provided United all the offense the team would need.

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Abingdon took advantage of four Galesburg errors and handed the Silver Streaks their first loss of the season, 6-2 on the Commandos' home diamond.

Jessica Davison took the loss (1-1). She went the distance, surrendering just one earned run and six hits while striking out eight. Abingdon jumped on Galesburg with four runs, three of them unearned, in the first inning.

The Commandos' Beep Jones and Sheridan Brown each had two hits. One of Jones' hits was a home run.

Dani Foreman had two of Galesburg's five hits in the game. Abingdon had six hits. Kelsey Sharp and Jones teamed up on the mound for the Commandos. Sharp picked up the win.

The Silver Streaks junior varsity team ran its record to 2-0 with a 19-3 win against Abingdon.

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Knoxville is off to a 2-0 start this season after shutting out Galva 2-0.

Andrea Wilhite threw a complete-game two hitter and struck out 11 for the Blue Bullets.

Seven Knoxville players had at least one hit. Senior Kendra Larner and sophomore Kayleigh Strode both finished the game 2-for-3 at the plate. Brandi Crockford drove in one of Knoxville's runs.


College Baseball

Monmouth College earned its second victory of the season against Robert Morris of Springfield.

Junior Corey Gruber kept the Eagles in check over eight innings to notch his first collegiate win. He struck out seven and scattered six hits as the Scots won 12-3.

Tom Shaver and Caleb Ruyle led the Scots (2-7) on offense. Shaver had four hits and three RBIs and Ruyle drove in four.
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