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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/23/10
High School Baseball

Abingdon broke open a close game with Princeville with a big fourth inning and rolled.

The Commandos (2-1) took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the fourth then plated 10 runs and won the game 12-1 in five innings. Jesse Hines, Dylan Timmons and Tyler Johnson drove in two runs apiece for Abingdon. Johnson, Keith Gregory and Brandon Harroun had two hits each, accounting for six of the Commandos 11 hits.

Brad Siedel tossed four innings, surrendering one earned run and seven hits to earn his first win of the season.

Princeville (0-1) had nine hits in the game and was victimized by seven errors and 10 men left on base in the Princes season-opener.

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Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon won its season-opener against Ridgewood 7-6

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North Fulton's Brandon Shaw was dominant on the mound as the Wildcats blanked Annawan-Wethersfield 5-0.

Shaw struck out 10 batters and gave up just one hit for North Fulton in the team's first game of the season after last year's squad earned a trip to state.

Shaw also helped his own cause at the plate by driving in two runs. Beriah Quick also had two hits for the visitors.

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Brimfield-Elmwood shut out its second straight opponent. Coming off of an 11-0 win against Henry on Monday, the Indians (3-0) blanked Peoria Central 9-0. B-E got a pair of home runs while holding Central to just two hits in the game.

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Farmington held Stark County to one hit and shut out the Rebels 14-0 in five innings. The Farmers improved to 2-0 on the young season.

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Rushville-Industry won its second straight game against a local opponent in two days by knocking off Lewistown 7-1. The Rockets handed Abingdon a 5-4 loss, the Commandos' first of the season, Monday afternoon.

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Canton one-hit Peoria Woodruff in a 2-0 win by the Little Giants in their season-opener.

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Galesburg's sophomore team won at Macomb 5-1.

The Silver Streaks' Matt Lensing pitched four shutout innings and struck out five. Seth Morling had three hits and Austin Gernant added two for Galesburg, which had eight on the afternoon.

The Streaks held the Bombers to five hits. The only blemish was the four errors committed by GHS.


High School Softball

Galesburg had just three hits but still managed to beat Limestone 9-3.

Jessica Davison three her third straight complete game to earn the victory (2-1). She allowed seven hits and struck out five.

The Silver Streaks took advantage of 13 walks by Limestone pitching. Sydney Edwards paced the offense with a 1-for-3 performance at the plate with two runs batted in and two runs scored.

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Galesburg's junior varsity team came out on the wrong end of an 8-6 score against Limestone. Allison Mangieri, Carolyn Scherpe and Katy Wagner had two hits apiece.

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Abingdon remains undefeated (3-0) after the Commandos got by Knoxville (2-1) 3-2. Abingdon won the game on a run-scoring single in the seventh inning.

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Orion beat Rowva 9-4. Grace Cleair took the loss for the Tigers. She had eight strikeouts. Laura McQueen and Ashly Remick each had two hits and an RBI for Rowva in the Tigers' first game of the season. The Chargers improved to 2-1.

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Ridgewood blanked Unity Christian 10-0

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Brimfield-Elmwood shut out Stark County 13-0. The Indians held the Rebels to four hits in the game.


College Softball

Carl Sandburg College lost a pair of games against the Augustana College junior varsity team. The Chargers dropped the first game 15-4 and the finale 4-3.
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